Calgary's John Morris had control of the B-side battle with the 2002 Olympic silver medallists, and lay three in the four-foot on Martin's last rock. Morris led 9-8.
Martin merely shrugged at third Don Walchuk, illustrated how his raised stone would fly through the cluster – presumably spraying the near-parallel Morris rocks out of the house – and carry through to a fourth Morris stone in the back twelve. Martin lay fourth shot.
Surprisingly, Martin didn't let fly with his maximum heat... a simple peel-weight bullet flew down the sheet, did exactly what he suggested it would do and Martin had scored two, won the game out of nowhere and added $7,000 and a Slam quarter-final berth to his fall record.
The crowd at Port Hawkesbury Civic Centreexploded, cheered and murmured for a few long minutes before shuffling off to the Grand Slam Pub.
Just another day in Kevin Martinland. No biggee.