Seaborn Insurance (Joel Jordison, 16-1) needed an extra end to take a 7-6 win over Easy Care Living (Lorraine Arguin, 12-5) while BTN Chartered Accountants (Penny Barker, 13-4) also needed a late rally to get past Kal Tire (Bob Desjarlais, 7-10) in their semifinal.
For Jordison, it was all about the late-game steals: with the game tied 4-4 through five ends, Arguin stole two to take control heading into the final two frames. Jordison would get one back in the seventh, though, and steal a single point in the eighth to tie things 6-6 before stealing another in the extra end to take the win.
Barker pulled off just as impressive a comeback, as trailing 6-4 after six ends she used the hammer to rack up three in the seventh and then stole two more in the final end to take a 9-6 victory.
Things were just as close in the consolation semifinals, where Protec Video (Wade Gray, 9-8) needed an extra end to take a 7-6 win over EMJ Marketing (Joe Gunnis, 8-9) and John’s Music (Ryan Wenarchuk, 12-5) scored one in an extra frame to down Tax Team (Murray Stroeder, 10-7) 5-4.
The championship and consolation finals are set for next Wednesday at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.