UPDATE: Team Laycock defeated Jason Jacobson 11-8 to advance to this afternoon's final against Kelly Knapp at 3:00pm from Affinity Place.
Original story follows:
Steve Laycock and his team from the Swift Current Curling Club dropped a 9-4 decision to Kelly Knapp from the Highland Curling Club in Regina in Saturday's 1 vs. 2 Page Playoff Game at the SaskTel Tankard men's curling championship in Estevan.
Laycock opened the scoring with a steal of one in the first end, but Knapp responded with two in the second and a steal of two more to go up 4-1 after three ends. After Laycock was forced to a single in the fourth, Knapp picked up a three-ender to go up 7-2 at the break. Knapp stole one in the sixth end and after Laycock cut the deficit with a deuce in the seventh, Knapp scored one more in the eighth to wrap up the win and a spot in Sunday's final.
Laycock will get a second chance in this morning's semi-final, where he's facing Jason Jacobson from the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon. Jacobson defeated Kody Hartung 8-3 in eight ends in the 3 vs. 4 game to move on to the semi-final.
Today's semi-final and final games are being streamed live on CURLSASK's YouTube channel and broadcast on SaskTel MaxTV channels 49 & 349.
The winning team will represent Saskatchewan at the Tim Hortons Brier in London, Ontario, next month.
Thibault starts Canadian U18s with team Kesslering
Swift Current's Aryn Thibault is in Timmins, Ontario, for the Canadian Under-18 Curling Championship playing second for Cara Kesslering's team from the Sutherland Curling Club in Saskatoon.
Their opening game of pool play will be against Sophie Blades and her team from Nova Scotia at 1:00pm CST today, and the event continues through the week. Feature games at the event can be streamed live on Curling Canada +.