It was a close 5-4 final on Monday in the 8-team Women’s Division of the Canadian Stick Curling Championships at Curl Moncton, with the Cornwall Curling Club duo of Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes losing in an extra end without last rock advantage to Betty Mattson and Audrey Dorey from Nova Scotia’s Wolfville Curling Club, after the Island rink finished in first place in round robin play with a 6-1 win-loss record.
Photo (L-R): Elaine Hughes, André-Phillippe Caissie representing national sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy. Etta Reid, Randy Olson, President Canadian Stick Curling Association
Ruth Stavert from Cornwall, with Audrey Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, finished one game short of being the 4th place qualifier and also had the best score for the total draws to the button.
Resby Coutts and Norm Magnusson from the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Manitoba won the 27 team Open (any combination of 2 men/women) Division, 5-4 over Darren and Darryl Beach of Regina.
In the Open Division, Cornwall’s John Dunsford and Myrna Sanderson finished round robin play with a win-loss record of 4 and 2 which put them to the Qualifier Round, in which they were successful and qualified for the quarter-final, where they lost to the Beach brothers, who went on to the semi-finals and final.
Curlers from nine provinces took part in this event.
Line Scores on CurlingZone: Open Division, Women’s Division
Event and Canadian Stick Curling Website: https://canadianstickcurling.ca/