The defending champion husband and wife team of Ed and Jenny White will now join the Alex and Lauren MacFadyen siblings in the Sunday Championship Round at the PEI Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, following an 8-4 doubling of the MacFadyen rink in the “B” section Qualifier Saturday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club. The MacFadyens, who beat the Whites in the “A” Qualifier on Friday, stole the first end, but the Whites responded with a triple, and recorded another 3-ender in the seventh end. Both duos are from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside.
Ed (left) and Jenny White
Team White advanced to the “B” qualifier with a 15-1 six-end victory over Cornwall’s Amy Spence and Jack MacFadyen in the Saturday morning draw, while Team MacFadyen doubled Cornwall’s Nancy Milton and Calvin Smith rink 8-4 to advance to their second qualifier.
Of the seven teams who began play Friday morning in this event, only four remain, with Team MacFadyen taking on the Terri Wood and Alan Inman team from Crapaud, and Team White playing the Alison Griffin/Colin MacKenzie host club rink in “C” Semi-finals at 3:30 pm.
Wood/Inman stayed alive with a 7-6 shading of their clubmates Amy Spence and Jack MacFadyen Saturday afternoon, while MacKenzie and Griffin, who is back on PEI after working in Iqualuit and competing for Team Nunavut at the national Scotties in 2019 and 2020, and the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, had to win two games today to remain in the event. In the morning draw they eliminated Cornwall’s Clara Jack and Brayden Snow team by a 6-3 score and then beat Cornwall’s Smith and Milton by a 9-5 score to advance to the “C” semi.
The “C” Qualifier will be played Sunday morning at 9. The Championship Round, which will include the White and MacFadyen teams and the winner of the “C” Qualifier (if not one of these teams) goes at 12:15 and, if necessary, 3:30 pm on Sunday.
If either the White or MacFadyen teams win two Qualifiers, they will play in both championship round games and win the title if they win either game, while their opponent would have to win both.
If there are three separate section winners, the team that played in the most qualifying games advances to the second championship game,and the other winners play off in A.
If there is a tie in the number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to B and the other two teams play off in A.
The eventual winner will advance to the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, March 18-25 at the Markin MacPhail Centre, in Calgary, AB.
Please note that no spectators are allowed in the facility for this event due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Live end-by-end results are available at PEICurling.com/scoreboard