Bohn finds consolation in stunning eight-ender

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:06 AM ET

Scoring an eight-ender in any curling competition is rare enough. But to do the trick in a World/Manitoba Curling Tour cashspiel that includes most of Manitoba's finest, including trials-bound Jeff Stoughton, is inconceivable.

But Valour Road's David Bohn is now the proud papa of the first eight-ender of his young career. And he did it in a consolation event of all things.

Bohn scored the perfect score against Dauphin's Jim Winfield in the opening end of a consolation semifinal of the Pharmasave Gimli Classic at the Gimli Rec Centre yesterday.

Bohn was relegated to the consolation after losing his first two starts.

"The weekend started off a little disappointing," Bohn said from Gimli shortly after defeating Dauphin's Greg Todoruk 7-1 in seven ends in the final. "Then it finished off with a once-in-a-lifetime eight-ender."

Bohn only had the chance for the big score after Winfield had inadvertently removed his own rock with his last shot. Bohn then needed to hit half a rock and stay.

"If I nose it, I would have given up one," said Bohn, supported by third Taren Gesell, second Dennis Bohn (his twin brother) and A.J. Girardin.

Bohn then stole one in the second end and the teams shook hands. Bohn had advanced to the consolation semifinal by default, meaning that it only took him nine ends to win the $500 consolation.


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