There will be separate winners of the A and B sections of the modified triple knockout PEI Masters Men’s championship at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. The Bill Hope rink from Charlottetown and Cornwall beat the defending champion Ted MacFadyen foursome from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside by a 9-4 score to win the “A” final this morning, but lost 9-3 to Summerside’s Dale Cannon team this afternoon in the B semi-final, and will not advance to the 5:30 pm B final. MacFadyen won the other semi 7-2 over clubmate Louis Walsh. The other afternoon contest, in the “must win” C event, saw Clair Sweet of the host club eliminate Cornwall’s Paul Arsenault with a 6-4 win.
Master’s action (Craig Mackie photo)
Other games at 5:30, besides the MacFadyen vs Cannon “B” final will see Summerside’s Dario Zannier play Hope, and Sweet take on Walsh, with the losers eliminated from further play, and the winners advancing to the 10 am Sunday C semi-finals, against MacFadyen and Cannon, respectively. The C final goes at 2 pm Sunday, with the two game championship round between the winners of the 3 sections going Monday at 10 am and, if needed, 2 pm.
The defending champion Sandy Hope rink from Cornwall have won the women’s championship by default, as they were the only entry.
The Sandy Hope rink and the winning and runner-up men’s teams advance to the Maritime Masters, March 16-18 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside.
The winning Men’s and the Sandy Hope Women’s team also earn the right to compete in the Canadian Masters, April 3-9 in Guelph, Ontario.
Event website: peicurling.com/masters20162017/
Link to end by end live scoring: peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2190