The 2019 Provincial 2-person Stick Curling Championships, sponsored by Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home, with Open (any combination of men and/or women) and Women’s divisions, takes place February 5-7 at the Montague Curling Rink The top four Open division teams and top two women’s division duos from this event advance to the Maritime Stick Curling Championships, at the Cornwall Curling Club, from March 15-17, while the winners of the both divisions also earn the right to participate in the 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championships, also at the Cornwall Curling Club, from March 31 to April 3rd, 2019.
The defending PEI champions – the Barry Craswell and Sterling Stratton duo from the Cornwall Curling Club in the Open division, and the Elaine Hughes and Etta Reid team, also from the Cornwall Curling Club, are back looking to defend their titles and hope to advance to the Maritime and National championships at their home club.
The 14 Open Division teams are divided into two pools, each playing a round robin, with the top three teams from each pool advancing to the playoff round. The four Women’s Division rinks will play a double round robin, with the second and third place teams advancing to a semi-final, with the winner facing the first place team in the final.
Open (any combination of men/women) Pools will play a single round robin and the Women’s Pool will play a double round robin
Open Division Playoff Round:
Q1(O) – 2 Place pool A vs 3rd place pool B
Q2(O) – 3rd place pool A vs 2nd place pool B
SEMI (O) 1 – winner of Q1(O) vs 1st place pool B
SEMI (O) 2 – winner Q2(O) vs 1st place pool A
Final (O) – winner SEMI (O) 1 vs winner of SEMI (O) 2
Women’s Division Playoff Round: SEMI (W) – 2nd place vs 3rd place FINAL (W) winner SEMI (W) vs 1st place
Games – Teams play an extra end with 3 rocks each
Playoffs – 1st by wins and losses by team, 2nd by head to head results, 3rd by points – 3 Pts for a win, 0 pts for a loss, 1 Point per end, ½ pt for a blank end, 3 pts (MAX.) difference of score