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Peddigrew and company win Re/Max SuperLeague title after years as runners-up

Ken Peddigrew feels it was about time he won the Re/Max Centre (St. John's Curling Club) Super League championship, so he was very happy to finally come away a winner Wednesday night.

Peddigrew and his Quality Matters Dealers Choice Auto Network/Molson rink of lead Keith Jewer, second Jeff Rose and third Dave Noftall defeated Heather Strong of Team Rodrigues Winery 8-2 in six ends for the title.

Ken Peddigrew skipped his team to an 8-2 win over Heather Strong's rink in the final of the Re/Max SuperLeague at the Re/Max Centre (St. John's Curling Club) on Wednesday night. Peddigrew had been the SuperLeague runner-up three times. - Photo by Keith Go

Ken Peddigrew feels it was about time he won the Re/Max Centre (St. John's Curling Club) Super League championship, so he was very happy to finally come away a winner Wednesday night.

Peddigrew and his Quality Matters Dealers Choice Auto Network/Molson rink of lead Keith Jewer, second Jeff Rose and third Dave Noftall defeated Heather Strong of Team Rodrigues Winery 8-2 in six ends for the title.

The win was Peddigrew's first after finishing runner-up three times.

"It's about time," he said with a laugh. "Yeah, after about 12 years, we were due, we were due."

He pointed it was, however, the fourth SuperLeague final in a row for his front end and their first championship.

"I'm pretty sure no one has appeared in four consecutive SuperLeague finals until tonight."

Peddigrew says he felt the difference in the game may have been that his team is gearing up for the provincial playdowns next week, while Strong was coming off an 11-end semifinal win over Dean Branton Tuesday night and the provincial women's championship, which she won last weekend.

"I think that was our big benefit," said the winning skip, whose team will be looking for a berth in the upcoming Labatt Tankard provincial championship at the Tankard Open qualifier in Corner Brook this weekend.

"Given that we have been preparing for the provincials, we should be in peak form and we kinda caught Heather just after she's just won (the women's provincials) and they probably didn't have the same intensity we did just because of the situation."

The Peddigrew foursome earned a bye to the final by finishing atop the 12-team league standings with an 8-3 record in round-robin play, which included a win over Strong.

Peddigrew opened up a 3-1 lead in the second end of the final when Strong was heavy on a freeze, which allowed Peddigrew a hit for three.

The winners stole a single point in the third. Strong and her rink of Cathy Cunningham, Laura Strong and Peg Goss, counted their second point in the fourth end, but Peddigrew got a deuce in the fifth when Strong was heavy on freeze attempt and he had a draw for two. He stole two more in the sixth to complete the scoring.

The Peddigrew rink earned $2,200 for winning the final, plus $35 for each of their eight wins in the round-robin for a total of $2,480.

"It'll come in handy for our trip Corner Brook (for the Open) and then, hopefully, to Stephenville (site of the Tankard) next week," said Peddigrew.

Peddigrew won the 2006 provincial Tankard with a team that included Rose, Jewer and Ryan LeDrew. Noftall was the fifth man on that rink, which competed at the Brier in Regina, Sask.

jbrowne@thetelegram.com

Organizations: Max Centre, Curling Club, Super League Molson Brier

Geographic location: St. John's, Corner Brook, Stephenville

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  • Doug
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    The boys won and the girls lost again. Nuff said.

  • francis
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Listen, Doug. Everybody knows the Canadian Curling Championship goes through PEI. Nuff said. Dumb Newfie!

  • Curler
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Doug:
    ????????????????????????????????

  • a fan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    And how many guys teams did the girls beat, to get to the finals?
    Nuff said.

  • Doug
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    The boys won and the girls lost again. Nuff said.

  • francis
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    Listen, Doug. Everybody knows the Canadian Curling Championship goes through PEI. Nuff said. Dumb Newfie!

  • Curler
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Doug:
    ????????????????????????????????

  • a fan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    And how many guys teams did the girls beat, to get to the finals?
    Nuff said.