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Oke still undefeated at senior men’s curling provincials


Gary Oke is alone atop the standings of the 2015 senior men’s provincial curling championship at the Corner Brook Curling Club.

Glen Goss, the third on the team skipped by Gary Oke, delivers a stone in Provincial Senior Men’s Curling championship Thursday at the Corner Brook Curling Club. Geraldine Brophy/The Western Star

The Corner Brook skip defeated clubmate Peter Glavine 6-4 in the late draw on Thursday to move to 5-0 thus far.

Oke scored two points in the fourth end to complement singles in the second, fifth, sixth and eighth ends.

Glavine responded with two in the seventh and single points in the first and third.

Earlier in the day, Oke outlasted another fellow Corner Brook Curling Club representative, Gerry Young, by a 9-3 score.

Oke picked up three points in the seventh end, along with two in the third and single points in the first, second and fourth.

Young mustered all three of his points in the sixth end.

Bas Buckle is in second place at 4-1.

He edged Brian Bailey of Corner Brook 6-5 in late draw action.

Buckle put up deuces in the fifth and eighth, with a single in the third en route to the win.

Bailey had two in the fourth and singles in the first, second and seventh ends.

Buckle had previously conquered Gary Wensman of the Carol Curling Club in Labrador City by a 7-3 count.

The winning skip notched three points in the third end, with two in the sixth and a single in the first.

Other scores from Thursday were: Bernard Lewis (Corner Brook) 6, Bailey 5; Mark Noseworthy (St. John’s) 10, Glavine 3; Noseworthy 9, Young 4; and Wensman 10, Lewis 2.

Play resumes today at 9 a.m.

Action in the two-team women’s division also gets underway today as Laura Phillips of St. John’s tangles with Donna Davis of Corner Brook in a best-of-five series.

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