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Ferbey rink defeats Howard in final end of Skins Game

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TSN.ca Staff
1/11/2009 11:26:38 PM
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Three-time World Champion Glenn Howard and Randy Ferbey went back-and-forth in the final of the Casino Rama Curling Skins Game presented by Tow Truck In A Box, but in the end the Ferbey rink won their second TSN Skins title.

The two rinks traded skins over the first five and were even at $7,000 as they moved into the final three ends.

Then, things got really interesting.

After a carry-over in the sixth and again in the seventh, there was $43,000 on the line heading to the eight and final end.

Ferbey's rink looked to be in control early in the end, but as the two teams had done through the entire match, they went back-and-forth.

It came down to the final four rocks with a stone from each rink sitting in the house.

Dave Nedohin continued his strong showing at the competition and made a pair of excellent throws to leave his rink with two rocks in the house.

Howard could not come up with the shot he needed with the last stone and the Ferby rink stole the $43,000 and the win.

As the winner, Ferbey is guaranteed a spot in the next Casino Rama Curling Skins Game.

Over the competition, Ferbey's rink won $70,000, bringing his career TSN Skins Game winnings to $168,300. Howard takes home a total of $27,500 from the weekend.

''Playing against such top-notch competition in a special venue like Casino Rama is a real pleasure,'' said Ferbey. ''This is an unbelievable event and we're looking forward to coming back for the next one.'' 

Howard struck first and picked up $4,000 in the second after a carry-over from the opening end.

His lead didn't last as Ferbey's rink quickly responded in the third and got themselves on the board with $3,000.

They traded skins again in the following two ends with Howard taking $3,000 in the fourth and Ferbey picking up $4,000 in the fifth.

This made-for-TV original TSN production is an annual all-Canadian event featuring four invited Canadian rinks competing for a total cash purse of $100,000.  This year's event marks the first time a women's rink has competed against men's rinks in a TSN skins game.

Randy Ferby's rink (Photo: Terry Wilson (Casino Rama))

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(Photo: Terry Wilson (Casino Rama))
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