Cornwall’s Shirley Berry and Bill Hope rinks both capture their 2nd Qualifiers and are 1 win away from 2021 PEI Masters titles

The 2021 PEI Masters (age 60+) Monday Championship Round will feature the same teams as last year, but the finalist, not the winning, team from last year in both the men’s and women’s sections have the advantage going into the final day of play at the Montague Curling Club.

Bill Hope sweeps a rock as David Murphy watches from the house, and opposing skip Lou Nowlan keeps an eye on the play from the backline.

Photo: Shirley Berry delivers a rock, watched by Linda Fairhurst (centre) and swept by Gloria Turner

Cornwall’s Shirley Berry women’s team and Bill Hope men’s rink won the “C” Qualifiers Sunday afternoon, and have both won two of the three modified triple knockout sections, giving them a “double life” in the 9:30 am and 2 pm Monday Championship round, as a win in either game will give them the title, while their opponents, Sandy Hope from Cornwall and Lou Nowlan from the Silver Fox in Summerside , respectively, will have to win both games to repeat as Masters champions.

In Sunday morning “C” semi-final action, Bill Hope eliminated Cornwall clubmate Paul Arsenault with a 7-4 win after stealing a 7th end triple, Nowlan knocked out O’Leary’s Clair Sweet with a 9-7 extra-end victory, and Berry sent  Bev Harding and her host club foursome to the sidelines with a 6-3 win.

The afternoon “C” finals saw Berry beat Sandy Hope 9-5, and Bill Hope defeat Nowlan 8-3, each with help from a four-ender.

The men’s and women’s winning teams, or finalist teams if they are unable to attend, earn the right to compete in the 2021 Canadian Masters Curling Championships, November 17-21, 2021 at the Pembina Curling Club in Winnipeg, Man.

Four men’s and three women’s teams began play Friday in this event.

Live end-by-end results from the PEI Masters are available at

Post last modified: Jan 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

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