The Crapaud Community Curling Club duo of Calvin Smith and Lauren Ferguson beat Cornwall’s Sydney Howatt and Nick Johnston team 6-4 this afternoon to win the 2018 PEI Mixed Doubles Championship, the two person version of curling that is now an Olympic sport. Smith/Ferguson won two of the three modified triple knockout sections, which gave them a “double life” in the 2 game championship round, as a win in either game would have given them the championship, but they did it on the first try. In the final game, they built up a 4-0 lead after three ends, taking a single, and stealing another single and a double. Howatt/Johnston came back with a pair of singles, and the teams traded deuces in ends six and seven, but the Cornwall team ran out of rocks in the final end.
The women’s team from Mount Allison University in Sackville NB edged the Veronica Smith-skipped UPEI Women’s Panthers team by a 3-2 score this morning to advance to the Subway Atlantic University Sports final at 1 pm at Fredericton’s Capital Winter Club. Mt. A will be playing the Memorial University team, who got by Dalhousie 8-7 in an extra end. Dal and UNB face off in the Men’s final.
The two men’s and two women’s teams in the finals of this year’s event will represent the Atlantic conference at the 2018 U SPORTS / CCA Curling Championships hosted by the University of Alberta, March 24-28 in Leduc, AB.