Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut junior rink won the first of what is now two “Battles of Cornwall” today at the Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Rink, and will face Cornwall’s Bryan Cochrane team at in the “C” semi-finals at 2 pm, with the winner advancing to the “C” final at 7 pm.
Schut beat clubmate Steve vanOuwerkerk 7-2 this morning, after blanking the first three ends, taking a single in the fourth and stealing a deuce in five and singles in six and seven before vanOuwerkerk got on the scoreboard with a deuce in the 8th. Schut scored a deuce in the ninth for the win.
Chase MacMillan, Liam Kelly, Cruz Pineau
Cochrane, who along with third Ian MacAulay and second Morgan Currie comprise three members of the reigning World Senior Men’s team (ten-time PEI Tankard winner Mark O’Rourke is the other team member), has already won the “A” and “B” sections, so a win in the next two games would give him the PEI Men’s title without playing the championship round, while Schut would have to win four games in a row – two today, and two tomorrow, to win the championship.
Bryan Cochrane and Ian MacAulay
Live end-by-end results are available at: PEICurling.com/scoreboard
The winning women’s team will advance to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 15-23, 2020 at
Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, while the men’s championship rink will compete in the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Feb. 29 to March 8, 2020 at Leon’s Centre in Kingston Ontario.