Cornwall teams beat defending champs to claim stick curling titles (Journal)

ALBERTON – For the second time in their stick curling careers, Elaine Hughes and Etta Reid are the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home P.E.I. women’s stick curling champions.

 

Provincial stick curling co-ordinator Ernie Stavert prevents the women’s championship trophy to Etta Reid, left, and Elaine Hughes. They dethroned seven-time provincial champions Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert 5-4 in the final. Eric McCarthy photo.

The Cornwall team defeated clubmates and defending champions, Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert, 5-4 in the championship final at the Western Community Curling Club on Thursday afternoon.

Ernie Stavert, centre, co-ordinator for the P.E.I. provincial stick curling championships, presents the Open Division championship trophy to Barry Craswell, left, and Sterling Stratton. This is their third provincial title together. Stratton also has two provincial titles to his credit with Stavert. – Eric McCarthy

Another Cornwall team, Sterling Stratton and Barry Craswell, won the Open Division – their third win in four years. They defeated the Montague team of Floyd Stewart and Gordon MacDonald 8-0 in the final after knocking off the defending champions, Walter Callaghan and John Vincent, from the host club, 4-3 in the semifinal. It was the defending champs’ only loss of the three-day tournament.
Stewart and MacDonald also advanced to the final with a close 2-1 win over another Western team, Winston Keough and Harvey Holm, in a six-end game that featured four blanked ends.

The top four Open Division teams and top two Women’s Division teams advance to the Maritime stick curling championships, in Chester, N.S., from March 23 to 25. The winners of the Open Division also earn the right to participate in the 2018 Canadian Open stick curling championships in St. Albert, Alta.

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