Brainerd curling team scores a rare 8-point end

    An 8-point end in curling is widely regarded as being more rare than a hole in one in golf and a perfect game by a baseball pitcher, but Brainerd’s Holy Sheet made it look easy Jan. 18 during a league game.

    Holy Sheet is Ron Everson, Dusty Nelson, Alex Tiffany and Clara Navin. An 8-ender is considered a once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment, but this is Nelson’s second 8-ender. His first came in 2000 when he was only 12. And it’s the second 8-ender at the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club in the last two years. A women’s team scored an 8-ender during league play in February 2022.

    An 8-ender is when all eight of your rocks are in the house, and all must be closer to the button than any opposition stone. That totals 8 points, which is the most that can be scored in one end. Needless to say, Holy Sheet went on to win the game.

    Holy Sheet is, from left, Alex Tiffany, Dusty Nelson, Clara Navin and Ron Everson

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