PEI’s Dennis Watts team are still looking for their first win at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River MB, going into today’s noontime draw against the Robert Smallwood rink from Whitehorse, Yukon, also 0-2. PEI lost their opener to Charlie Robert and his Northern Ontario squad (2-0) by a 7-5 score, and had a very close second game, losing in an extra end to Saint John New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan rink, who share the lead in their pool with Smallwood. In the extra end, Sullivan sealed a rock on the button that PEI could not remove, and stole the game with a 5-4 score.
Photo from CBC Livestream: Watts rink ((left) vs N. Ont.
PEI’s second game today is at 4:30 pm, against BC. They wrap up round robin play on Wednesday, against Nova Scotia’s Brent MacDougall, and Ontario’s Mike Anderson.
PEI’s Watts rink includes 3rd Jackie Reid, 2nd Erik Brodersen, and lead stone Alison Griffin
Quebec (Robert Desjardins) and the NWT (Jamie Koe, with Kerry Galusha at third) are 2-0 in the other pool.
Live results, and live streaming are available at the event website: www.curling.ca/2018mixed/
The winning team will represent Canada at the 2018 World Mixed Curling Championship, at a site and date to be announced by the World Curling Federation.
(with info from Mark Inglis)