Robyn Silvernagle (Picture: CurlSask) has won the SaskTel Curling Stadium Swift Current Women's Spiel, defeating Regina's Michelle Englot 8-3 in Sunday's championship final.
By: Dylan Chenier
The rink from North Battleford, with third Kirsten Streifel, second Jessie Hunkin, and lead Dayna Demers, opened the game by forcing Englot to a single in the first end.
Team Englot responded in the second, holding Silvernagle to one, with the game all square after two ends of play.
Silvernagle would steal one in the third, then open things up in the fourth end with an impressive steal of three, taking a 5-1 lead at the break.
Team Englot would keep themselves alive in the fifth end by scoring a much-needed deuce, cutting into Silvernagle's lead 5-3.
However, Silvernagle took control of the game in the seventh end, putting up another three points on the board, taking an 8-3 lead.
Englot recognized how unlikely a comeback was, opting for handshakes in the seventh end, handing Silvernagle the game win and the tournament championship.
The victory marks Silvernagle's fist title of the 2021-22 curling season, after competing in seven events thus far.
En-route to the championship final, Team Silvernagle posted a 2-0 record in the triple knockout, before defeating Moose-Jaw's Penny Barker 6-3 in the semis.
The win also moves Silvernagle into the lead in her all-time record as skip against Michelle Englot. Silvernagle now leads their seven-game series 4-3.
This weekend's event in Swift Current served as the season finale for the Sask Curling Tour, which organized seven tournaments throughout Saskatchewan this year.
Team Silvernagle will now begin their preparations for the 2022 Viterra Scotties in Assiniboia. While a formal announcement is still pending, the team is likely to qualify for provincials based on their standing within Curling Canada's CTRS list.
In Assiniboia, Silvernagle will be looking to claim her second Viterra Scotties title, earning the right to represent her province at another national championship, the first with her new team.
The 2022 Vitera Scotties Provincial Championships take place January 5-9 at the Assiniboia Curling Club, with the winners earning the right to represent Saskatchewan at the national Scotties in Thunder Bay.