Men's Western Regional

Granite Curling Club of Seattle

January 5-8, 2012 - Completed

Team Information

Guzman

Benj Guzman, Doug Schaak, Charles Taggart, Christopher Rimple

Record: 1-3

Lost Friday 1:00 pm - Game D21
Johnson 12.700*   1   3     5 6 7      
Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Guzman 39.800*   2 4 8                
Lost Friday 7:00 pm - Game D32
Guzman 30.100* 1 3 4 8                
Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Beighton 0.000* 2   5   6 7   9        
  1. Just about to get under way. El Guz has finished his pre-game beer and is ready to rock! Official Joel Russ looking very fine in his upscale waiter finery, including hand-tied bow tie the busser sounds to start the game. Keeping it clean through the first 4 stones, teams exchanging hits. Still keeping it clean , first skip stone. Trying to hide behind a skinny corner, but it hangs out at the back. Open hit for a blank, missed, blue takes one
  2. Still playing the hitting game, teams exchanging hits. Boring! Keeping one rock in play! Crowd doesn't like to call to peel the guard, but it works. Final skip stone misses the rollout, sticks around for 1
  3. two red rocks frozen partially behind cover in the back of the 4ft, with a third about to follow. Great shot. Guard is peeled, replacement guard goes deep for a potential quad! Hot shot take sout 2, but two remain.
    Lots of hits happening, now Beighton sits two with a couple of rocks in the top 12. Final skip stone draws in for shot and one
  4. couple of rocks (one red, one blue) at the top of the twelve foot, but the hitting continues. The crowd in the bar is unhappy with the strategy being displayed
    Oh Look, no rocks in play on sheet 2!
    Focus on the game on sheet 1, but there's now 3 rocks in play, with one guard, one draw and one hanging out at the back of the house, out of the house. El Guz hits the lone red to become the lone blue and is joined by a red Beighton stone which sits on the button for shot. Hit and roll leave two blue with Beighton's final shot a draw that slips a little far - they're looking hard and getting the measuring device - one blue for the steal!
  5. Hard to keep track of this game with the excellent curling on sheet one, but their' playing hard with a couple of guards and one on the 8ft. Guzman attempts to chip out Beightons's shot rock in the 8ft, but wrecks on the guard. Beighton follows with a great split to hide behind cover and in front of the blue at the back. Guzman peels the guard, Beighton corner freezes to their shot at the back with Guzman cleans out with a great takeout. Red sitting one. Beighton makes the nice draw to split the house, so El Guz is hitting away...and replaces the red rock with a blue one. Beighton replaces that blue with a red, rolling away from the other red to sit two. El Guz hits and Beighton has the open hit for 2, which he makes
  6. Starting up again after the 5th end break - but your commentator needs a break as well. Substitute commentator here. Blue has one just full 12 on the right with a red at back right 12. Andrew hitting it leaving red biting the 12. Benj is going to hit Andrew's stone. Spectators do not like this strategy and want a draw. Benj hits and rolls out. Sean's having Andrew draw in behind cover on the left. It's slick there...Andrew draws nearly to the pin uncovered. Benj is drawing to it but comes up short. Sean's going to throw quiet weight at it and get to the inside. Hits and rolls nicely. Thanks April!
    Big hit here - hanging out there ("a drive by") for a miss and Beighton sits shot and maybe two
    Throwing the guard nicely - trying the runback with their corner guard. Big weight, and just missed getting the red on the button - is it one or two? It;'s two!
  7. hit, hit, hit, lone blue in the 4ft, now two.
    Beighton attempts the double, get a piece of the second stone, but it sits around at the back of the house. Gaurd attempted ( or a draw, but it's hack weight and slides through the back, just touching the rock at the back. Somethign happened (too busy watching sheet one) but Beighton throws a nice double on sheet two and the house is empty, until Guzman throws the draw, which is hit out of the house, emptying it once again. Guard? followed by a peeL? No, it's a draw, followed by the flash and red steals one.
  8. Guzman throws up a couple of corner guards and Beighton puts two in the house, followed by a beautiful double to take out the two guards, leaving a red corner. Guzman hits, red responds with a hit of their own and Guz draws around the corner guard (not quite around it). Andrew throws the runback, splitting the house and leaving El Gux no cover. No guards now, one lone blue in the 4ft, with two reds to the right and one the the left. Whatever El Guz was calling didn't happen and the open hit for a double it there and it's made with authority. Open draw for one, working hard to get it in, but it's there for one
  9. Just one sheet to focus on, so it should be easier to keep track of what's happening. El Guz needs to steal or at least hold beighton to 1. Back from a bio break - missed some shots, but red's sitting 3 with two at the top of the 12ft and one hanging around at the back. El Guz tries to draw in, but comes up short with a center guard which Andrew peels. But wait! The rocks move around and Team beighton moves a rock that was in play out of play! It's replaced and red sits three with a blue frozen to the red in the top 12. The second draw attempt comes up short again and the discussion starts for Beighton, what to do? Timeout's been called and Joel's out there iwth his stopwatch. Looks like the draw is the call and the final thrid stone comes up short (after some vigerous sweeping) to fill the hole. Now the runback with first skip's stone - gets too much of the rock and the raised rock slides past the shot rock to the back of the 12ft. Team beighton's going for the kill and it's looking difficult for El Guz. Don't see how they can get one or keep Beighton from taking two. Guard goes up, but it's high and inside, so the raise might be there. they go for the off-in and miss. Looks like the tap for two.
    Rock's away and the sweeper jump on it - line looks perfect and the tap is there for two.
  10. Red's keeping it clean, throwing their first rock through the house. Blue follows with the guard attempt, but it's hogged and someone owes someone a pitcher of beer. hands at being shaken and Beighton has the victory!

Thanks Jim for the commentary!

Lost Saturday 9:00 am - Game D41
Pleasants 26.100*     6     8   9        
Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Guzman 73.000* 5 7                    
  Blank: 1 2 3 4
Won Saturday 2:00 pm - Game D51
Guzman 73.000* 2   4     5   7 8      
Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Kauffman 2.200* 1     3 6   9          

Both teams are out of contention. I'm not sure why they are playing it, especially since the bar is open. Stay tuned for the half-way point - the losing team will be playing without pants!

  1. They are still playing....
  2. Tilker, subbing for Guzman makes a nice shot. Still playing the 2nd end - they may run out of time at this pace...
  3. Still playing!
  4. They should stack their brooms for a break at the bar.
  5. Guzman takes 3 to force Kauffman's team to play with no pants!
  6. What's going on? They're still wearing pants? I can't believe are going to renege on the bet. There are a ton of rocks in play!
  7. The officials declared a uniform violation to prevent the Kauffman team from removing their pants. Betty was also concerned that they might dribble on the ice.
  8. Guzman steals another in this game that still means nothing - except bragging rights to them. :)
  9. Really? Still playing?
  10. Somehow they made up some time. Kauffman scores one- not quite enough....