Epic Curling league completes season
Special to the Tribune
Epic Curling recently completed its winter season and the final match-up could not have been any more meaningful.
If team “To Sweep or Not to Sweep” could pull off a victory, it would force a three-way tie for first place. For team “S’now Problem,” a win would be the final piece of an undefeated, championship season.
S’now Problem managed to steal three points in the first end of the match, stole one more point in each of the next two ends and then cruised to an 8-2 victory. The team of Greg Felton, Stephanie Tonn, Terry Poole, Monica Saldana and Larry Sidney became the first champions to hold Lake Tahoe Epic Curling’s new perpetual trophy, given to each season’s champion.
Meanwhile, halfway across the South Tahoe Ice Arena, a big upset was brewing. Team “Sweep the Stone, Johnny!,” which had yet to win a game, was giving team “Red Hut” a run for its money. After missing team members each of the previous three games, Sweep finally had their full team in place, and was itching for a win.
By withstanding several strong setups from Red Hut late in the match, they were able to pull off the upset and close the season on a high note. In the third and final match of the night, team “Sweeping Beauties” defeated team “Solid Rock,” 10-3, to complete the season with a 4-1 record for second place.
The final curling league of the year begins on Sunday, April 30. Lake Tahoe Epic Curling will hold a learn to curl event on Sunday, April 16, so that new curlers can qualify to participate in that league. Club curling events are open to the public.