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Casey advances to Saskatchewan Tankard final

['Adam Casey in action during the final game of the 2015 P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship in Alberton on Feb. 10.']
['Adam Casey in action during the final game of the 2015 P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship in Alberton on Feb. 10.']

TISDALE, Sask. – Adam Casey and his rink are one win away from advancing to the Tim Hortons Brier.

Casey, third stone Catlin Schneider, second stone Shaun Meachem and lead Dustin Kidby have advanced to the final game of the Saskatchewan Tankard provincial men’s curling championship on Sunday. Casey will face the winner of Sunday morning’s semifinal match between defending-champion Steve Laycock and Bruce Korte in the one-game, winner-take-all final at 4:30 p.m., Atlantic Time.
Casey, who lost the A section final to Laycock 6-5 in an extra end on Friday, bounced back with three straight wins – 8-5 over Jason Jacobsen on Friday night, 11-3 over Kurt Hartung on Saturday morning and 8-5 versus Laycock in the one-versus-two Page playoff game on Saturday night.
It was the first loss of the event for Laycock, who took a 4-0 record into the game. Casey now sports a mark of 6-1 (won-lost).

Casey, third stone Catlin Schneider, second stone Shaun Meachem and lead Dustin Kidby have advanced to the final game of the Saskatchewan Tankard provincial men’s curling championship on Sunday. Casey will face the winner of Sunday morning’s semifinal match between defending-champion Steve Laycock and Bruce Korte in the one-game, winner-take-all final at 4:30 p.m., Atlantic Time.
Casey, who lost the A section final to Laycock 6-5 in an extra end on Friday, bounced back with three straight wins – 8-5 over Jason Jacobsen on Friday night, 11-3 over Kurt Hartung on Saturday morning and 8-5 versus Laycock in the one-versus-two Page playoff game on Saturday night.
It was the first loss of the event for Laycock, who took a 4-0 record into the game. Casey now sports a mark of 6-1 (won-lost).

Six-ender
Against Hartung, Casey scored six in the seventh end to put the game out of reach and handshakes.
Another big end proved to be the difference against Laycock. Trailing 5-4, Casey counted three in the eighth end to take a 7-5 lead, and stole a single point in the ninth.
A total of 16 teams began play for the right to represent Saskatchewan at the Canadian men’s curling championship in St. John’s, N.L., from March 4 to 12. The top four teams will advance to the Page playoff system this weekend.
Casey, who grew up in Seven Mile Bay and is a product of the junior curling program at the Silver Fox in Summerside, now resides in Winsloe. Teams in Saskatchewan are allowed one player who does not reside in the province.
The Eddie MacKenzie rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex recently earned P.E.I.’s berth.

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