Gorveatt nabs senior men’s curling title. Ch’town rink pulls out extra-end win (Journal)

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Phil Gorveatt rink from the host Charlottetown Curling Complex won the P.E.I. Credit Unions senior men’s curling championship on Sunday afternoon. 

Phil Gorveatt of the host Charlottetown Curling Complex skipped the winning men’s rink at the P.E.I. Credit Unions senior curling championships on Sunday. The women’s final between Shirley Berry and Shelley Ebbett is scheduled for Monday morning.

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Gorveatt, third stone Kevin Champion, second stone Mike Dillon and lead Mark Butler defeated the Robert Campbell team from Charlottetown and the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside 6-5 in an extra end to claim the title.
Gorveatt, who won two of the three modified triple-knockout sections and would have taken the title with a win in either of two championship-round games, was leading 5-2 after six ends.


The senior women’s championship is scheduled to be decided on Monday at 10 a.m.
The Shirley Berry rink from the Cornwall Curling Club came out of the fourth-end break of the first of two possible championship games trailing Shelley Ebbett and her host club and Cornwall club team 5-0. 
Berry scored a triple in the fifth, and stole a single in end six and a deuce in the seventh end to grab a one-point lead. Ebbett was kept to a single point in the eighth end.
Berry, with last-rock advantage, picked up a single point in the extra end for a 7-6 win, and a chance to play again in a sudden-death final.
The Gorveatt rink and the winner of the women’s championship team will advance to the 2017 Everest Canadian senior curling championships in Fredericton, N.B., from March 18 to 26.

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