Eight-enders are extremely rare in championship curling, and Curling Canada, in a Tweet sent out this afternoon, confirms that the one scored Wednesday afternoon against Nunavut by the Lisa Jackson rink from the Cornwall Curling Club at the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Ottawa is the first one ever scored in a Canadian championship.
Team PEI then stole 6 in the second end, and went on to win the lopsided game 21-0 in six ends. The Island squad currently sit at 4-1 and are virtually assured of a playoff spot. They finish round robin play tonight in the 9:30 p.m AT draw when they take on Ontario, currently leading the pool at 4-0 and playing winless Nunavut this afternoon.
The 14 men’s and 14 women’s teams are split into two seven-team round-robin pools. After a single round-robin, the top three teams in each pool advance to the playoff round. The first-place teams will be seeded directly into the semifinals, Friday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. (all times Atlantic). The second- and third-place teams will meet in crossover quarter-finals Friday at 2:30 p.m, with the winners moving into the semis.
The gold and bronze-medal games are set for Saturday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m.
Selected games from the 2015 Travelers Curling Club Championships will be live-streamed at www.curling.ca/2015travelers/
Scores and standings from the event will be available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard/.
For draw times, team lineups and other event info, go to: www.curling.ca/2015travelers/
— Curling Canada (@CurlingCanada) November 26, 2015