The Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for age 60+, wrapped up today in Guelph.
PEI’s Bill Hope rink lost a close men’s bronze medal game, 6-5 in an extra end to Saskatchewan. The Sask. skip had to draw the button to pull out the win. Alberta beat PEI 6-2 in the semi-finals to advance to the championship match, “The Iceman”, Al Hackner from Northern Ontario, achieved his goal of winning Canadian championships at the men’s, senior men’s and master’s levels, with a 7-5 win over Alberta in the men’s gold medal game. Hackner doubled Saskatchewan 6-3 in the semis.
In the women’s semis, Ontario scored three in the last end to beat BC 8-6, while Saskatchewan dominated Manitoba, winning 9-3 in six ends. The gold medal game again saw Saskatchewan dominate, downing Ontario 11-1, also in six ends, following a first end double with two stolen triples and a single to lead 9-0 after four ends. BC beat Manitoba 8-5 in the Bronze medal game. PEI’s Sandy Hope team finished fifth, just out of the medal round, with a 6-3 win-loss record.