The first day of play is over in the KFC Under 13 curling championships in Montague, and the Curl PEI Under 18 in Crapaud. Four of the 9 teams entered remain undefeated in the round robin U13 competition. The Mitchell Schut and Rachel MacLean teams from Cornwall are both 2-0, while the Katie Shaw team from Charlottetown and the Cruz Pineau rink from the Silver Fox are 1-0.
Photo: Team Schut
Schut won their opener 8-2 over Emily Sanderson from the host club, and then tripled the Jordan Dunphy-Condon foursome from the Fox 9-3 in draw two. MacLean stole three in the fifth end in a 7-2 win over Samuel Shaw from Montague, and shaded Cornwall clubmate Hayden Ford by a 4-3 score in draw two. Katie Shaw won her only game of the day by a 9-2 score over Ford.
The Cruz Pineau team from the Silver Fox, playing with three players, made an impressive debut in draw two, pulling out a 5-2 win over the Alexis Burris rink from Crapaud. Burris won her opener 8-2 over Dunphy-Condon and sits at 1-1 (win-loss).
U13 round robin play continues Saturday with draws at 1 and 4:30 pm, and wraps up Sunday morning at 10. The top two teams, based on a points system, in each of the two pools advances to the semi-finals at 1:30 pm Sunday.
Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s “A” section winners have been decided in the modified triple-knockout Under 18 event, with Leslie Noye from the Western Communuty Curling Club edging the Donald DeWolfe rink of Cornwall 5-4 in an extra end winning to win the men’s A qualifier, DeWolfe led 4-0 at the fourth end break, but Noye took singles in the next five ends for the win,
The women’s A section winner was Kaleigh Mackay and her Crapaud, Montague, and Charlottetown combined team. They were trailing Lauren Moerike of Charlottetown 3-2 after six ends, but scored a deuce in seven and stole a single in eight for the win.
The men’s B final, set for 2 pm Sunday, will see the winner of a 10 am Saturday game between DeWolfe and Summerside’s Alex MacFadyen take on Noye. MacFadyen lost his opener 6-5 to Noye, but won his second game 7-3 over Cornwall’s Devin Schut, who lost his opener 8-2 to DeWolfe.
Moerike, and Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine square off in the women’s B semi-final at 10 am Saturday, with the winner facing Mackay at 2 pm. Lenentine lost her opener 8-4 to Mackay, but won her second game 7-4 over Alberton’s Emma Jean Griffin. Griffin lost her opener to Moerike by a 10-1 score.
The C finals go Sunday at 2, with the two game championship round, if needed, going Monday.
Live Curlcast Results from both events at: curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/