Four qualifying spots at the provincial SaskTel Tankard were up for grabs Jan. 16 to 19 at the Northland Power Curling Centre.
North Battleford hosted the northern playdowns over the weekend. A total of 14 teams were in action, with teams playing down on the A, B and C side to determine who goes on to play for the provincial title.
In the end, a local-area team earned the first of the four spots available out of North Battleford.
In the A final it was Cole Tenetuik of the home-town Twin Rivers Curling Club defeating Lloyd Fell of Unity Curling Club 6-4 to claim the first spot on Jan. 18. The Tenetuik team won all four of their games in the northern qualfiers. The team includes third Brennan Schiele, second Matthew Taylor and lead Chadd McKenzie.
In the B qualifier on Jan. 19, it was Brady Kendel of Sutherland Curling Club winning over Brad Heidt of Kerrobert Curling Club 8-3.
Two C-event qualifiers determined the final two spots and in these matchups it was Fell who won over Drew Heidt of Unity Curling Club 8-3, and Brad Heidt over Tyson Armstrong of Lashburn 6-4.
Those four winners now advance to the SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial championships which take place in Melville Jan. 29 to Feb. 2.