Four teams out of the original seven entered in the PEI Masters (age 60+) Men’s Curling Championship are still in contention at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, and will play in the “C” semi-finals at 10 am Sunday, with the winners advancing to the 2 pm C final. Defending champion Ted MacFadyen and his Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex team beat their clubmates, the Dale Cannon rink, 7-4 in the B final of the modified triple knockout draw on Saturday evening, aided by a 7th end deuce and a stolen eighth end single. The “A” section final was won by the Bill Hope rink from Charlottetown and Cornwall on Saturday morning, with a 9-4 win over MacFadyen.
This morning’s “C” semis see MacFadyen and Hope square off in one game, and Cannon take on Clair Sweet and his host club team in the other. Cannon eliminated Summerside’s Louis Walsh with an 8-5 win Saturday evening to earn the berth in the “C” semi.
The two game championship round between the winners of the 3 sections going Monday at 10 am and, if needed, 2 pm. If either MacFadyen or Hope win the C final, they would have a “double life” in the championship round and would win the title if they took either game, while their opponent would have to win both.
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