Dec. 2 update: This event will not be held, as one of the two teams entered has dropped out of the competition.
The PEI Mixed Doubles Curling Championship takes place December 3rd and 4th 2016 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. This 2 person per team version of curling is now an Olympic sport, beginning with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. There are no age restrictions on this event. Entry deadline was Nov. 11 2016, and two teams, including the defending provincial champions — the team of Kyle Holland and Sabrina Smith from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Cornwall Curling Club, plus the Charlottetown rink of Eric Pidgeon and Jaylene Holmes-Tang are entered.
The two teams will play a best 3 out of 5 competition, with games on Saturday Dec. 3 at 10 am, and 1 and 4 pm. Games on Sunday, Dec. 4, if necessary, go at 10 am and, if needed, 1 pm. Games are eight ends.
Draw and Live Results will be available at PEICurling.com/Scoreboard.
Winners advance to the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon SK from April 5-9.
The Mixed Doubles game format is played over eight ends (instead of the usual 10). Each team has only six stones and one of those stones from each team is prepositioned on the centre line before every end of play. One player delivers the first and last stones of the end while the other player throws the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose to, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next. Both team members are also allowed to sweep.
Unlike a number of other events, attendance for the provincial winners at the national Mixed Doubles competition is not completely paid for by Curling Canada. Curl PEI will be supporting the winning team attending the National Mixed Doubles by paying their $400 registration fee and possibly reimbursing some travel expenses.
|Kyle Holland||4th||Sabrina Smith||3rd||Charlottetown/ Cornwall|
|Eric Pidgeon||4th||Jaylene Holmes-Tang||3rd||Charlottetown Curling Complex|