Kody Hartung has become the second entrant into the 2019 SaskTel Tankard in Whitewood.
Hartung defeated Bruce Korte 6-4 in the final of a Saskatchewan Mens Curling Tour event at the Highland Club in Regina on the weekend to take the honour.
Hartung wasn't the only rink from Saskatchewan celebrating on the weekend. Saskatoon's Kirk Muyres won the Grand Slam of Curling's Tour Challenge--Tier 2 side by going unbeaten throughout the week. Muyres capped it off by beating Scott McDonald of Kingston, Ont. 8-3. The rink takes home $10,000 plus a promotion to the 2019 Meridian Canadian Open in North Battleford, Sask., with gas money and accommodation provided.
“This one’s marked on the calendar,” Muyres said. “We want to play a Slam in Saskatchewan any time we can and it’s only about an hour from home. To get to play one there is awesome. We obviously can’t wait and hopefully, we can put on a good show there.”
It’s the first year for the new club with Muyres, who previously played for Steve Laycock, making the move up to skip alongside his brother, Dallan Muyres, at lead and twins Kevin and Daniel Marsh at third and second, respectively. Captain Kirk has taken to skip duties like a fish to water with the team running the table here posting a perfect 7-0 record.
“It’s so good. We had a slow start and we were building and building,” Kirk said. “It’s my first year skipping, so it’s so tough to know if it was going to come together for us. The last few weeks it just start to and then today we just put on a dominating performance. It’s pretty nice to have these guys stick by me when I was learning to skip and now I’ve kind of got there but we can always get better from here.”