Veronica Smith rink wins 17 and Under Women’s
Photo (L-R): David O'Connor (Sponsor), Veronica Smith, Katie Fullertton, Sabrina Smith, Chloe McCloskey, Paul Smith (Coach)
Feb. 19-The Veronica Smith rink from the Cornwall Curling Club went undefeated with a 7-0 win-loss record to win the women’s title today at the O’Connor Glass Provincial 17 and Under Curling Championships at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. The Jenny McLean rink from the host club, with a 4-3 record, are the runners-up, with Smith beating them in the best two out of three final round by 5-4 and 10-1 scores today to take the championship.
Other members of the winning Smith rink are Katie Fullerton, who holds the broom for the skip, but throws first stones, along with second Sabrina Smith, and Chloe McCloskey, who throws third stones. The rink is coached by Paul Smith. The runner-up McLean team includes third Aleya Quilty, second stone Lauren MacFadyen, lead Ava Whitney-Coulter, and coaches Pat Quilty and Sheila Compton. The Smith team now advances to the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, April 6-8 at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow NS.
17 & Under Women's Runners Up ( L-R) David O'Connor (Sponsor), Jenny McLean,
Lauren MacFadyen, Aleya Quilty, Ava Whitney-Coulter, Pat Quilty
The Carolyn Rose rink from Montague finished third with a 3-2 round-robin win-loss record, followed by Emily Keen and her Charlottetown/Crapaud team at 2-3, Cornwall’s Rachel O’Connor foursome at 1-4, and the Emily Hennessey rink from Charlottetown at 0-5.
Two teams, skipped by Matthew MacLean of the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, and Tony Nabuurs of the Montague Curling Club finished the men’s double round robin with 5-1 win loss records, and advance to the men’s final, Monday at 10 am, with the winner moving on to the Atlantics in New Glasgow NS. The two teams split their round robin encounters, with Nabuurs winning the first 6-4, and MacLean taking the second 6-1.
The MacLean rink includes third Marshall Smallman, second Kevin Gallant and lead Allan MacLean, with coach Glen MacLean, while Nabuurs skips his rink but throws third stones, Parker O’Connor throws fourth rocks, Noah O’Connor plays second, and Tyler Smith is in the lead position. Arnold Nabuurs is the coach.
The other two teams in the men’s section, skipped by Alex MacFadyen of the Silver Fox, and Brooks Roche of Montague, finished at 1-5.
17 & Under Coaching and Fairplay awards announced
Feb. 21-The Asham coaching award winners, as voted on by their coaching peers, along with the Fair Play sportsmanship awards, voted on by all the curlers, were announced at the conclusion of the O’Connor Glass Provincial 17 and Under Curling Championships, which wrapped up yesterday at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside.
The women’s Fair Play award went to skip Emily Keen from the Charlottetown Curling Club.
Photo (L-R): Emily Keen and sponsor David O’Connor
The winner of the men’s Fair Play award was skip Brooks Roche from the Montague Curling Club
Photo (L-R): Brooks Roche, sponsor David O’Connor
The men’s coaching award went to Glen MacLean, coach of the winning Matthew MacLean rink.
Photo (L-R): Glen MacLean, sponsor David O’Connor
The women’s coaching award went to Carolyn MacPhee, coach of the Carolyn Rose rink from the Montague Curling Club (photo not available).
Silver Fox to host 2012 17 and Under
The six-sheet Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside will be the host for the 2012 Provincial age 17 and Under curling championships from February 17-20, with the winning rinks advancing to the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, April 6-8 at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow NS. For men's and six women's teams have signed for this year's event, with the 17 & Under men playing a double round robin with the top two teams advancing to a sudden death final, and the women playing a single round robin with the top two teams advancing to a best two out of three final. If one men's team goes through the double round robin undefeated, they will be declared the champions without playing the championship game.
Last year's proviincial and Atlantic men's champions, the Alex Matters rink from Charlottetown are this year's Pepsi Junior (age 20 & Under) Men's champions, and cannot compete as a team in this year's event. Last year's winning 17 and Under women's rink, the Amanda MacLean foursome from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary, were runners-up in this year's Pepsi Juniors. Aleya Quilty from that team is on the Jenny McLean rink this year out of the Silver Fox, while Youth Olympics bronze medallist Emily Gray is not participating in this event, and MacLean and third Kassinda Butler are out of the age category.
Players and fans are invited to leave comments and words of encouragement for the teams in the ShoutBox on the right.
End by end results will be available at LiveCurling.com.