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NEUFELD WINS FOURTH DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE TITLE

Friday Jan 01 2016
by DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE RELEASE

Randy Neufeld - La Salle (Dean Moxham, Devon Wiebe, Brett Moxham-pictured with Monsanto's Trish Jordan) won a pair of games Saturday in Morden to win the DEKALB SuperLeague championship. In the league final, Neufeld defeated Jason Manns-Portage (6-4). Neufeld, the defending champion skip, won his fourth DEKALB SuperLeague title while Moxham won his sixth.

With six titles, Moxham is now the winningest player in the league’s history. He previously shared that honour with former teammates Don Spriggs and Dale Michie.

Manns (Joe Leslie, Brent Harder, Chad Bodnarchuk) was aiming to win his first championship in his first year in the league.

To reach the final, Manns had defeated David Hamblin-Morris (8-5) while Neufeld posted a 5-3 win over Rob Findlay-Carman.

In the league’s ‘bronze medal game’, Findlay defeated Hamblin (5-2) with the winner earning $900 and the loser cashing a $600 cheque.

Starting the day in the championship division quarterfinals, Ryan Thomson-Morden and Dave Tonnellier-Thistle both lost their opening games. The two met in the playoff for the 5th or 6th with Thomson posting a 5-1 win. Thomson earned $600 on the day with Tonnellier taking home $400.In the Consolation Division, Ryan Hyde-Portage (skipped Saturday by Farrol Asham) posted a pair of victories (6-3 over Daryl Bachalo-Portage and 7-2 over Tom Hyde Portage) to earn $500. Tom Hyde took home $300.

In the playoff between Bachalo and Hayward, Bachalo posted a 7-6 victory to earn $250 while Hayward got $100 in expense money.

In addition to the championship day payoff, the teams in the DEKALB SuperLeague also earned $200 per round-robin victory. For the finalists that meant that Neufeld’s six wins has already paid off to the tune of $1200 and Manns’ five victories were worth $1000 before the day started.

Final League rankings, round-robin standings, and total earnings are as follows:

Standings After PLAYOFFS

FINAL STANDING

Round-Robin Record

Round-Robin Ranking

League Earnings
(Playoffs $200 per R.R. Win)

Randy Neufeld – La Salle

1

6-3

T1 (1)

$3200

Jason Manns - Portage

2

5-4

T4

$2200

Rob Findlay – Carman

3

5-4

T4

$1900

David Hamblin – Morris

4

6-3

T1 (2)

$1800

Ryan Thomson – Morden

5

6-3

T1 (3)

$1800

Dave Tonnellier - Thistle

6

5-4

T4

$1400

Ryan Hyde - Portage

7

4-5

7

$1300

Tom Hyde - Portage

8

3-6

T8

$900

Daryl Bachalo - Portage

9

2-7

10

$700

Darcy Hayward - Carman

10

3-6

T8

$650


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JANUARY 2 - 12:30PM DRAW - MORDEN: 
NEUFELD-MANNS DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE FINAL - Defending league champion skip Randy Neufeld – La Salle will play league newcomer Jason Manns – Portage in the final game of the DEKALB SuperLeague at 3pm in Morden.
Neufeld defeated Carman’s Rob Findlay 5-3 while Manns stole the seventh and eighth ends to break a 5-5 tie with David Hamblin-Morris and advance with an 8-5 victory.

The winner of the championship final will earn a $2,000 cheque while the payday for the finalist is $1200.

Hamblin will play Findlay for third place and $900 ($600 to the loser). In the Consolation final, Tom Hyde-Portage plays Ryan Hyde-Portage for $500 ($300 to the loser).

JANUARY 2 - 9:30AM DRAW - MORDEN:  Two championship quarterfinal games opened play as the DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE’s final day of the 2015-16 season got underway this morning in Morden.

Ryan Thomson’s local team hosted Rob Findlay’s Carman team in the opening round of competition. Thomson trailed by counts of 4-1 and 6-2 but fought back to score a three coming home to force an extra end. However, Findlay was able to score his single on the extra end for the 8-7 victory.

Findlay will advance to the 12:30 semi-final against Randy Neufeld-La Salle.

In the other semi-final, league newcomer Jason Manns and his Portage team bested the Winnipeg Thistle team skipped by Dave Tonnellier by an 11-4 score. Manns took an early 4-0 lead, gave back all four points over the 3rd and 4th ends, and then scored two and stole five to win in six ends.

Manns will play David Hamblin-Morris in the semi-final.

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DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE PLAYOFFS SET FOR MORDEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 2: The ten teams competing in the DEKALB SuperLeague will start their 2016 curling year, and wind up their 2015-16 season, with playoffs scheduled to begin at 9:30AM, January 2 at the Morden Curling Club. Six teams will play for the club championship while four will play in a ‘consolation’ playoff. A total of $5,850 will be paid to the teams on Saturday, with $2,000 going to the league champions.

David Hamblin-Morris, Randy Neufeld-La Salle, and Ryan Thomson-Morden finished the season in first place in the league with identical 6 win -3 loss records. Hamblin and Neufeld earned first round playoff byes based on the fact that both defeated Thomson during round-robin play.

The championship quarterfinal round (9:30AM-Morden) features Thomson against Rob Findlay-Carman and Jason Manns-Portage against the Dave Tonnellier/Justin Reischek team from Winnipeg’s Thistle Curling Club. Findlay, Manns, and Tonnellier all finished the round-robin with 5-4 records.

The Thomson/Findlay winner advances to a 12:30PM semi-final against Neufeld while Hamblin awaits the winner of the Manns/Tonnellier game. The championship final is set for 3PM.

In the Consolation semi-finals at 12:30PM, Ryan Hyde-Portage plays Daryl Bachalo-Portage and Tom Hyde-Portage plays Darcy Hayward-Carman.

The DEKALB SuperLeague’s 2015-16 season began October 29 in Portage, followed by double-headers at Thistle (November 12); Rosenort Arena (November 19); Carman (December 3); and Portage (December 10).
For team rosters and complete season results go to www.thecurler.com/dekalbsuperleague.

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DECEMBER 10: Thomson Loses Two; 3-Way Tie in DEKALB League's Top Spot - Round robin play in the DEKALB Super League ended in Portage with a December 10 double header that saw Ryan Thomson’s Morden team lose a pair and drop back into a three-way first place tie with playoffs ahead. Thomson’s losses, 7-4 to Rob Findlay-Carman and 5-3  to Randy Neufeld-LaSalle, give the Morden team a final 6 wins-3 losses record. They share that record with Neufeld who won two on the night, including an opening draw 5-2 win over Darcy Hayward-Carman.

David Hamblin’s Morris foursome is also at 6-3 after splitting their December 10 games. Dave Tonnellier-Thistle posted an 8-1 win over Hamblin on the early draw. The Morris team followed that with a 6-1 win over Hayward.

Tonnellier followed the first draw victory with a 5-1 loss to Daryl Bachalo-Portage, giving the Winnipeg team a 5-4 season ending record.

Also at 5-4 is Rob Findlay-Carman, who became the only team with a pair of wins on the final evening of play  when he beat Tom Hyde-Portage on the late draw. Tom Hyde had beaten Ryan Hyde-Portage 7-5 on the early draw.

The sixth team to make the DEKALB Super League Championship playoff will be a first year team skipped by Jason Manns-Portage. Manns defeated Bachalo 7-2 and then lost 8-5 to Ryan Hyde.

The championship round will be played January 2, 2016 in Morden with the playoff rankings of Thomson, Hamblin to determine which two of the three advance direct to semi-finals. Neufeld, Tonnellier, Findlay, and Manns will play and the other 6-3 team will play first round playoff games.

Ryan Hyde (4-5), tom Hyde & Darcy Hayward (3-6), and Daryl Bachalo (2-7) will play the Consolation round playoff in Morden.

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DECEMBER 3: UPDATED: Thomson Alone in DEKALB League's Top Spot - Ryan Thomson and his Morden team (Mark Georges, Rick Moreton Evan Gillis) won a pair of games Thursday in DEKALB SuperLeague play in Carman to improve their season record to 6-1. Thomson’s win’s (7-0 over Tom Hyde-Portage and 7-3 over Ryan Hyde-Portage) gave the Morden team sole possession of first place in the league with the final double header to be played December 10 in Portage.

Dave Tonnellier-Thistle shared first place coming into the Carman double-header but lost a pair (6-3 to Rob Findlay-Carman and 6-0 to Randy Neufeld-LaSalle) and tumbled into a third place tie with Jason Manns-Portage and Neufeld. The three have 4-3 records.

David Hamblin’s Morris team won a pair in Carman to move alone into second place at 5-2. Hamblin defeated Manns (8-2) and Daryl Bachalo-Portage (6-1). Manns followed his opening draw loss to Hamblin with a win (10-3 over Tom Hyde-Portage).

Home ice proved to be an advantage for Carman’s Darcy Hayward team as they won a pair of games in DEKALB SuperLeague play, Thursday evening in Carman. Coming into the double-header, the Hayward foursome had won only a single game in their first five.

The wins (6-2 over Ryan Hyde-Portage and 6-0 over Rob Findlay-Carman) improved the Hayward team record to 3-4, tied in the standings with Hyde and Findlay.

Standings After Draw #7

 

WIN

LOSS

TIE

Ryan Thomson – Morden

6

1

 

David Hamblin – Morrris

5

2

 

Dave Tonnellier - Thistle

4

3

 

Jason Manns - Portage

4

3

 

Randy Neufeld - Morris

4

3

 

Rob Findlay – Carman

3

4

 

Ryan Hyde - Portage

3

4

 

Darcy Hayward - Carman

3

4

 

Tom Hyde - Portage

2

5

 

Daryl Bachalo - Portage

1

6

 

 

DRAW #6: DECEMBER 3, CARMAN-7PM

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

X

Total

David Hamblin

0

1

3

1

0

3

X

 

 

8

Jason Manns

1

0

0

0

1

0

X

 

 

2

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

X

Total

Ryan Thomson

1

1

1

4

x

 

 

 

 

7

Tom Hyde

0

0

0

0

x

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

X

Total

Randy Neufeld

0

3

0

2

2

2

X

 

 

9

Daryl Bachalo

1

0

1

0

0

0

X

 

 

2

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

X

Total

Ryan Hyde

0

0

0

2

X

 

 

 

 

2

Darcy Hayward

0

3

3

0

X

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

X

Total

Dave Tonnellier

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

X

 

3

Rob Findlay

2

1

0

1

0

1

1

X

 

6

 

DRAW #7: DECEMBER 3, CARMAN-9:30PM

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

X

Total

Darcy Hayward

1

1

1

3

X

 

 

 

 

6

Rob Findlay

0

0

0

0

X

 

 

 

 

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