The Mitchell Schut team from Cornwall, which includes second Nick Johnston from Schut’s Canada Games Training Team, along with clubmates Sydney Howatt at lead and Sierra Clyke at third from the Canada Games Training Team skipped by Howatt, have captured the “B” section final and a spot in the Monday championship round at the PEI Mixed Curling Championship being played at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton.
Photo (from Canada Games trials) L-R: Schut, Johnston, Clyke, Howatt
After handing “A” section winner and last year’s runner-up Tyler MacKenzie his first loss of the event, by a 5-3 score, on Saturday afternoon, Schut beat the Jamie Newson team from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown clubs by a 6-4 score in the “B” final on Sunday morning. Schut started off the game by stealing a triple over Newson, who was kept to singles in the next two ends. Schut followed a 4th end single with a stolen 5th end deuce to lead 6-2. Newson took the next two ends, but ran out of rocks in the eighth.
Newson now plays MacKenzie, with Schut taking on Summerside’s Corey Miller, who downed the host club’s Daryl MacDonald rink 9-1 Sunday morning, in the 2 pm “C” semi-finals. The winners advance to the 6 pm “C” final.
The two game championship round against the section winners goes at 10 am and, if needed, 2 pm on Monday. If either MacKenzie or Schut advances to and wins the “C” final, they, as double section winners, would have to be beaten twice on Monday, so the second game in the championship round would be required if the other team won the first. If there are three separate section winners, the team that played in the most section finals would get a bye to the 2 pm game.
Nine teams, with representatives from all seven dedicated PEI curling clubs took part in this year’s event. The winning team advances to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, November 5-10 2018 at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg.
Saturday was a busy day at the nine-team PEI Mixed (fours) Curling Championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with the “A” section winner decided, and the finalists set for the 10 am Sunday “B” final of the Modified Triple Knockout draw.
File photo: Tyler MacKenzie at last year’s PEI Mixed
The competition will be going into Monday, as there will be separate “A” and “B” winners, meaning no team can capture three sections. The Tyler MacKenzie team from Charlottetown, which includes Aleya Quilty, Doug MacGregor, and Jodi Murphy, and were finalists in last year’s PEI mixed, won the “A” section on Saturday morning, with a 6-1 win over Jamie Newson and his Silver Fox and Charlottetown team, stealing three singles in a row in ends four through six, to bring the “A” final to a speedy conclusion. Newson has a second chance to qualify for the Monday championship round, advancing to the “B” final with a 10-3 victory over the host club’s Daryl MacDonald team on Saturday evening.
MacKenzie did not advance to the “B” final, losing a 5-4 decision to Mitchell Schut from Cornwall in the afternoon draw. MacKenzie was trailing 3-0 after five ends, but picked up 4 in the sixth to take the lead. Schut blanked the seventh and scored a deuce in the final end for the win. Schut advanced to the “B” semi with a 9-6 win over Corey Miller from the Fox in the morning draw.
Schut now plays Newson in the “B” final at 10 am Sunday. The “C” semis go at 2 pm Sunday, with the “C” final at 6.
The winners of the three sections will advance to the championship round on Monday at 10 am and, if needed, 2 pm, with the PEI Mixed Champions then advancing to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, November 5-10 2018 at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg.
Live results from the PEI event at PEICurling.com
(Modified Triple Knockout format with 2 game ch’ship round, if required.)
1. One team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.
2. One team wins two qualifiers. They play in both X and Z (and win the event if they win either game), the other winner plays in Y (and has to win both games).
3. Three separate winners: the team that played in the most qualifying games* plays in Z and the other winners play off in X and Y. If there is a tie in number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to Z and the other two teams play off in X and Y.
*Qualifying games have game number/letter highlighted in yellow on the schedule.
|Date||Time||Draw||Ice 1||Ice 2||Ice 3|
- *Revised time
*Qualifying games for the championship round (P1 and P2) are in yellow on the schedule
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|Team Betts||Maple Leaf and Western Curling clubs||O’Leary and Alberton PE|
|Team Fraser||Western Community Curling Club||Alberton, PE|
|Team MacDonald||Western Community Curling Club||Alberton, PE|
|Team MacKenzie||Charlottetown Curling Complex||Charlottetown, PE|
|Team Miller||Silver Fox||Summerside, PE|
|Team Morrison||Montague Curling Rink||Montague, PE|
|Team Newson||Silver Fox/Charlottetown||S’Side/Ch’town PE|
|Team Schut||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|Team Smith||Crapaud Curling Club||Crapaud, PE|