Ferbey needs fine-tuning

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:20 AM ET

EDMONTON - Now that the final lineup has been set for the Boston Pizza Cup next month in High River, the stakes are pretty clear.

Olympic gold medallist Kevin Martin and world champion Kevin Koe are a bit of an intimidating presence.

Randy Ferbey is still not convinced his team has what it takes to challenge the big dogs.

Its a whole gamut of things we have to improve on, and we dont have that much time to do it, said Ferbey, who won Saturdays B Event final, stealing a point in an extra end on a measure.

Two weeks ago, we were saying it was nice to play a few extra games. Now, its different.

A Event winner Tom Appelman looks like he has a good run going.

Also pre-qualifying for the event were Edmontons Don Walchuk and Rob Schlender.

Going into the mens provincial, Glen Kennedys first-year squad with a first-year skip looks to be outmatched, but Kennedy is taking an optimistic outlook.

Were all kinda past that stage of being intimidated by anybody, said Kennedy.

Weve played both Martin and Koe many times over the years. Sure, when you look shot for shot, player for player, I think its tough to keep up with those guys, if theyre on.

Im just really excited to get to that next level where we can get some cracks at those guys.

Any time you can play the Koes and Martins, it means youre doing well.

Were not talking UFC where were going up against 250-lb monsters. Were going to take a run at it, hopefully do some damage and see what happens.


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