About Team PEI at the Canadian Juniors (Team Biographies)

(L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (coach)

Cornwall Curling Club

LAUREN FERGUSON
POSITION: Skip
AGE: 16 (July 12, 2002, Summerside, P.E.I.)
OCCUPATION: Grade 11 student (Kensington Intermediate Senior High School)
YEARS CURLED: 7
HIGHLIGHTS
CANADIAN UNDER-18 GIRLS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2018 at St. Andrews, N.B. (3-3, Prince Edward Island skip)
CANADIAN MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2018 at Leduc, Alta. (1-6, w/ Calvin Smith)

KATIE SHAW
POSITION: Vice-skip
AGE: 16 (December 8, 2002, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Grade 10 student (Charlottetown Rural High School)
YEARS CURLED: 7
HIGHLIGHTS
CANADIAN UNDER-18 GIRLS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2018 at St. Andrews, N.B. (3-3, Prince Edward Island third [Lauren Ferguson])

ALEXIS BURRIS
POSITION: Second
AGE: 17 (January 5, 2002, Cap-Aux Meules, Que.)
OCCUPATION: Grade 11 student (Bluefield High School)
YEARS CURLED: 7
HIGHLIGHTS
CANADIAN UNDER-18 GIRLS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2018 at St. Andrews, N.B. (3-3, Prince Edward Island second [Lauren Ferguson])

LEXIE MURRAY
POSITION: Lead
AGE: 16 (October 26, 2002, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Grade 10 student, Charlottetown Rural High School
YEARS CURLED: 7
HIGHLIGHTS
CANADIAN UNDER-18 GIRLS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2018 at St. Andrews, N.B. (3-3, Prince Edward Island lead [Lauren Ferguson])

DAVID MURPHY
POSITION: Coach
AGE: 68 (January 29, 1950, Charlotteown)
OCCUPATION: Retired (Teacher)
YEARS COACHED: 2
HIGHLIGHTS
CURLING
EVEREST CANADIAN SENIOR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (2)
2018 at Stratford, Ont. (3-6, Prince Edward Island lead [Bill Hope]); 2003 at Lethbridge, Alta. (4-7, Prince Edward Island second [Charlie Wilkinson])
COACHING
U18 championship: Coached Prince Edward Island (skip Lauren Ferguson) in 2018 (3-3 at St. Andrews, N.B.)

(L-R): Tyler Smith, Ryan Abraham, Alex MacFadyen, Ryan Lowery, Robbie Doherty (coach)

Charlottetown Curling Complex

TYLER SMITH
POSITION: Skip
AGE: 20 (August 20, 1998, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Truck driver/trailer mechanic (McQuaid’s Trucking)
YEARS CURLED: 14
HIGHLIGHTS
NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (4)
2018 at Shawinigan, Que. (4-5, New Brunswick third [Liam Marin]);
2017 at Victoria (2-5, P.E.I. skip);
2015 at Corner Brook, N.L. (5-4, P.E.I. skip);
2013 at Fort McMurray, Alta. (3-6, P.E.I. skip)
CANADA WINTER GAMES – ( 2 )
2015 at Prince George, B.C. (3-4, P.E.I. skip);
2011 at Halifax (2-4, P.E.I. skip);
CANADIAN MIXED CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2017 at Yarmouth, N.S. (3-6, P.E.I. third [Veronica Smith])

RYAN ABRAHAM
POSITION: Vice-skip
AGE: 19 (July 15, 1999, Halifax)
OCCUPATION: Sport and Leisure Management student (Holland College)
YEARS CURLED: 14
HIGHLIGHTS
NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (2)
2016 at Stratford, Ont. (5-4, Nova Scotia second [Matthew Manuel]);
2015 at Corner Brook, N.L. (4-5, Nova Scotia second [Matthew Manuel])
CANADIAN UNDER-18 BOYS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2017 at Moncton, N.B. (6-4, silver medal, Nova Scotia skip)
CANADA WINTER GAMES – ( 1 )
2015 at Prince George, B.C. (5-2, Nova Scotia second [Matthew Manuel])

ALEX MacFADYEN
POSITION: Second
AGE: 20 (June 29, 1998, Summerside, P.E.I.)
OCCUPATION: Student (UPEI)
YEARS CURLED: 14
HIGHLIGHTS
NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2018 at Shawinigan, Que. (4-5, P.E.I. skip)
USPORTS/CURLING CANADA UNIVERSITY CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – (2)
2018 at Leduc, Alta. (5-4, bronze medal, UNB lead [Jack Smeltzer]);
2017 at Thunder Bay, Ont. (5-4, bronze medal, UPEI lead [Christopher Gallant])

RYAN LOWERY
POSITION: Lead
AGE: 18 (May 31, 2000, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Mechanic (Van Wiechen Farm and Auto)
YEARS CURLED: 11
HIGHLIGHTS
NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2015 at Corner Brook, N.L. (5-4, P.E.I. lead [Tyler Smith])
CANADA WINTER GAMES – ( 1 )
2015 at Prince George, B.C. (3-4, P.E.I. lead [Tyler Smith])

ROBBIE DOHERTY
POSITION: Coach
AGE: 30 (August 6, 1988, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Operations Manager (Grand Slam of Curling)
YEARS COACHED: 1
HIGHLIGHTS
TIM HORTONS BRIER – (4 )
2017 at St. John’s (1-2 [pre-qualifier], P.E.I. lead [Eddie MacKenzie]);
2016 at Ottawa (2-9, P.E.I. lead [Adam Casey]);
2015 at Calgary (5-6, P.E.I. lead [Adam Casey]);
2015 at Calgary (2-1, P.E.I. lead [Adam Casey])
NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2009 at Salmon Arm, B.C. (7-5, New Brunswick second [Steve Burgess])

(Source: Media Guide)

 

 

 

2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors get underway Saturday in Prince Albert, Sask. (Curling Canada)

Three players will head to Prince Albert, Sask., with a chance to make history at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships.

Both gold-medal teams are back from the 2018 event to attempt to defend their titles at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors. And Tyler Tardi (back row, left), Sterling Middleton (back row, second from left) and Karlee Burgess (front row, third from left) have a chance to become the first three-time Canadian junior champions. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

The Canadian Under-21 Championships kick off Saturday at the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.

Tyler Tardi and Sterling Middleton of the B.C. men’s team, and Karlee Burgess of the Nova Scotia women’s team, can become the first players in the history of the championships to win three times, with Tardi and Middleton having the opportunity to win all three in succession, after winning in 2017 at Victoria, B.C., and last year in Shawinigan, Que., while Burgess’s victories came in 2016 at Stratford, Ont., and last year in Shawinigan.

All three players ended last season as world champions with their victories at the 2018 World Junior Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Tardi and Middleton, the skip and vice-skip respectively for the B.C. team representing the Langley and Victoria Curling Clubs, are joined by a new front end this season, with second Matthew Hall having moved from Ontario, and Alex Horvath taking over at lead (Paul Tardi, Tyler’s dad, remains at coach). Hall’s Ontario team lost to Tardi’s B.C. team in the 2017 gold-medal game in Victoria.

Burgess, meanwhile, is at her familiar second position on the Nova Scotia team from Halifax skipped by Kaitlyn Jones, with Burgess’s cousin Lindsey at lead. New vice-skip Lauren Lenentine replaces the aged-out Kristin Clarke. Karlee Burgess and coach Andrew Atherton are the hold-overs from the 2016 Nova Scotia team, skipped by Mary Fay, that won Canadian and world junior gold.

[Besides Cornwall Curling Club member Lenentine, PEI will be represented by the Lauren Ferguson team, also from Cornwall, and the Tyler Smith rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Summerside’s Alex Gallant is on the New Brunswick junior men’s team, skipped by Jack Smeltzer out of the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton.]

There will be no shortage of championship experience in Prince Albert; Tanner Horgan’s Northern Ontario team (Sudbury), which lost to Tardi in the final last year, and to Manitoba’s Matt Dunstone in the 2016 final, with a 2017 bronze medal in between is back; his younger brother Jake, who throws third rocks, skipped Northern Ontario to the 2017 Canadian Under-18 title.

The gold-medallist at the 2018 Under-18 Nationals, Nova Scotia’s  Graeme Weagle (Chester), is taking his first crack at an Under-21 national title.

On the women’s side, 2017 Canadian U-18 winner Kira Brunton (Sudbury) is in the field representing Northern Ontario, as is 2018 U-18 runner-up Skyler Ackerman, who is skipping the Saskatchewan Host team from Moose Jaw.

B.C.’s Sarah Daniels will be back, looking to improve on the silver medal she won at the 2016 Canadian Juniors, where she lost the final to Nova Scotia’s Fay team.

And for good measure, the Saskatchewan champion women’s team skipped by Sara England (Regina; daughter of 1998 Olympic gold-medallist Sandra Schmirler) is coached by 1983 Canadian Junior Men’s champ Jamie Schneider.

For the first time, selected round-robin games from the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships will be streamed live at Curling Canada’s Facebook page, which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams will compete for Canadian titles, separated into two seven-team pools per gender for an initial round robin, followed by a Championship Round (top four in each pool) leading to the playoffs. The top team advances to its respective final on Sunday, Jan. 27, while the second- and third-place teams meet in a semifinal on Saturday, Jan. 26, to determine the other finalist.

TSN/RDS2 will carry complete live coverage of the semifinals (women at 1 p.m. [all times CT], men at 7 p.m.) on Jan. 26 and finals (women at 10 a.m., men at 3 p.m.), held at the Art Hauser Centre.

The winning teams will then represent Canada on home ice at the 2019 World Junior  Championships, Feb. 16-23 in Liverpool N.S. Canada has won a leading 19 world junior men’s titles since 1975 and a leading 12 women’s crowns since 1988.

The 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors also is notable for the number of past recipients of the Curling Canada Foundation For The Love of Curling Scholarships — 17 over the past three years:

2018 — Tanner Horgan (Northern Ontario), Kaitlyn Jones (Nova Scotia), Ryan Lamswood (Newfoundland/Labrador), Dustin Mikush (Alberta), Kate Sherry (Northern Ontario), Selena Sturmay (Alberta)

2017 — Kira Brunton (Northern Ontario), Sarah Daniels (British Columbia), Sara Guy (Northern Ontario), Sarah Hoag (Saskatchewan), Megan Smith (Northern Ontario), Mackenzie Zacharias (Manitoba)

2016 — Karlee Burgess (Nova Scotia), Jessica Humphries (B.C.), Sterling Middleton (B.C.), Tyler Tardi (B.C.), Maxime Blais (Northern Ontario)

Saskatchewan will have three teams in the field with the added Host team on the women’s side due to the Yukon not sending a team. On the men’s side, Saskatoon’s Rylan Kleiter team will be carrying the home-province hopes. Saskatchewan has won 14 Canadian junior men’s titles (behind only Alberta with 16), the latest by Braeden Moskowy in 2011 at Calgary. Saskatchewan women’s teams have won a leading 11 gold medals, the most recent by Trish Paulsen to complete a Saskatchewan sweep in 2011.

Teams that don’t qualify for the Championship Pool will compete in a Seeding Pool to determine rankings for the 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors (dates, location, TBA). Curlers on all non-playoff teams will participate in a mixed doubles competition on the final weekend.

The Canadian Junior Men?s Championship has been contested annually since its inception in 1950 at Quebec City. The first Canadian Junior Women?s Championship was played in 1971 at Vancouver.

For event information, visit www.curling.ca/2019juniors.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada.

Junior Curling starts Tuesday Jan. 22 in Souris

There’s curling on arena ice on Tuesdays at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris
Junior (school age) curling will start Tuesday January 22 and run every Tuesday from 4-5 pm. Cost is 10 dollars per child. Please bring a pair of clean indoor sneakers, warm clothes and a helmet. 

Brett Gallant up for Male Athlete, Peter Gallant to receive Coach of the Year honours at 45th annual Sport PEI Awards

February 26th, 2019 will be another special night in Island sport as Sport PEI prepares to host its 45th annual awards night at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall.  The evening will showcase the Island’s finest amateur sporting accomplishments from 2018.

Photo (L-R): Brett and Peter Gallant with the Tim Hortons Brier trophy

Leading the field of athletes will be the nominees for the 3 Points Aviation Senior Athletes of the Year. The list includes male finalists Mark Arendz (para nordic & biathlon), Billy Bridges (sledge hockey), and Brett Gallant (curling).  On the female side Alysha Corrigan (rugby), Veronica Keefe (wrestling), and Heather Moyse (bobsleigh) will look to take top spot.

Winners have been determined in the following categories: ADL Administrator of the Year – Natalie Bulger (rugby), PEI Mutual Insurance Official of the Year – Michael French (softball), ADL Masters Athlete Award – Steve Reeves (running), PEI Mutual Insurance Coach of the Year – Peter Gallant (curling), Team of the Year – Hunter’s Ale House Mudmen Rugby, SCORE! Event of the Year – Special Olympics Canada Bowling.

After last years’ success the event will return to Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall. Familiar faces Matt Rainnie of CBC and Jo-Anne Holden, will be back to emcee the proceedings. 

“Recognizing our Island’s finest athletes, officials, coaches, and volunteers is an important part of amateur sport,” said Sport PEI President, Ryan Innis. “They have all worked tirelessly on and off the field, and deserve every bit of distinction they are going to receive.  As PEI’s level of athletes continues to improve, we are not only showing the nation our strength, but now the world is getting a taste of what we are capable of.”

Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Sport PEI at (902) 368-4110.

The full list of athlete finalists is as follows: Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year – Brett Butler (Holland College volleyball), Ligrit Sadiku (Brock wrestling) and John Patrick Stevenson (Canisius College baseball) 

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Female Athlete of the Year –Alysha Corrigan (Acadia rugby), Hannah Taylor (Brock wrestling) and Bailey Smith (UPEI, track and field)

DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts Junior Male Athlete of the Year –  Lucas Boudreau (biathlon/cycling), Noah Dobson (hockey), and Nolan O’Rourke (wrestling) 

DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts Junior Female Athlete of the Year – Chole Cudmore (gymnastics), Lauren Lenentine (curling) and Hannah Taylor (wrestling)

3 Points Aviation Senior Male Athlete of the Year – Mark Arendz (para nordic & biathlon), Billy Bridges (sledge hockey), and Brett Gallant (curling).  

3 Points Aviation Senior Female Athlete of the Year – Alysha Corrigan (rugby), Veronica Keefe (wrestling), and Heather Moyse (bobsleigh)  

(Sport PEI)

3rd annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel now full

The 3rd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel, a weekend of Just-for-Fun curling in memory of one of the best is now full! The bonspiel goes Feb. 15-17 at the Montague Curling Club. Contact Larry at the Montague Curling Club – 902-838-2513 if you wish to put your team on the waitlist. You are also welcome to attend the Saturday dance ($5 admission).

Entry was limited to the first 32 teams to register. 
$140.00/team to register – guaranteed 3 games

Ages 16 & up to curl – 19+ for the party Friday and Saturday night!

They have Blair A. Dewar on board with some tunes for Friday night and Muddy Buddy lined up for Saturday (19+, $5 cover for non-curlers)!!

All proceeds will be split between the IWK Children’s Hospital and the Southern Kings & Queens Food Bank!

Curl PEI Provincial Curling Ch’ship Entry Deadlines: Stick deadline is Tuesday

Curlers are reminded of the following Curl PEI Provincial Curling Championships that have entry deadlines this month.

(1) The Curl PEI/Stick Curling PEI Provincial Stick curling championships, with male and female divisions and two-person teams, will be held at the Montague Curling Rink from Feb. 5-7. Entry deadline is January 15. Entry fee is $85 per two-person team.

(2) The Provincial Seniors Curling Championships, with male and female events for curlers age 50 and over, will be held at the Silver Fox in Summerside from Feb 8-12. Entry deadline is Jan 18. Entry fee per four-person team is $190 plus competitor fees.

Enter all events online at PEICurling.com.
Note that event start and end dates may vary slightly depending on number of entries and other factors.

Register now for the Vogue Optical 2019 PEI 55+ Winter Games, including Curling, Stick Curling

Registration is now open for the Vogue Optical 2019 PEI 55+ Winter Games being hosted by the City of Charlottetown, February 18 – 23, 2019. Curling, with 55+ Men’s and 55+ Mixed/Women’s divisions, will be held at the at the Charlottetown Curling Complex on Feb. 18-20, with Stick Curling, with Open and Women’s Open divisions, following on the 21st and 22nd. Registration for either is $15 per person per event. 

Download and print the registration form (PDF) here:

Registration Form 2019 55+ Winter Games

The registration deadline is February 7. No late registrations will be accepted.

Over 450 past participants have been sent a copy in the mail. Other past participants with a valid e-mail are being sent an electronic copy this week. You can also pick up a copy at your local Vogue Optical. 

Organizers will also send copies to seniors groups, bowling alleys, and curling clubs. If you would like to pick some up for your group or have copies sent to your group, please contact the office at 902-368-6570.

Online registration is expected to be available shortly.

For more info on the Games, visit pei55plusgamessociety.ca/

 

Team PEI rinks finish with 2-1 win-loss records at Maritime Pre-Canada Games event in Moncton #IsleBeReady

PEI’s representatives at the 2019 Canada Games, skipped by Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut from the Cornwall Curling Club, along with New Brunswick’s Erica Cluff team from the Woodstock Golf and Country Club, finished play with 2-1 win-loss records at the Pre-Canada Winter Games event which took place Saturday and Sunday at Curl Moncton, featuring the junior men’s and women’s Canada Games teams from the three Maritime provinces. The other three teams in the event finished at 1-2.

Both PEI teams lost their only game to Cluff (each team plays one team of the opposite sex, and Schut happened to play Cluff, losing 7-6 in an extra end). Schut beat the Ethan Young team from Halifax 8-3 and scored a deuce in the final end to get by New Brunswick’s Emmanual Porter team 6-5:

Ferguson doubled New Brunswick’s Cally Moore 6-3 in her opener, but struggled with the ice on Saturday morning, losing 9-2 to Cluff, but went on to score a triple in the final end of her afternoon game to edge the Ethan Young junior men’s team from Halifax 7-6.

Birt claims her 10th PEI Scotties, team will represent PEI in Sydney NS (Journal)

ALBERTON — The year was 2003 when Suzanne (Gaudet) Birt first skipped a team to the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship title. On Sunday the veteran women’s skip, and 2001 world junior curling champion, skipped a team to the P.E.I. Scotties title for a tenth time.

Skip Suzanne Birt, standing left, and her mate, Marie Christianson, look on as Veronica Smith directs her sweepers. Birt downed Smith 10-4 in the championship final of the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship Sunday afternoon at the Western Community Curling Club.

Birt and her Mitchell O’Shea coached team of Marie Christianson, mate; Meaghan Hughes, second, and Michelle McQuaid, lead, from the Charlottetown Curling Complex downed the Veronica Smith rink from the Cornwall Curling Club 10-4 in a game conceded after eight ends.

Jane DiCarlo, Sabrina Smith and Whitney Jenkins round out the runner-up rink from the modified triple knock out championship event which got underway at the Western Community Curling Club Wednesday during a snowstorm.

On Sunday afternoon, Birt opened with a first-end single. After Smith tied it in the second, Birt responded with back-to-back deuces. She led 5-2 at the fifth-end break. She scored three in the sixth and stole two in the seventh to go up 10-2, and Smith conceded after scoring a pair in the eighth.

Birt said she couldn’t take the early lead for granted. “Every end, you have to keep on your game. With the five-rock rule, you know any team can score a big end and get right back into it.”

“It’s been a great week,” said Birt during the presentations. “A lot of good curling, a lot of great teams here.” She thanked her team for their hard work and for making it fun.

“Congratulations to Team Birt, you’re going to do awesome,” said Smith who also acknowledged her own team for playing hard throughout the five-day event.

Birt said the Alberton ice with its limited curl proved challenging but she felt her team managed it well.

She’s optimistic as she prepares for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts where her team will represent P.E.I. in Sydney, NS from Feb. 16 to 24.

“You know what, if we play like I think we can play, we’ll have a very good week in Sydney and we should be there at the end of the week.”

Click for the full story in the Journal Pioneer.

Suzanne Birt beats Veronica Smith 10-4 to win her tenth Scotties

The Suzanne Birt rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, which includes two members of her 2016 winning team, third Marie Christianson, and second Meaghan Hughes, along with lead Michelle McQuaid, captured the PEI Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling Championship Sunday afternoon at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with a 10-4 win over Cornwall’s Veronica Smith foursome. This is Birt’s 10th provincial women’s championship — she won her first in 2003. Hughes and McQuaid were also on the 2017 and 2018 winning teams, skipped by Robyn MacPhee.

Winning team photo (L-R): Bill Smith, Curl PEI Treasurer, Suzanne Birt, Marie Christianson. Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid, coach Mitchell O’Shea.

Other members of the Veronica Smith finalist team are third Jane DiCarlo, second Sabrina Smith, and lead Whitney Jenkins, with coach Pat Aylward.

Finalist team photo (L-R): Veronica Smith, Jane DiCarlo, Sabrina Smith, Whitney Jenkins, coach Pat Aylward.

Smith won the “A” Qualifier of the modified triple knockout draw, with Sarah Fullerton winning the “B” and Birt capturing the “C”. Smith had a bye to the final by virtue of playing in all three section qualifiers, so Fullerton and Birt played off in the Sunday morning semi-final, with Birt, helped out by a three-point fifth end, winning 7-6.

In the final, Birt stole a single in the first end, and kept Smith to one point in the second. Birt scored a deuce in the third, and stole another pair in the fourth end for a 5-1 lead, with Smith taking a single in the fifth. Birt came out strong after the 5th end break, taking a triple in the sixth and stealing a deuce in the seventh end for a big 10-2 lead. Smith took a deuce in the eighth, but it was handshake time with a 10-4 final score.

The winning Suzanne Birt rink will now advance to the national Scotties in Sydney NS:

2019 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS

Operated by Curling Canada
Feb. 16-24, 2019
Centre 200, Sydney, N.S.

Website   •   Tickets

 

John Likely and Co. are P.E.I. Tankard champions (Journal)

ALBERTON — John Likely will be skipping a P.E.I. Tankard champion team at the Tim Hortons Brier for the first time since 2002.

Steve Burgess, left, and Robbie Doherty look down ice to their skip, John Likely, for instructions on whether to sweep a rock thrown by their mate, Anson Carmody. – Eric McCarthy

Likely, who filled out his team with mate Anson Carmody, second stone Steve Burgess, lead Robbie Doherty and alternate Matthew Nabuurs, fought back from a 4-2 deficit at the fifth end break to tie his game against two-time defending champion Eddie MacKenzie 5-5 in the eighth end. MacKenzie blanked the ninth to maintain the hammer heading home, but his hammer attempt at running back one of his own guards over-curled and Likely stole the end for a 6-5 win.

Likely lost last year’s final to MacKenzie. “I owed him one,” Likely commented.

Doherty and Nabuurs were with MacKenzie when he won the 2017 title.

Going into Sunday’s playoff game at the Western Community Curling Club with just one loss, Likely knew MacKenzie would need to beat him twice to keep the title and he admitted after the game it was looking different times like there’d be a 2 o’clock winner-take-all final.

Likely made an attempt at a difficult in-off in the fifth which would have given him four points if he made it, but his rock sailed through the house without contact, allowing MacKenzie a steal for a 4-2 lead.

In the tenth of the Tankard final, MacKenzie’s lead, Sean Ledgerwood put a rock on the back of the button. Burgess and Carmody would later freeze on top of it while leaving the MacKenzie stone as shot rock. A Tyler MacKenzie attempt to corner freeze onto the Likely stones after a pair of double peels didn’t work, went heavy and set up beside their own shot rock. Likely seized the opportunity to blast them both although he did leave a MacKenzie stone at the back of the house.

Eddie MacKenzie, who almost cleaned the house on his first attempt, chose to run back his own guard with hammer but it just missed the target.

“To be honest with you, I wasn’t even watching. I just asked Anson, ‘How’s it look?’ and he said, ‘It looks good,’ and then it must’ve curled a little bit,” Likely said of the game’s ultimate outcome.

Click for the full story in the Journal Pioneer.

 

 
 

Maple Leaf holding 40th Anniversary Spiel

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary is holding its 40th Anniversary Bonspiel, Feb. 8-10, presented by Centennial Auto Group. 4 divisions, with entry fee of $160 per regular or $60 per stick team. Nightly live music, and fine food, including a steak barbecue supper on Saturday.

To register contact Paul Strang at (902) 859-3012 or info@mapleleafcurlingclub.com

John Likely wins Tankard PEI men’s title, Suzanne Birt to play Veronica Smith in 2 pm Scotties final

There’s no need for a 2 pm game in the PEI Tankard, as John Likely and his team from Charlottetown and the host Western Community curling club in Alberton were able to steal a 10th end single to edge defending champion Eddie MacKenzie and his Charlottetown team by a 6-5 score this morning to win the provincial men’s championship. As Likely had won two of the three modified-knockout draw sections, a win in either game today would have given him the title, while MacKenzie would have needed to win both. The Likely squad, who were runners-up last year, includes third Anson Carmody, second Steve Burgess and lead Robbie Doherty, with alternate Matthew Nabuurs. Third Tyler MacKenzie, second Christopher Gallant, and lead Sean Ledgerwood round out the Eddie MacKenzie finalist team, which is coached by Philip Gorveatt.

Tankard-Winning John Likely rink

Photo (L-R): Curl PEI Treasurer Bill Smith, John Likely, Anson Carmody, Steve Burgess, Robbie Doherty, Matthew Nabuurs

Tankard finalist Eddie MacKenzie rink

Photo (L-R): Eddie MacKenzie, Tyler MacKenzie, Christopher Gallant, Sean Ledgerwood.

Meanwhile, Charlottetown’s Suzanne Birt will get a chance to compete for her 10th PEI Scotties women’s title, as she takes on Cornwall’s Veronica Smith, who is seeking her first Scotties trophy, in the provincial women’s final at 2 pm. Smith who won the A section of the modified triple knockout round, earned a bye to the final by virtue of playing in all three section qualifiers, while the other section winners, Birt, and Sarah Fullerton from the Charlottetown and Silver Fox clubs, squared off in this morning’s semi-final, with Birt winning 7-6, aided by a 5th end triple.

Tankard winner Likely and his team will now advance to the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon MB:

2019 TIM HORTONS BRIER

Operated by Curling Canada
Mar. 2-10, 2019
Westoba Place, Brandon, Man.

Website   •   Tickets

The winning women’s team will advance to the national Scotties in Sydney NS:

2019 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS

Operated by Curling Canada
Feb. 16-24, 2019
Centre 200, Sydney, N.S.

Website   •   Tickets

 

Likely one win away from Tankard title, Smith to face either Birt or Fullerton in Scotties final (Journal)

ALBERTON — John Likely and his Charlottetown and Western Community curling clubs team of Anson Carmody, Steve Burgess, Robbie Doherty, and alternate Matthew Nabuurs is one win away from claiming the 2019 P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship.

Standing in his way is defending champion Eddie MacKenzie from the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

John Likely’s mate, Anson Carmody calls a shot while Tim Hockin, middle and Darren Higgins look on during P.E.I. Tankard action. – Eric McCarthy

The P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s championship in Alberton will definitely go the distance.

Suzanne Birt won the women’s ‘C’ Qualifier 9-7 over Veronica Smith. Birt (4-2) and Smith (5-2), join Sarah Fullerton (4-2) in Sunday’s playoff round with Fullerton playing Birt at 9 a.m. and the winner going up against Smith at 2 p.m. Smith gets the bye to the final because she appeared in all three of the women’s Qualifiers.

Likely defeated the Darren Higgins rink from the Silver Fox Curling Club in the event’s ‘C’ Qualifier Saturday night.

Click to read the full story in the Journal Pioneer

Scotties and Tankard Playoff Rounds set

There will be three teams competing in the PEI Scotties women’s championship round on Sunday at 9 am, and 2 pm at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, and two rinks in the Men’s round at the same time.

The Veronica Smith team from Cornwall, who won the A Qualifying game of the modified triple knockout draw, has earned a bye to the 2 pm final game of the Scotties, having played in the A, B. and C Qualifying games, The B Qualifier winner, Sarah Fullerton and her team from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, along with the C winner, Suzanne Birt of Charlottetown, who beat Smith 9-7 in the Saturday evening C Qualifier, will square off in the 9 am game, with the winner advancing to the  2 pm final against Smith.

On the men’s side, last year’s runner-up John Likely, who lists Charlottetown and Western as his team’s curling clubs, will play in both playoff games, having two chances to win the Tankard, as, having won the A and the C Qualifiers, he can win the event if he takes either game, while his opponent, B section winner and defending champion Eddie MacKenzie, has to win both. Likely only needed six ends to dispose of Summerside’s Darren Higgins rink and capture the “C” Qualifier on Saturday evening.

The winning women’s team will advance to the national Scotties in Sydney NS:

2019 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS

Operated by Curling Canada
Feb. 16-24, 2019
Centre 200, Sydney, N.S.

Website   •   Tickets

The winning men’s team will advance to the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon MB:

2019 TIM HORTONS BRIER

Operated by Curling Canada
Mar. 2-10, 2019
Westoba Place, Brandon, Man.

Website   •   Tickets

Another successful Georges Deck and Recovery U13 Spiel in Montague

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Big third ends move Smith, Birt to tonight’s ‘C’ Qualifier (Journal)

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Annual Foxy Lady women’s funspiel (with Latin American theme) looking for one more team

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PEI Canada Games teams playing their Maritime counterparts in tournament this weekend

  Play gets underway at 5 this afternoon and continues on Sunday as PEI’s games teams, skipped by Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut and Lauren Ferguson, take on their New Brunswick and Nova Scotia counterparts at Curl Moncton in a Pre-Canada Games event.   … Continue reading

Likely to play Higgins in 7 p.m. men’s Tankard ‘C’ Qualifier (Journal)

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PEI Scotties: Fullerton wins Scotties B qualifier over Smith; Jackson, McCloskey eliminated

Four teams remain in contention after Friday play at the Scotties Provincial Women’s Championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with Sarah Fullerton and her Charlottetown and Silver Fox team capturing the ‘B’ Qualifier in the modified triple knockout, … Continue reading

Fullerton evens the score with Veronica Smith at the Scotties (Journal)

ALBERTON — There are no longer any undefeated teams in either the P.E.I men’s or women’s curling championships. Skip Sarah Fullerton releases a rock during the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship in Alberton as her front end, Aleya Quilty, … Continue reading

Four teams still in the running for Tankard title, Likely and MacKenzie each assured of a play-off game (Journal)

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Defending champion MacKenzie wins PEI Tankard ‘B’ Qualifier over PEI Junior champ Tyler Smith

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Registration deadline for Curl PEI Jr. Dev’t Tour Stop Two is Sunday

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Registration now open for East Coast International Slam Junior Arena Ice event in Fredericton

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Veronica Smith leads P.E.I. Scotties with 4-0 record, faces 3-1 Fullerton in 7 pm Fri. B Qual. (Journal)

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Sign up now for the 3rd annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel

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Likely capitalizes on five-rock rule to win Tankard A final (Journal)

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Defending champ MacKenzie, Junior champ Smith advancing to Tankard ‘B’ qualifier (Journal)

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Veronica Smith still unbeaten at Scotties, takes “A” Qualifier (Journal)

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Veronica Smith rink beats Melissa Morrow team to win “A” Qualifier at PEI Scotties

The Veronica Smith team from the Cornwall Curling Club followed a three-point fourth end with a stolen deuce in five and a single in six on the way to an 8-2 win over the Melissa Morrow foursome from the Silver … Continue reading

Likely only undefeated team at P.E.I. Tankard, outlasts Newson in ‘A’ Qualifier (Journal)

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Reminder: Cornwall hosting U13 Funspiel on Feb. 9. RSVP by Jan. 11

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Little rest for undefeated P.E.I. men’s Tankard teams; Newson, Likely to meet in “A” Qualifier (Journal)

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Smith to face Morrow in PEI Scotties “A” qualifier after long day of curling for both teams (Journal)

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Newson topples defending Tankard champ in extra end, and is playing PEI Jr. Champ in game 2 (Journal)

ALBERTON — It took an extra end to accomplish it, but Jamie Newson and his Silver Fox Curling Club rink hammered out a tight 8-7 win over defending champion Eddie MacKenzie in the opening draw of the P.E.I. Tankard Provincial … Continue reading

Morrow’s off to a flying start at PEI Scotties, scoring 23 points in 15 ends and advancing to the A qualifier (Journal)

ALBERTON — With two convincing wins Wednesday, Melissa Morrow and her Silver Fox Curling Club team of Darcee Birch, Lindsey Spencer and Miranda Ellis has advanced to Thursday’s “A” qualifer of the P.E.I. Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling championship. Miranda Ellis, … Continue reading

Veronica Smith rink wins P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts game with three curlers (Journal)

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Fullerton, Morrow, Smith winners in first women’s draw at PEI Scotties and Tankard in Alberton (Journal)

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Scotties/Tankard update: Draw 2 going ahead at 5 pm

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Scotties/Tankard update: Draw 2 announcement will now be at 1 pm

The 9 am Draw One Scotties games are complete, at the Scotties women’s and Tankard men’s championships in Alberton, but there will be a delay in the start of draw 2, originally scheduled for 2 pm. There will be a … Continue reading

Seniors Learn to Curl Program at Ch’town cancelled for this (Wed.) afternoon

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Scotties/Tankard update: Draw 2 delayed with a further announcement at noon, and opening ceremonies cancelled.

The 9 am Draw One Scotties games are currently playing the sixth end at the Scotties women’s and Tankard men’s championships in Alberton, but there will be a delay in the start of draw 2, originally scheduled for 2 pm. … Continue reading

1st draw on schedule for 9 am as PEI Scotties and Tankard ch’ships begin in Alberton

The 9 am women’s draw this morning is going as scheduled as the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, and the PEI Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship get underway at the three-sheet Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, … Continue reading

Kim Aylward rink scores eight-ender

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PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursary Winners Announced

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Islander Alison Griffin on Team Nunavut at this year’s Scotties in Sydney NS (Curling Canada)

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PEI Scotties Women’s and Tankard Men’s Curling Ch’ships begin Wednesday in Alberton

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Reminder: Seniors Learn to Curl Program coming this month to O’Leary, Ch’town, Montague

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Curl PEI Junior Development Curling Tour begins Saturday in Cornwall

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Cornwall hosting U13 Funspiel on Feb. 9. RSVP by Jan. 11

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George’s Deck FREE U13 Spiel looking for more teams

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UPDATED: Ferguson, Smith win P.E.I. junior curling titles (Journal Pioneer)

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Clean sweep for Ferguson and Smith as they go undefeated to win Pepsi Junior Curling Ch’ships

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Ferguson, Smith win P.E.I. junior curling titles (Journal)

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Montague holding New Year’s Eve bonspiel

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Ferguson and Smith teams are each one win away from Pepsi Junior titles

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Ferguson and Smith have swept both the A and B sections at the Pepsi Juniors

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Reminder: Seniors Learn to Curl Program coming in Jan. to O’Leary, Ch’town, Montague

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Lauren Ferguson and Tyler Smith teams grab 1st Pepsi Juniors playoff round positions

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Ice Tech Tour Stop Scheduled for this evening in Crapaud

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Teams determined for A section qualifiers at Pepsi Juniors

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PEI Juniors Draw Two Photo Gallery

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Photo Gallery from Pepsi Juniors Opening Ceremonies

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Pepsi Junior Ch’ships – Draw One Photo Gallery

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Reminder: Curl PEI Junior Development Curling Tour begins January 5 in Cornwall

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Pepsi Provincial Junior curling ch’ships start this afternoon in Ch’town

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Curl PEI Provincial Curling Ch’ships: January Entry Deadlines

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Schut-skipped Cornwall rink set to wear Island colours at Canada Games (Guardian/Team PEI)

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Timers Needed for Pepsi Juniors

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Top P.E.I. junior curling teams getting set to battle for berth in nationals (Guardian)

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Final Reminder: Scotties, Tankard entries due today (Wed. Dec. 19)

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Indoor Floor Curl Bonspiel in Murray Harbour

Do you enjoy Curling but are not a fan of the cold? Well, Indoor  Floor Curling is for you! On December 29th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Murray Harbour Community Centre go! East PEI is hosting a 12 team … Continue reading

10 teams to compete in Charlottetown for Pepsi Provincial Junior curling titles

The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers in the Under 21 age category, take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from December 27-30, with six junior women’s and four junior men’s teams from three PEI … Continue reading

Ice Tech Tour Cancelled for this (Monday) evening

With the current and forecasted weather, we are cancelling the Ice Tech Tour for tonight (Monday).  We will send out a notice when we have a new date. … Continue reading

Entry Deadlines Reminder: Scotties, Tankard deadlines are Wed. Dec. 19

The following are the remaining Curl PEI Provincial Championships entry deadlines for the month of December: PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Women’s) and Tankard (Men’s) Location: Western Community Curling Club (Alberton) Date: January 9-15 2019 Entry Deadline: December 19, 2018 … Continue reading

Reminder: Curl PEI Ice Tech Tour begins this evening (Monday) at Ch’town

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Ralph Yeo team wins Silver Fox Jingle Bell Spiel

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Go “Hog wild” in Montague next month

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George’s Deck U13 Spiel – No Entry Fee, Lunch Included!

The best deal in curling is on again, on January 12 at the Montague Curling Rink. The George’s Deck and Recovery Funspiel for curlers under age 13 has no entry fee, guarantees three games, and includes lunch! Entry is open … Continue reading

Seniors Learn to Curl Program coming in Jan. to O’Leary, Ch’town, Montague

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Silver Fox Jingle Bell Spiel update

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Kenmac Energy Funspiel Jan 11-12 at Cornwall. Dance with live music by ‘Just Cuz’

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Update: Curl PEI Ice Tech Tour Stop 1 postponed to next Wednesday Dec. 19 due to weather

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Steve vanOuwerkerk rink wins Island Petroleum Cashspiel at the Silver Fox

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Ready to wear the Island flag (Guardian)

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Charlottetown Curling Complex Curl for Cancer raises $4,500!

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