Estevan's Brent Gedak won three of the six games that he played during the SaskTel Provincial Men's Tankard curling championship in Melfort from January 30 to February 3.
Gedak opened the tournament with a pair of victories. First was a 9-8 win over Saskatoon's Darrell McKee in a back-and-forth contest that featured several lead changes. Gedak scored the final point in the last end.
He needed an extra end to win his next game, 8-7 over former provincial champion Jamie Schneider of Regina. Gedak led 7-6 after nine ends, but Schneider stole one in the 10th to force an extra frame. Gedak picked up a single point in the 11th end for his second straight victory.
Gedak lost 7-4 to Unity's Josh Heidt in the "A" event semi-final. Heidt scored three times in the seventh to blow open a 3-2 game. Gedak responded with two in the eighth to pull within two, but Heidt added one more in the ninth.
Gedak rebounded with an 11-7 win over Langenburg's Jeff Hartung in Gedak's first "B" event game. It was a low-scoring game early, as Gedak had a 3-2 lead after five ends. Gedak scored three in the sixth and 10th ends, and two in the eighth end, to pull away from Hartung.
His final two games were convincing defeats. First he lost 8-3 to Regina's Brock Virtue, who would go on to win the provincial title. The game was tied through five ends, but Virtue scored twice in the sixth, stole one in the seventh, and stole two more in the eighth.
Gedak's final game was a 9-1 loss in six ends to Saskatoon's Steve Laycock. Gedak scored one in the third to pull within a point, but Laycock scored five in the fourth to lead 7-1. Laycock added single points in the fifth and sixth ends.
The other members of Gedak's team were third John Aston, second Derek Owens and lead Malcolm Vanstone.