There will be no double of provincial curling champions from Twin Rivers Curling Club this year.
The North Battleford based team of Cole Tenetuik fell short at the SaskTel Tankard in Melville, as they struggled to put back-to-back wins together against a competitive field at the provincial championships.
A total of 16 men’s teams qualified for the provincial Tankard. While Tenetuik had gone undefeated at Northern playdowns in North Battleford, the team struggled out of the gate in Melville with an opening day defeat to Jason Jacobson in the A event by an 8-4 score.
They did win their B event game against Brad Heidt by an 8-6 score but then lost to Joshua Heidt by a 9-1 final.
In the C event Tenetuik again posted a win over Jeff Hartung 6-4, but lost in C semifinal play to Shaun Meachem 9-6 to end their hopes in Melville.
It was also a frustrating week for Lloyd Fell’s team from Unity Curling Club. Fell lost 8-2 to Matt Dunstone in the A event, 7-5 to Steven Howard in the B event and finally 8-7 to Brad Heidt in the C event.
In the end it was Dunstone who took the provincial title, downing defending champion Kirk Muyres in Sunday’s final by a 4-2 score.
While Twin Rivers Curling Club lost out on sending a men’s representative to the Brier, they are sending Robyn Silvernagle to national Scotties in Moose Jaw following her team’s win in Melville earlier in the week.
The curling club plans to host a sendoff event for Team Silvernagle Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Northland Power Curling Centre.