Penticton rink at the Ashley HomeStore Classic

Penticton rink at the Ashley HomeStore Classic
Nathan Small takes a minute before the next shot. (Mark Brett - Western News)Nathan Small takes a minute before the next shot. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Matt Tolley (left) and Nathan Small sweep this rock into the house. (Mark Brett - Western News)Matt Tolley (left) and Nathan Small sweep this rock into the house. (Mark Brett - Western News)
John Slattery looks ahead on this shot. (Mark Brett - Western News)John Slattery looks ahead on this shot. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Members of Penticton skip Brad Wood’s rink, left to right, Matt Tolley, John Slattery and Nathan Small talk strategy. (Mark Brett - Western News)Members of Penticton skip Brad Wood’s rink, left to right, Matt Tolley, John Slattery and Nathan Small talk strategy. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Brad Wood keeps his eye on the target. (Mark Brett - Western News)Brad Wood keeps his eye on the target. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Penticton skip Brad Wood delivers a rock with third Nathan Small in attendance. (Mark Brett - Western News)Penticton skip Brad Wood delivers a rock with third Nathan Small in attendance. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Skip Brad Wood of Penticton hollers instructions to teammates during the first draw of the Ashley HomeStore Classic at the Penticton Curling Club Friday. (Mark Brett - Western News)Skip Brad Wood of Penticton hollers instructions to teammates during the first draw of the Ashley HomeStore Classic at the Penticton Curling Club Friday. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Penticton skip Brad Wood makes his way to the other end of the ice. (Mark Brett - Western News)Penticton skip Brad Wood makes his way to the other end of the ice. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Action in the first draw of the Ashley HomeStore Classic tournament at the Penticton Curling Club.

Brad Wood’s rink of Penticton lost an 8-1 decision to the Brad Gushue rink of St. John’s Nfld.

Action runs through Monday with an international roster of competitors vying over $80,000 in prize money