© Scott Anderson
The Max Kirkpatrick rink from Swift Current earned a wild card pre-qualifying spot to reach the SaskTel Provincial Men's Championship in Melfort on Jan. 30 to Feb. 3.
Swift Current’s Max Kirkpatrick got into the win column at the 2013 SaskTel Men’s Tankard in Melfort Thursday.
Kirkpatrick recovered from his tournament opening loss to upset Darrell McKee 6-2 in his first B Event game. Kirkpatrick scored in each of the first three ends to lead 4-0 and then added singles in the sixth and the ninth to finish off the victory over the two-time provincial champion.
He now advances to face another two-time provincial champion, Steve Laycock on Friday morning.
Kirkpatrick had suffered an 11-8 loss to Regina’s Jamie Schneider on day one of the triple knockout event.
Kirkpatrick trailed 7-3 after five ends but fought back to tie the match with two in the sixth, a steal of one in the seventh, and two in the ninth. Schneider scored three in the final end to claim the win and drop Kirkpatrick to the B Event.