Silver Fox rinks advance to both Men’s and Women’s ch’ship games at PEI Travelers Ch’ships

Both the Men’s and Women’s teams from Summerside’s Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex are now one win away from a trip to the national Travelers Curling Club Championship. In the 4 pm Sunday provincial Travelers draw in Montague, the Melissa Morrow rink completed the women’s round robin with a perfect 5-0 record to advance to the women’s final, at 10 am Tuesday. If she loses that game, she’ll have another chance at 2 pm Tuesday, as she has to be beaten twice after her perfect round robin run. 

Jamie Newson

In the eight pm Sunday draw, the Jamie Newson team wrapped up the men’s round robin with a 5-1 record, the same as the Daryl MacDonald squad from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Newson beat MacDonald 10-3 in their round robin encounter, and gets the ticket to the final at 2 pm Monday, while the Western team will play the third place Crapaud Community Curling Club team, skipped by Alan Inman, in the 10 am Monday semi-final. Unlike the women’s event, no tiebreakers are needed. The semi winner then plays Newson for the title, and the trip to the nationals, with the venue and dates yet to be announced.

MacDonald beat Montague’s Larry Richard rink 7-5 on Sunday evening, while Newson downed Cornwall’s Cornwall’s Garth Cudmore 9-5 in just six ends, after scoring 5 points in the fourth end and stealing a single in the 5th. Inman lost his last game, 8-6 to Bob Matheson and his team from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary — it was their first win of the event.

Melissa Morrow

Recapping the women’s event, Cornwall, skipped by Debbie Rhodenhizer, takes on Sharon Horne and her Western rink in the first of two tiebreakers, at 10 am Monday, with the winner facing Crapaud, captained by Amanda Holm, at 2 pm. The winner of that game takes on second place Montague in the 2nd vs 3rd semi-final at 6 pm Monday.  The winner will play Morrow at 10 am on Tuesday. As Morrow went through the round robin undefeated, she has to be beaten twice, so if her team loses at 10 am, a deciding game will go at 2 pm on Tuesday.

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