Matt Tolley of Penticton delivers a rock in the match against the Dean Joanisse rink of Maple Ridge in the World Curling Tour’s Ashley Home Store Curling Classic at the Penticton Curling Club. Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton curling in the mix at World Curling Tour classic

A Penticton curler is a member of a Victoria team competing in Ashley Home Store Classic

Heading into Saturday’s draw seven of World Curling Tour’s Ashley Home Store Curling Classic Penticton curler Matt Tolley’s rink has a one-win, two-loss record.

Tolley is second on Victoria’s skip Chris Baier’s rink and are taking on Japp van Dorp’s Netherland team at 3:15 p.m. Saturday

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In the Baier’s opening match Friday at the Penticton Curling Club, his rink finished on the low end of an 8-3 score to the Dean Joanisse squad out of Maple Ridge.

The winners picked up a pair in each of the first, third, fourth and sixth ends to earn the win.

Baier got a single in the second and two in the fifth to account for his scoring.

In it’s second match, the Victoria rink lost by the same 8-3 margin to the Peter De Cruz rink of Switzerland.

The lone victory for Baier was in the fifth round with a 4-1 win over the Glen Jackson rink of Victoria.

At the time the Baier rink was third in the standings of Pool D behind Kevin Koe of Calgary, Alta and undefeated De Cruz.

The Niklas Edin rink of Sweden was in first in Pool A with a record of three wins, no losses, top spot in Pool B was Patric Mabergs of Sweden, also undefeated in three matches, Mike McEwen of Winnipeg, Man. was first in Pool C.

A total of 24 teams are competing in the event which wraps up with the playoff finals Monday.

 

Victoria Skip Dean Joanisse delivers a rock with teammates Jay Wakefield (left) and John Cullen at the ready during the World Curling Tour’s Ashley Home Store Curling Classic at the Penticton Curling Club. Mark Brett/Western News

Matt Tolly of Penticton talks over strategy with a teammate during first match play of the Ashley Home Store Classic. Mark Brett/Western News

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