Ferbey blanked in Skins finale

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 10:42 AM ET

For the second straight weekend, Randy Ferbey finished runner-up at a curling event.

Yesterday, Ferbey couldn't cool down the hot hand of reigning world champ David Murdoch of Scotland in the $100,000 TSN Skins Game.

Murdoch was every bit as unconscious against Ferbey as he was in eliminating Kevin Martin in Saturday night's semifinal.

With a huge carryover worth $37,000 in the final end, Ferbey did all he could to grab his first skin of the game.

Wayne Middaugh, subbing for the injured Dave Nedohin, made a perfect freeze to sit shot rock on the button for a potential steal.

But Murdoch made another in his series of brilliant shots to remove the stone and totally shut out Ferbey.

The Edmonton rink had to be content with the $14,000 they won in their semifinal win over Glenn Howard.

Murdoch ended up with the lion's share of the winnings, pocketing $42,000 in the final and a total of $70,500 that included a $15,000 bonus for winning the shooting match.

As the winner, Murdoch will be invited back to the event, although it's uncertain in what capacity.

Murdoch's team will represent Great Britain at next month's Olympics in Vancouver.

Martin, whose team will represent Canada at the Olympics, had to be content with $7,500 plus a $1,000 bonus for his win in the pre-tournament draw-to-the-button contest.

Howard, whose team lost the final of last month's Roar of the Rings to Martin, went home with $7,000.

All four teams are expected to travel on Winnipeg, where they'll compete at the Grand Slam BDO Classic, starting Wednesday.


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