Brent Yamada and his Kamloops Office Systems rink are undefeated in the Sun Life Financial Super League.
Yamada improved to 7-0 with a 6-3 victory over Amanda Russet’s Wrabel Brothers Construction on Monday at Kamloops Curling Club. Russet is 1-6 and tied for ninth.
Meanwhile, Scott Decap fought off Corryn Brown to remain second in the league. Decap’s Hub International rink allowed Brown’s Rivershore Ram team to score four in the first end, but ended up winning 9-5.
Decap is 6-0-1 and second, while Brown is 2-4-1 and sixth.
Darren Nelson’s TRU WolfPack rink scored three in the fifth end and defeated Mike Smith and BA Dawson Blacktop 6-1. Nelson (5-2) is third in the standings, with Smith (2-5) seventh.
In a battle for fourth place, SMS Equipment, skipped by Rick Reimer, stole a big deuce in the sixth end and beat Bob Holden’s KPMG crew, 6-2. The victory leaves Reimer (4-2) in fourth, and dropped Holden (3-3-1) to fifth.
Team Samborsky, sponsored by Kal Tire, picked up a 6-3 victory over Kevin Ihlen’s Tim Hortons Coldstone rink. The victory moved Samborsky (1-4-1) ahead of ninth-place Ihlen (1-6).
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Six Kamloops runners were honoured for their first-place performances at the Interior Running Association’s year-end banquet.
Misty Palm picked up the award for most cumulative points in the women’s 35-39 age group for the Canadian Tire Interior Road Race Series. Erica Malerby of Kamloops was second in the division, while Regina Black (50-54) and Linda Woodbury (65-69) were third in their respective divisions and Sherry Sim (50-54) and Kathryne Flannery (55-59) were fourth.
Three Kamloops men won their road race divisions — Bryce Turner (under-15), Rick Jenkner (55-59) and Bruce Butcher (75-79). Brad Maki and Jonathan Shephard were second and third in the 35-39 group, while Roger Turner took third in the 40-44 category.
Jordan Sim (50-54) and Melvin Doherty (60-64) were fourth in their groups, and Fraser Stewart (60-64) was seventh.
Kamloops had two champions in the Starting Block Interior cross-country series — Karen Willies, in the women’s 65-69, and Cole Parker, in the men’s 16-19.
Malerby (35-39) and Claire Parker (55-59) were second in women’s divisions, while Butcher (75-79) and Neil Rybak (30-34) were second in men’s divisions.
Woodbury (65-69) and Mark Tovee (20-29) finished third overall, while Flannery was fourth in the 55-59 division.
It was an excellent evening for Flannery, who also picked up a pair of Iron Legs Awards, which go to racers who complete all of the series’ races.
Flannery not only completed all eight of the road races, she also was the only local to participate in all six cross-country runs. Doherty was the only other local to complete all eight road races.