Cornwall’s Berry one win away from PEI Senior Women’s title, defending champ Gorveatt wins men’s “B” section

The Shirley Berry rink from the Cornwall Curling Club has captured their second section of the modified triple knockout draw and needs just one win out of their next three games in order to become the PEI Senior Women’s champs. They beat their clubmates, the Debbie Rhodenhizer rink by a 7-5 score on Saturday evening at the Crapaud Community Curling Club to win the B section, after winning the “A” final over Sharon Horne of Alberton on Monday.

 

Shirley Berry

Berry now faces the winner of a 10 am Sunday game between Rhodenhizer and defending champion Shelley Ebbett of Charlottetown in the “C”  final at 2 pm Sunday.  If Berry wins that game, she takes the championship, having captured all three sections. If not, she advances to the two-game championship round against the “C” winner, on Monday at 10 am and 2 pm, and will take the title if she wins either game, while her opponent would have to win both.

 

Philip Gorveatt

There are separate “A” and “B” section winners on the men’s side, with Cornwall’s Bill Hope beating defending champ Phil Gorveatt of Charlottetown to take the “A” section on Friday, and Gorveatt returning the favour with a win over Hope in the “B” final on Saturday evening. Gorveatt has advanced to the 2 pm Sunday “C” final, and awaits the winner of a 10 am game between Hope and Crapaud’s Dario Zannier. If either the Hope or Gorveatt rink wins the “C” final, they will have a “double life” in the  two-game championship round against the other section winner on Monday at 10 am and 2 pm, and will take the title with a win either game, while their opponent would need to win both.

Three men’s and five women’s teams took part in the championship. The winners advance to the 2018 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championship,  March 24 to 29 at the Stratford Ontario Rotary Complex.

 

Update: PEI Mixed Doubles down to only two teams heading into Sunday play

The two teams that won the “A” and “B” pools in the modified triple knockout PEI Mixed Doubles Curling Championship have won their respective “C” semi-finals, and will meet in the “C” final at 9:30 am on Sunday.

Top photo (L-R): Sydney Howatt, Nick Johnston
Bottom photo (L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Calvin Smith

The Sydney Howatt/Nick Johnston duo from Cornwall who won the “A” final on Friday, edged the Louise Carota/Phillip McInnis twosome from the host Charlottetown Curling Complex 7-6, while the Calvin Smith/Lauren Ferguson team from Crapaud, who won the “B” final earlier this afternoon, won their “C” semi 5-3 over the Noah and Rachel O’Connor siblings.

After the “C” final, the same two teams will advance to the two-game championship round, at 12:45 and 4 pm. The winner of the “C” final will have an advantage in that round. As the winner of two sections, they will have a “double life” and will win the title if they take either game, while their opponent would have to win both.

Eight teams took part in this provincial championship for the Olympic sport of Mixed Doubles, for 2-person teams of one male and one female. The winning team advances to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship from March 29 to April 1 in Leduc Alberta. 

Smith/Ferguson duo win “B” final at PEI Mixed Doubles

The team of Calvin Smith and Lauren Ferguson from the Crapaud Community Curling Club (Lauren is also a Cornwall member) are the winners of the modified triple knockout “B” section in the PEI championship for the new Olympic sport of Mixed Doubles, being held at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, beating the host club team of Louise Carota and Phillip McInnis 10-4 this afternoon. The rink of Sydney Howatt and Nick Johnston from Cornwall won the “A” section on Friday.

Lauren Ferguson (left) and Calvin Smith

Smith/Ferguson advanced to the B final with a 6-4 win over Howatt/Johnston this morning. while Carota/McInnis advanced by shading the Annika and Liam Kelly siblings from Charlottetown and Cornwall 7-6. Kelly lost 8-4 to another sister and brother team – Rachel and Noah O’Connor, from Cornwall.  The Kellys, the Amanda Holm/BradyThomson rink from the host club, and the Colin MacKenzie/Meghan Sherren rink from Cornwall, who lost 9-8  this afternoon in a comeback win by Howatt/Johnston, who scored 5 points in the last two ends, are now out of the competition, along with Crapaud’s Nick Blanchard/Alexis Burris rink, who lost to MacKenzie/Sherren 9-7 in this morning’s draw.

The four remaining teams now square off in the “C” semi-finals at 4 pm, with Howatt/Johnston playing Carota/McInnis, and the O’Connors facing Smith and Ferguson. The winners play in the “C” final, Sunday at 9:30 am.

The winners of all three section finals advance to the 2-game championship round on Sunday at 12:45 and 4 pm. If either Howatt/Johnston or Smith/Ferguson were to win the “C” final, they would have a “double life” in the championship round, winning the title if they took either game, while their opponent would have to win both.

The event champions advance to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship from March 29 to April 1 in Leduc Alberta. 

Cornwall’s Hope and Berry rinks win PEI Seniors “A” sections and ch’ship round berths

The Bill Hope and Shirley Berry rinks from the Cornwall Curling Club have captured the first of three section finals, and berths in the championship round of the PEI Seniors Curling Championships, for curlers age 50 and over, at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. With the modified triple knockout format, they also drop down to compete in the next section. Three men’s and five women’s teams are in this year’s championships.

 

Bill Hope (left)

Hope beat Charlottetown’s Philip Gorveatt rink 6-2 to win the men’s “A”, while Berry got by the Sharon Horne foursome from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton 8-7 in an extra end in the women’s. Berry was trailing 7-4 going into the eighth end, but took a triple for the tie, and stole a single for the extra-end win.

Hope now plays the winner of the 2 pm “B” semi, between Gorveatt and Crapaud’s Dario Zannier, in the 6 pm “B” final. Dannier lost his opener 8-1 to Hope.

 

Shirley Berry (centre) lines up a shot

The women’s “B” semi at 2 pm sees Horne play Cornwall’s Debbie Rhodenhizer, who lost her opener to clubmate Berry, but then reeled off a  pair of wins, over Charlottetown’s Shelley Ebbett, and Crapaud’s Heather MacRae,  The winner faces Berry at 6 pm in the “B” final.

The “C” event goes Sunday at 2 and 6. The winners of the three sections advance to the Monday championship round.

If Hope or Berry were to win all of their three sections, that division’s Monday championship round would not be required. If a team wins two sections, they would win the event if they took either championship game, while their opponent would have to win both,

Three men’s and five women’s teams are competing.   Winners advance to the 2018 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championship, March 24 to 29 at the Stratford Ontario Rotary Complex.

Live results from the PEI Seniors are available at PEICurling.com.

 

UPEI Women Panthers (all from Cornwall) pick up 2 wins today to improve to 3-1 at Subway AUS Ch’ships

 

 

File photo: Veronica Smith

Cornwall’s Howatt and Johnston duo win PEI Mixed Doubles “A” section

The duo of Sydney Howatt and Nick Johnston from the Cornwall Curling Club downed the Louise Carota and Phillip McInnis team from the host Charlottetown Curling Complex by a 10-1 score in five ends on Saturday evening to capture the “A” section and a berth in the championship round of the PEI Mixed Doubles Ch’ships’s modified triple knockout draw, scoring two singles, a stolen four-ender, and another four-ender en route to the win. 

Photo (L-R): Sydney Howatt and Nick Johnston

Howatt also skips one of the two recently-chosen 2019 Canada Games girl’s training teams, while Johnston is third stone on one of the two boy’s teams. Howatt/Johnston beat their Canada Games training teammates Colin MacKenzie and Meghan Sherren 7-3 in their opener, while Carota/McInnis downed Crapaud’s Amanda Holm and Brady Thomson 10-3 in theirs. Howatt/Johnson then beat siblings Annika and Liam Kelly from Charlottetown and Cornwall 13-1 in six ends in game two, while Carota and McInnis beat the Crapaud duo of Calvin Smith and Lauren Ferguson 10-8. Liam Kelly is also on Johnston’s Canada Games training team, while Ferguson skips the other girl’s training team.

Both the Howatt/Johnston and Carota/McInnis rinks now drop down to compete in the “B” pool semi-finals at 9:30 am Saturday, against Smith/Ferguson and the Kellys, respectively, with the winners advancing to the 12:45 pm “B” pool final. If a team wins two sections, they will have a “double life” in the championship round. If Howatt/Johnston were to win all three sections, a championship round would not be required. The “C” pool finals are at 9:30 Sunday morning, with the championship round games scheduled for 12:45 and 4 pm Sunday.

Eight teams began play this morning in this provincial championship for the Olympic sport of Mixed Doubles, for 2-person teams of one male and one female, with the winning team advancing to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship from March 29 to April 1 in Leduc Alberta. 

Stick curling draw time changes due to ice rentals

Attention Stick Curlers:

Delays for February

Due to Charlottetown Rural ice rentals, stick curling will be delayed one hour with a 1:30 pm start time on the following dates (only):

Tuesday, Feb 13, Tuesday, Feb 20, Thursday, Feb 22, Friday, Feb 23Monday, Feb 26, Tuesday, Feb 27

Thanks to the Club members who stick curl on these days for accepting this inconvenience.

Cornwall curlers in action at the PEI Mixed Doubles Ch’ship this weekend (photos)

The provincial championship for the new Olympic sport of Mixed Doubles Curling got underway this morning at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with eight teams, from the Charlottetown, Crapaud, and Cornwall curling clubs taking part, with the winning team advancing to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship from March 29 to April 1 in Leduc Alberta. 

Here is a photo gallery from the opening draw. Click on a picture to enlarge.

 

 

Curlers wanted: three spots open on Thurs. eve for last round

Most of our evening curling leagues start their final round of the season next week. Some curlers are heading south and not playing the final round. We have three single-entry spots open on the Thursday evening draw for the last round. Whether you are a current member, or just want to join for the rest of the season, we can add you to this draw for a pro-rated price. Please phone or email the Club if you are interested. The draw has four sheets going at 6:30, and two at 8:30, so you will have mostly early, and some late, draws.

UPEI Panthers improve to 1-1 after draw two win

The UPEI Women Panthers, skipped by Veronica Smith, avenged their opening draw loss to Mt. A with a convincing 8-1win over the UNB Varsity Reds this evening to improve to 1-1 (win-loss) at the 2018 Subway AUS Curling Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The championships run through February 11. 

UPEI stole four points in the second end and a single in the third for a 5-0 lead after just three ends in this evening’s match.

Photo (L-R): Sabrina Smith, Veronica Smith, Meghan Ching, Chloe McCloskey

 

Bell Aliant will be webcasting some of the draws, the link can be found here.

The UPEI schedule is as follows:

Thursday

Draw #1, 1:30 pm: UPEI Panthers vs Mount Allison Mounties

Draw #2, 6:30 pm: UPEI Panthers vs. UNB Varsity Reds

Friday

Draw #4, 2:00 pm: UPEI Panthers vs. Dalhousie Tigers

Draw #5, 7:00 pm: UPEI Panthers vs. Saint Mary’s Huskies

Saturday

Draw #6, 9:30 am: UPEI Panthers vs. Memorial Seahawks

Draw #8, 12:30 pm: UPEI Panthers vs St.FX X-Women

The full schedule and live scoring can be found here.