The Crapaud Community Curling Club duo of Calvin Smith and Lauren Ferguson beat Cornwall’s Sydney Howatt and Nick Johnston team 6-4 this afternoon to win the 2018 PEI Mixed Doubles Championship, the two person version of curling that is now an Olympic sport. Smith/Ferguson won two of the three modified triple knockout sections, which gave them a “double life” in the 2 game championship round, as a win in either game would have given them the championship, but they did it on the first try. In the final game, they built up a 4-0 lead after three ends, taking a single, and stealing another single and a double. Howatt/Johnston came back with a pair of singles, and the teams traded deuces in ends six and seven, but the Cornwall team ran out of rocks in the final end.
Winning team: Lauren Ferguson and Calvin Smith
Finalists Sydney Howatt and Nick Johnston
Eight teams took part in the Provincial Mixed Doubles championship.
The 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship takes place from March 29 to April 1 in Leduc Alberta.