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March 04. 2013 10:40PM

Nashua CC host to some curling history


Nashua Curling Club teammates, from left, Garrett Wein, Frank Shaffer, Jeff Fasulo and Tony Tremblay celebrate a rare 8-ender after achieving the feat on Saturday at Nashua Country Club. (COURTESY)

NASHUA - A Nashua Curling Club team accomplished a feat considered more rare than a hole-in-one on a par 4 Saturday when it scored an elusive 8-ender during the Granite State Bonspiel, a tournament at the club.

A team of four Granite Staters scored the 8-ender during a match against the Petersham Curling Club. An 8-ender is when all eight of a team's curling stones are inside the circle, or house, and closer to the center than any of the other team's stones.

Jeff Fasulo (in the role of skip), Tony Tremblay (vice), Garrett Wein (second), and Frank Shaffer (lead) shared in the glory.

"This accomplishment is more rare than a hole-in-one in golf. I read on Wikipedia that it is even more rare than a perfect game in Major League Baseball," Fasulo said.

The 8-ender was no sure thing, and it took a clutch performance by the team to get it done, Fasulo said.

"The game was in the fourth end, tied 3-3, the other skip made a very good shot, his yellow stone at that time was closer than our seven stones. I had to hit that stone exactly perfectly in exactly the right spot. It wasn't wide open, it meant I get eight and make it, or I give them one and miss it. It was nerve-wracking to say the least."

Fasulo, who is a Nashua native and dentist in the city, said three of the four teammates have been curling together for roughly eight years.
"Wein was an addition on the team for this event. Our normal guy was on vacation with his family. I sent him a video of the 8-ender and he said he wished he was there," Fasulo laughed.

Calling curling, "chess on ice," Fasulo said he loves curling because it is one of the few team sports a man in his 50s can still enjoy.

"It is a real team sport, it takes me to call a shot and make a shot, then the vice has to make the sweep calls, and the other two guys have to sweep hard and well. It is a total and complete team effort. That's what makes curling a very fun and challenging sport. There is a lot more to it than anyone can imagine, it's actually very physical and strategic."

Fasulo said 22 teams from as far away as Virginia attended the competition.


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