|Herald photo by Nick Kuhl
Skip Kristie Moore reacts to her last shot during the 2013 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts final Sunday afternoon at the Lethbridge Curling Club after she humourously uttered "did we win?" Her draw for one was successful, to beat Renee Sonnenberg 8-7 in 11 ends, and Moore's rink from Grande Prairie will now represent Alberta at next month's Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston, Ont.
As Kristie Moore's Grande Prairie rink quickly switches focus to the Canadian finals next month, organizers on the local front are already lauding the host job its committee completed for the 2013 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Moore beat Renee Sonnenberg 8-7 in 11 ends to claim the provincial championship Sunday afternoon at the Lethbridge Curling Club, bringing to a close the five-day women's tournament.
Dave Manser, Lethbridge Curling Club general manager, said the final was the ideal way to wrap things up.
"That game really summed up the whole week," he said.
"There was amazing games, last-rock wins - nothing more you can ask for in an event. It was just great curling."
Organizers had to close the curling club down for four days prior to the event in order to prepare the ice and set up the bleachers and corporate boxes.
Manser said the amount of work that goes into hosting an tournament like the Scotties is vast - but worth it.
"It's been a long couple of years with hosting all these events, but it's great to do it," he said.
"Everybody seemed to be happy and they had a great time."
Final attendance numbers weren't immediately available on Sunday evening, but Manser said he was "pretty happy" with the turnout.