Alberta proved that their round robin record was no fluke by stealing in the 8th and again in an extra end to post a 7-6 victory over Canada II's Jim Armstrong in the $5,000 Richmond International Cashspiel this afternoon.
Alberta 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 = 7
Canada II 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 = 6
Here's a report from an anonymous spectator:
Armstrong loses!!!! Alberta, with a couple of fortunate breaks in the early going, stole the 8th and extra end to beat Armstrong.
On the 8th, Armstrong made a 20 foot runback to spill one of two off the button to salvage a tie. On the extra, Armstrong had a hit and roll off his own rock on the side of the four foot. He needed a two foot roll, but only got about a foot, leaving Alberta with the steal. Very entertaining....
Great Britain failed to recover from the disappointment of their semi-final loss, bowing to Richmond 10-6 in the 3 v 4 game, Vince Miele throwing 4th rocks.
In the consolation games Canada I beat Manitoba 10-2, and Scotland beat Victoria 7-5.
1 Alberta $1,500
2 Canada II $1,000
3 Richmond $750
4 Great Britain $400
Photographs from the event will be available at the Richmond Centre for Disability's website.