The Brad Gushue rink from St. John’s NL, which includes PEI native Brett Gallant, landed in Halifax Thursday for their first curling event of the season, the Dave Jones Stanhope Simpson Insurance cashspiel at the Mayflower Curling Club, with 16 teams playing a triple-knockout format for a $20,000 purse. They won their opener 9-3.
The Cornwall Curling Club’s Team Birt is competing in the $7500 total purse 8-team women’s side of the event. Also entered is Summerside PEI native Erin Carmody on the Jill Brothers team.
Hello Halifax! We have landed. Now, time to prepare for this evenings game! ???? pic.twitter.com/LBaYrgI2AJ
— Team Gushue (@TeamGushue) October 29, 2020
Besides Gallant, no other PEI natives are on the men’s event roster. Former Cornwall member Ryan Abraham is on the Matthew Manuel rink from Halifax, while on Team Trent Skanes from St. John’s, lead Spencer Wicks’ mother is a Summerside native.
Live results at https://www.curlingzone.com/event.php?eventid=6608&eventtypeid=82&view=Main#1 (Women’s) and https://www.curlingzone.com/event.php?eventid=6609&view=Main#1 (Men’s)
Follow Team Gushue and Team Birt on their Facebook pages for live streaming of their games when conditions permit.