The 2017 Maritime Stick Curling Championship was held at Curl Moncton this week from Tuesday to Thursday. Each province is represented by 4 open teams and 2 women’s teams. The PEI representatives in Open Division were Walter Callaghan and John Vincent (Western), Howard Kerwin and Bill Power (Montague), Vince Fisher and Ernie Stavert (Cornwall), and Roddie MacLean and Barry Craswell (Cornwall).
Clarke (left), Stavert at the PEI Ch’ships
Women’s Division representatives were Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert (Cornwall), and Myrna Craswell and Elaine Hughes(Cornwall). In round robin play, Callaghan/Vincent, Kerwin/Power, and Fisher/Stavert all finished with 3-2 records and advanced to the playoffs. The Callaghan/Vincent and Fisher/Stavert teams were eliminated in the quarter-finals while Kerwin/Power were eliminated in the semi-finals. The open division champions were Haylett Clarke and John MacNaughton in an all Nova Scotia final. The women’s division final was an all PEI event with Clarke/Stavert emerging as the winner over Craswell/Hughes in a very well played game which came down to the last rock in the final end. PEI has won the women’s event every year since the creation of the division in 2010 with Clarke/Stavert winning 6 of those titles.