Murphy’s law rules in Nova Scotia
- Updated: February 12, 2014
It came right down to the wire in the Nova Scotia men’s provincial Tankard playdowns, Feb. 4-9 at the Halifax Curling Club. But, when the rocks came to a rest in the 10thend of the championship final, Jamie Murphy was left with three counters in the rings to defeat Mark Dacey by a 12-8 score.
The emotional victory presented Murphy with a second opportunity to compete in the Canadian men’s curling championship, March 1-9 at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek.
Murphy, who represented Nova Scotia at the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier, will lead teammates Jordan Pinder, Mike Bardsley and Donald McDermaid into the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops.
The final showdown against Dacey – a six-time competitor at the national championship and winner of the 2004 Tankard – saw Murphy jump into a four-point lead after the first end.
The Dacey squad battled back, cutting the deficit to just one heading into the final frame. But with the last stone of the game, and the championship on the line, Murphy cracked a double to score three and seal the victory.
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