12 Jan

Mark Pillswort wins Travellers Curling Club Championship

first_imgThe Fort St. John Curling Club hosted the Travellers Curling Club Championship over the weekend which served as a zones tournament for teams in the region. In the men’s final Mark Pillswort’s Grande Prairie team booked their tickets to provincials in October in Calgary with a 6-5 victory.After the victory he said the ice was difficult to navigate which forced the team to stay mentally sharp throughout the finals.“It was challenging. We were on sheet one and there was some spots that would curl lots and some spots that were straight. You had to focus the whole game and any mental slip and you were missing shots.”- Advertisement -Heading into the final end Pillswort was crossing his fingers for an easy shot with his final stone, but wound up not even needing to throw it.“We just had to keep it clean and have an easy open shot and not make it too complicated for my last. The guys ended up playing a pretty good end so I didn’t have to throw my last.”The event was Pillswort’s fifth time competing at zones and the win was his first victory after a few defeats previously in the finalsAdvertisementlast_img read more