The Kyle Holland and Katie Fullerton rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Cornwall Curling Club are 2-0 after opening day play at the inaugural PEI Mixed Doubles curling trials at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, and have captured the “A” event in the four team triple knockout competition ensuring them a berth in the championship round on Sunday. The duo won their opener 11-3 over the Dario Zannier/Vivian Holm twosome from the host club, taking four points in the third end, and triples in ends five and six to end the game early. Their second match, against Daniel and Nancy MacFadyen of Crapaud was much closer, with the teams tied at 3 after four ends, and at 6 after eight. Holland/Fullerton stole the extra end for the win.
The MacFadyens won their opener 7-6 over Crapaud and Cornwall’s Tyler Smith and Chloé McCloskey team, stealing the final end for the win. Smith/McCloskey won their second game, 7-5 over Zannier/Holm.
On Saturday, the Smith and MacFadyen rinks square off at 10 am, with the winner facing Holland in the B qualifier at 1 pm and the loser taking on Zannier at the same time in the C event. At 4 pm, the winner of the C event game takes on the loser of the B qualifier, with the winner of that game facing the winner of the B qualifier in the C qualifier game at 10 am Sunday.
The A, B, and C winners then square off in the two game championship round on Sunday at 1 and 4, unless the Holland/Fullerton team wins all three sections, which would give them the Mixed Doubles title without playing the championship round.
The winning team will move on to represent PEI at the National Mixed Doubles Trials in Ottawa in March 2015.