Rindal rink qualifies for provincial championship

Herald file photo.

The second time was twice as nice for Bryan Rindal’s Prince Albert rink.

Rindal, along with Angus Hemsworth, Cliff Selander and Chris Bannerman, secured their place in the Saskatchewan Senior Men’s Provincial Championship with a 5-1 win at the Prince Albert Curling Club on Saturday.

The Rindal rink had a chance to grab one of the five qualification spots earlier in the day, but lost 6-3 to Brad Heidt’s Kerrobert rink in the A event qualifier.

They made the most of their second qualification opportunity, stealing three points in the final two ends for the victory.

Brian Humble’s Saskatoon rink earned the third qualifying spot with a 4-3 victory over Gordon Bell earlier in the day.

The final two qualification spots will be decided on Sunday. Action begins at 10 a.m. at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.

The five qualifiers will advance to the provincial championship, which begins on Feb. 22 in Swift Current.