The Charlottetown Curling Complex rink of Kyle Holland and Sabrina Smith won the PEI Mixed Doubles Championship today at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside, defeating the other team in the event, the Steven Thomson and Lyndsey Moore duo from the Crapaud Community Curling Club 3 games to 1 in the best of five series. This is Holland’s second mixed doubles title, but Smith’s first, as Holland was curling with Smith’s junior women’s teammate Katie Fullerton in last year’s inaugural event.
Holland and Smith won the first two games of the best of 5 championship by an 8-2 score, but lost their third on Saturday by a 9-1 score, forcing the 10 am Sunday fourth game, which turned out to be the last, as Holland/Smith, aided by a four point fourth end, doubled the Crapaud rink 6-3.
Photo (L-R): Rod MacDonald from Curl PEI, Kyle Holland, Sabrina Smith
Holland and Smith now move on to represent PEI at the National Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, March 31-April 3, 2016 in Saskatoon Sask. This 2 person per team version of curling is now an Olympic sport, beginning with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
PEI Mixed Doubles website: http://peicurling.com/mixeddoubles/
The Provincial Mixed Doubles Curling Championship is being held on December 12 and 13, 2015 at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club, with two teams entered. This 2 person per team version of curling is now an Olympic sport, beginning with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Defending PEI champ Kyle Holland from the Charlottetown Curling Complex is back this year, teamed up with Sabrina Smith, while Steven Thompson and Lyndsey Moore from Crapaud are the other duo in this year’s event. The winning team will move on to represent PEI at the National Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, March 31-April 3, 2016 in Saskatoon Sask.
The two teams entered will be playing a best of five series.
Here is the schedule:
Saturday, Dec. 12 10 am – Sheet 2 – Game 1
Saturday Dec. 12 1 pm – Sheet 4 – Game 2
Saturday Dec. 12 4 pm – Sheet 3 – Game 3
Sunday Dec. 13 10 am – Sheet 2 – Game 4*
Sunday Dec. 13 1 pm – Sheet 3 – Game 5*
* if required
Live results: PEICurling.com/scoreboard
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 providing them with $600 and paying the $400 registration fee.
|Player 1||Player 2||Club|
|Kyle Holland||Sabrina Smith||Charlottetown Curling Complex|
|Steven Thomson||Lyndsey Moore||Crapaud Community Curling Club|