The 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship begins on Tuesday at 7 pm after the completion of the university and college events. While it’s the first time the national championship has been held in Fredericton, the city hosted the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in 2013.
Thirty-two teams will compete for the chance to represent Canada at the world championship in Stavanger, Norway, from April 20-27.
Photo: Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham
PEI will be represented by the Rachel O’Connor/Ryan Abraham duo from the Cornwall Curling Club. Islanders Brett Gallant, who was on the 2016 championship team, and Alison Griffin (Nunavut) are also in the event.
Defending champion Laura Walker/Kirk Muyres are in the field, as are 2016 champions Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant while half of the 2017 Canadian mixed championship winning team will also be in Fredericton; Reid Carruthers is joined by new partner Kate Cameron. Other notable names include Jennifer Jones/Brent Laing, Jolene Campbell/John Morris, Kristen Streifel/Steve Laycock, Dezeray Hawes/Tyler Tardi, Shannon Birchard/Catlin Schneider, Bobbi Sauder/Brendan Bottcher, 2018 runners-up and Curling World Cup third leg champions Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott, Nancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith, Sherry Just/Dustin Kalthoff and 2014 champion Kim Tuck/Wayne Tuck.
CBC will livestream various games during the preliminary rounds as well as several finals. You can watch at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.
Draw results and event information are available at www.curling.ca.