Team Jason Gunnlaugson from Manitoba, which includes PEI’s Adam Casey at third stone, take on Scotland’s Bruce Mouat rink in the 9:30 am (all times Atlantic) quarter-finals of the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard in Ontario. Gunnlaugson finished 4-2 in the 24 team qualifying round. The team lost their opener 7-3 to Colton Flasch (Saskatoon, SK), then responded with a 6-1 win over Jeremy Harty (Calgary, AB). Gunnlaugson then won 7-4 against Karsten Sturmay (Edmonton, AB) but lost 7-1 against Flasch. Gunnlaugson responded with a 4-3 win over Harty to advance to the C-Qualifier which they won 6-2 against Korey Dropkin (Duluth, MN) to advance to the playoff round in their final qualifying round match. The semi-finals go at 12:30 pm, with the final at 3:30.
Team Kim with coach Peter Gallant (back right)
At the Alberta Curling Series: Saville Shoot-Out in Edmonton, South Korea’s Team Kim, coached in this event by PEI’s Peter Gallant, has advanced to the 3:30 pm Atlantic semifinals of the 16-team event, where they will battle 2016 and 2018 event winner Casey Scheidegger (Lethbridge, AB) for a spot into the championship game. Kim finished 4-0 in the qualifying round and advanced through the quarterfinals with an 8-7 win over 2019 event champion Kerri Einarson (Gimli, MB). Game video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=443015533696857&ref=watch_permalink
In their opening game, Kim defeated Selena Sturmay (Edmonton, AB) 10-4, then won 7-3 against Jessie Hunkin (North Battleford, SK), 6-2 against Elysa Crough (Edmonton, AB), and 5-3 against the Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona, MB) team, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, in their final qualifying round match.
The Zacharias rink finished 3-1 in the qualifying round and needed a tiebreaker to advance to the playoffs, but they lost that game 7-2 to Edmonton’s Laura Walker rink. Video: https://www.facebook.com/teamzacharias/videos/283371896593085
In their opening game, Team Zacharias defeated Crough 6-2, then won 7-4 against Sturmay and
7-3 vs. Hunkin, but lost 5-3 against Kim (Gangneung, KOR) in their final qualifying round match.
Live results from both events at CurlingZone.com