Congratulations to Evergreen CC’s Team Smoltz who won the MoPac Men’s Playdowns this past weekend, December 5-8, 2013, at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR. By winning the playdowns they earned the privilege of representing MoPac at the 2014 US Club National Championships at Two Harbors Curling Club in Two Harbors, MN February 15 – 22, 2014.
Team Smoltz includes Andy Karsnia (lead), Eric Hemesath (second), Cory Fiendell (vice) and Jim Smoltz (skip). They persevered through a tough round-robin competition with a 3-1 record, including wins over Team Horsman (Coyotes Curling Club), Team Huntress (Coyotes Curling Club) and Team Derby (Oval Curling Club). Their one loss was to Team Wiesen (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club). A 3-1 record earned them the 5th seed entering the 5-team playoffs.
In the playoffs, the ECC squad went 3-0, defeating Team Mansell (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club), Team Wiesen and Team Maxie (Coyotes Curling Club). Team Maxie (lead Jeff Fassett, second Josh Lewis, vice Greg Gallagher and skip Fred Maxie) took runner-up and could be eligible to play at Club Nationals depending on participation and tie-break rules governed by US Curling.
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