Martin beats archrival Ferbey in Alberta mens curling final

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WAINWRIGHT, Alta. - Kevin Martin won his 10th Alberta men's curling title on Sunday, beating long-time adversary Randy Ferbey 7-3 after eight ends at the 2009 provincial championship spiel.
Sunday's victory also makes it four Alberta titles in a row for the affable Edmonton skip who curls out of the Saville Centre Curling Club. It's the third straight with rinkmates third John Morris, second Marc Kennedy and lead Ben Hebert. The foursome will defend their 2008 Canadian title at the Tim Hortons Brier held March 7 to 15 in Calgary.
On Sunday, Martin scored two with the hammer in the opening end, then after blanking the second, stole two in the third for all the offence he would need in the 7-3 victory. Defensively, Martin's rink forced a blank in the fourth, then stole another point in six.
Ferbey, who won Alberta five years from 2001 to 2005, edged James Pahl 7-6 in Sunday morning's semifinal after losing 6-5 to Martin in Saturday's one-two Page playoff game.
Martin first won his first Alberta crown in 1991 en route to his first of three Canadian titles, then repeated as provincial champion the following year. He topped off another three-peat with another Canadian title in 1997, and took first in Alberta again in 2000.

Organizations: Saville Centre Curling Club, Martin's

Geographic location: Alberta, Edmonton, Calgary

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