The Jamie Newson rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, which includes Vanessa Hamming, Andrew Robinson and Michelle MacIntyre, scored three points in the seventh end this evening to come from behind and beat the Mark MacDonald rink from the Cornwall Curling Club by a 5-3 score to win the Curl PEI Provincial Mixed Curling Championship at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary.
PEI Mixed Champions (L-R): Clair Sweet, Curl PEI representative from the Maple Leaf Curling Club, Jamie Newson, Vanessa Hamming, Andrew Robinson, Michelle MacIntyre
MacDonald, whose team includes Shirley Berry, Brad Gardiner, and Karen Currie, stole a single in the fourth end to lead 2-1 at the half, and maintained a one point lead into the seventh end, before giving up the triple. MacDonald was held to a single point in the 10th, and Newson took the win, and a trip to Canadian Mixed, which will be held November 8-15 at the North Bay Granite Curling Club, with the pre-qualifier event taking place Nov. 6-7. Seven teams took part in this year’s PEI championship.Last year’s winning team, skipped by Rod MacDonald, did not enter this year’s event.
PEI Mixed Runners-up (L-R): Clair Sweet, Curl PEI representative from the Maple Leaf Curling Club, Mark MacDonald, Shirley Berry, Brad Gardiner, Karen Currie
Newson, who finished round robin play with a 4-2 win-loss record, the same as Montague’s George Koke and Tammy Dewar teams, had to win a tiebreaker, 9-2 over Koke, and the semi-final, 6-3 over Dewar, to advance to the final. MacDonald, who finished 1st in the round robin with a 5-1 record, advanced directly to tonight’s final. Newson lost 7-6 in an extra end in their round robin encounter on Friday.