Ted MacFadyen rink repeats as PEI Masters Men’s Champs

The Ted MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex had two opportunities today to repeat as PEI Masters (age 60+) Men’s Champs, and, thanks to a tie-breaking four-ender in the seventh, they did it on the first try, beating the Bill Hope squad from the Charlottetown and Cornwall clubs by an 8-4 score this morning at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. MacFadyen had won two sections of the modified triple-knockout draw, giving him a “double-life” in the championship round, taking the title with a win in either game, while Hope would have had to win the first game to force a 2 pm deciding match, which is no longer needed.

Photo (L-R): Alan Montgomery, Earle Proude, Lou Nowlan, Ted MacFadyen, Clair Sweet (Curl PEI)

The winning MacFadyen rink includes third Lou Nowlan, second stone Earle Proude, and lead Alan Montgomery.

Photo (L-R): Bill Hope, Craig Mackie, David Murphy, Bill Doherty

Hope’s teammates on the runner-up rink are third Craig Mackie, second David Murphy, and lead Bill Doherty. Seven men’s teams took part in the championship.

Photo from 2016 event: (L-R) Masters Women’s Winners: Sandy Hope (skip), Shelley Ebbett (3rd), Debbie Rhodenhizer (2nd), Arleen Harris (lead)

The rink of Sandy Hope (skip), Shelley Ebbett (3rd), Debbie Rhodenhizer (2nd), and Arleen Harris (lead) from the Cornwall Curling Club are the repeat women’s champions, by default, as they were the only entry.

Winning and runner-up teams earn the right advance to the Maritime Masters Curling Championships, March 16-18 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, while the winning Men’s and Women’s team, or the runners-up should they choose not to attend, also earn the right to compete in the Canadian Masters, April 3-9  in Guelph, Ontario.

The winning Ted MacFadyen men’s rink will be attending only the Maritime Masters, while the runner-up Bill Hope team, and the Sandy Hope women’s champions will attend both the Maritime and the Canadian championships. 

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