PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Ch’ship, Future Scotties Developmental Event, at the Silver Fox

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Suzanne Birt wins her 8th PEI Women’s Curling Championship

The Suzanne Birt rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex beat their clubmates the Kathy O’Rourke team by a 10-4 score in eight ends this afternoon to win the PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, sponsored by Kruger Products, at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. It’s Birt’s 8th PEI women’s title. This time she was playing with third Shelly Bradley, second stone Michelle McQuaid, and lead Susan McInnis. Peter Gallant coaches Team Birt.

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Photo (L-R): Suzanne Birt, Shelly Bradley, Michelle McQuaid, Susan McInnis

The runner-up O’Rourke team includes Robyn Green, who throws fourth stones, Meaghan Hughes, who tosses third, lead Tricia Affleck, alternate Stefanie Clark, and coach Al Ledgerwood. O’Rourke, who was also runner-up last year, throws second, and calls the game. Both skips are Summerside natives. The winning Birt rink will now advance to the national 2015 Scotties in Moose Jaw SK, Feb. 14-22.

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Photo (L-R): Stefanie Clark, Kathy O’Rourke, Meaghan Hughes, Robyn Green, Tricia Affleck

O’Rourke won the A event in the modified triple knockout round, while Birt took the B and C, eliminating defending champion and clubmate Kim Dolan in the latter. The fourth team in the event, skipped by Lisa Jackson out of the Cornwall Curling Club, didn’t manage to pick up a win.

As Birt won two of the three knockout round sections, she would have taken the title had she won either the 1 pm or the 6 pm games today, while O’Rourke would have had to win both. As Birt won on the first try, the evening draw is not required.

In this afternoon’s final, Birt got on the board early, using last rock advantage to draw for a deuce in end one.  O’Rourke’s last-rock-thrower Robyn Green tied it with a draw for 2 in the second end, but Birt responded by drawing for a triple in the third. Green was facing three Birt counters in the fourth end, but made her draw for a single to narrow the score to 5-3. However, Birt drew for a triple in the next end to make it 8-3 going to the fifth end break.

In end six, Green attempted to hit her own rock onto a Birt counter to stay for two, but missed, giving up a steal of 1. Green drew for a single in the 7th to make it 9-4 for Birt. In the eighth, Birt attempted to put the game out of reach with a hit and stick for two, but she rolled out and had to settle for 1. However, one turned out to be enough, as Team O’Rourke decided it was handshake time, with a six rock deficit.

The Future Scotties developmental event for female curlers under 21 was held at the same time and venue as the Scotties, with Lauren Lenentine of Cornwall going 3-0 in the round robin, Lauren Moerike of Charlottetown finishing at 2-1,  Sierra Clyke from Crapaud and the Silver Fox going 1-2, and Kristie Rogers of Cornwall finishing at 0-3

End by end curlcast results are available at curlatlantic.com/scoreboard (there are separate results sites for the Scotties, and the Future Scotties, as the events have different numbers of ends).

Birt steals C final, and an advantage in the PEI Scotties Ch’ship round

The Suzanne Birt rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex will have two chances on Monday to win the PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Championship title in the two game championship series, at 1 and 6 pm. at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. The Birt rink won two sections – the B and the C, of the modified triple knockout draw, and will take the title if they win either game, while  their opponents in both games, the Kathy O’Rourke rink, also from Charlottetown, who won the A section, would have to win both games.

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Birt stole a deuce on a measure in the 10th end of the C final this afternoon against the defending champion Kim Dolan rink, to come from behind and win their game by a 7-6 score, eliminating Dolan from the competition. Dolan took a 4-1 lead in the 3rd end, when she made a double hit for 4. Birt narrowed the gap with singles in the next two ends, but Dolan took singles of her own in ends six and 7 for a 6-3 lead. Drawing against four Dolan counters, Birt picked up a single in end seven eight. She stole another single in nine when Dolan was light on a draw to the button attempt, to put Birt one down without hammer coming home, but two great draws in the final end gave her the win, when Dolan’s fina stone left two Birt counters.

Here’s the end by end recap of tonight’s game:

End 10: Birt makes 2 great draws. Dolan draws to cut them down to 1. Measure for steal of 2. Game over Birt 7 Dolan 6
End 9: Dolan has to draw to button for 1 but is light. Dolan 6 Birt 5 after 9
End 8: Birt draws against 4. Makes it. Dolan 6 Birt 4 after 8
End 7: Birt draws against 3, but is a bit heavy & Dolan steals 1. Dolan 6 Birt 3 after 7.
End 6: Dolan draws for 2 but is light and only gets 1. Dolan 5 Birt 3 after 6
End 5: Dolan tries to hit for 2 but misses stone. Dolan 4 Birt 3 at the 5th end break.
End 4: Birt makes tap back on Dolan stone for single. Dolan 4 Birt 2
End 3: Dolan makes double for 4 to lead Birt 4-1.
End 2: Dolan hits and rolls out for blank. Birt 1 Dolan 0 after 2
End 1: Dolan tries to hit & roll out for the blank, but misses stone. Steal of 1 for Birt. Birt 1 Dolan 0.

The winning team from tomorrow’s championship round  will advance to the national 2015 Scotties in Moose Jaw SK, Feb. 14-22.

Defending champ Dolan still alive at PEI Scotties, advances to 3 pm C final against Birt

 

Three teams out of the original four team field still remain in contention at the PEI Scotties, taking place at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. Last year’s champion, Kim Dolan, staved off elimination this morning by scoring three points in the final end of her game against Kathy O’Rourke, winning 9-6 and gaining a berth in the C final of the modified triple knockout at 3 pm against Suzanne Birt.  Birt won the B event, while O’Rourke took the A.

If  the Birt rink wins the C final, they will have an advantage in the two game championship round on Monday at 1 and 6 pm, as they will win the title if they take either game, while their opponent would have to win both. If Dolan wins this afternoon, Birt would still have an advantage, as all three teams would advance to the Monday championship round, with Dolan and O’Rourke squaring off at 1, and the winner facing Birt in the championship game at 6. According to the rules, Birt would get the bye to the final game as she would have competed in all three qualifiers.

Here’s the game story from this morning’s C semi:
End 10: Dolan taps back O’Rourke to get 3. Dolan 9 O’Rourke 6 Final. Dolan stays alive, advances to 3 pm C final vs Birt.
End 9: O’Rourke team draws against 2, gets 1. Tie game going into 10th. Dolan 6 O’Rourke 6. Dolan has hammer in 10th
End 8: O’Rourke team hits against 2 & rolls out, leaving 1 Dolan stone. Steal of 1. Dolan 6 O’Rourke 5 after 8
End 7: Dolan draws for 3 to tie the game. O’Rourke 5 Dolan 5
End 6 Dolan draws against 3. Light. Gives up steal of 3. O’Rourke 5 Dolan 2 after 6
End 5: O’Rourke team draws against 1. Makes it Dolan 2 O’Rourke 2 after 5
End 4: Dolan draws for 2. Dolan 2 O’Rourke 1.
End 3: Dolan throws through for the blank. O’Rourke 1 Dolan 0 after 3
End 2: Dolan throws through for the blank O’Rourke 1 Dolan 0 after 2
End 1: Dolan draws against 1, comes up light. Steal of 1 for O’Rourke. O’Rourke 1 Dolan 0

The Future Scotties eight end developmental round robin event for female curlers under 21 wrapped up this morning, with Lauren Lenentine beating her Cornwall clubmate Kristie Rogers 12-4, and Lauren Moerike of Charlottetown defeating Sierra Clyke from Crapaud and the Silver Fox by an 8-5 score.

Lenentine went 3-0 in the series, with Moerike finishing at 2-1, Clyke 1-2, and Rogers 0-3.

The winning team from the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Championship will advance to the national 2015 Scotties in Moose Jaw SK, Feb. 14-22.

Live Curlcast results are available at curlatlantic.com/scoreboard (there are separate results sites for the Scotties, and the Future Scotties, as the events have different numbers of ends).

Updates are also available on Twitter @PEICurling.

There is no admission charge to attend the event.

 

Suzanne Birt rink wins the PEI Scotties B final, Jackson team eliminated.

 

The “B” final winner has been determined, and its down to three teams out of the four that began play Friday at the PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Summerside. The Suzanne Birt rink doubled “A” final winner Kathy O’Rourke 8-4 to win the B final this evening. This means that the Monday championship round will take place, as there will be at least two teams advancing from the modified triple knockout round. Meanwhile, defending champion Kim Dolan remained alive down in the C event, eliminating Cornwall’s Lisa Jackson rink, the only team in the event not from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, in a close 8-7 game. Jackson attempted a tricky double raise and roll the shooter with her final shot to stay alive, but couldn’t pull it off.

End by end recap:

End 10 – 2 of 2: Jackson tries double raise & roll shooter into house but only gets 1. Final: Dolan 8 Jackson 7. Jackson out.
End 10 – 1 of 2: Birt runs O’Rourke team out of rocks. Final score Birt 8 O’Rourke 4. Birt wins the B final.
End 9: Dolan draws for 1. Dolan 8 Jackson 6. O’Rourke tries runback against 2, but misses. Birt 8 O’Rourke 4 coming home
End 8 Jackson draws for 2. Dolan 7 Jackson 6. O’Rourke team draws against 2, but a bit heavy. Steal of 1. Birt 6 O’Rourke 4
End 7 – 2 of 2: O’Rourke rink tries to draw for piece of button for 1. light. steal of 1. Birt 5 O’Rourke 4 after 7
End 7 1 of 2: Jackson draws vs 1. heavy. Gives up steal of 1. Dolan 7 Jackson 4
End 6: Jackson throws through for the blank. Dolan 6 Jackson 4 Birt draws against 4. Makes it. O’Rourke 4 Birt 4=
End 5: Dolan hits to roll out but sticks for 1. Dolan 6 Jackson 4 Birt’s draw to bite button is light. O’Rourke 4 Birt 3
End 4: Jackson gets 3 on a measure. Dolan 5 Jackson 4. O’Rourke team draws against 2 & makes it. Birt 3 O’Rourke 3 after 4
End 3: Dolan taps Jackson stone out for 4. Dolan 5 Jackson 1 Birt draws against 1, gets 1. Birt 3 O’Rourke 2.
End 2: Jackson tries to blank but sticks for 1, Dolan 1 Jackson 1. O’Rourke rink draws for 3 but get 2. Birt 2 O’Rourke 2
End 1: Dolan tries to blank but sticks for 1 to lead Jackson 1-0. Green draws against 2 but is light. 2-0 Birt over O’Rourke.

There are only two games left in the knockout round, with Dolan taking on O’Rourke at 10 am Sunday, and the winner playing Birt in the “C” final at 3 pm. If either O’Rourke or Birt win the “C” they will play in both Monday championship round games at 1 and 6 pm, and win the event if they take either, while their opponent would have to win both. If Dolan wins, the team who played in the most section finals would get the bye to the second championship round game.

The winning team from the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Championship will advance to the national 2015 Scotties in Moose Jaw SK, Feb. 14-22.

Meanwhile, the second of two rounds has been played at the 8 end Future Scotties round robin developmental event, with the young Sierra Clyke team from Crapaud and the Silver Fox pulling out a win over Cornwall’s Kristie Rogers foursome, tying the game with a four point 8th end, and then stealing the extra for an 8-7 win. The other afternoon game saw Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine steal the 7th and 8th ends for a 7-4 victory over Lauren Moerike and her Charlottetown team. After two of the three rounds, Lenentine is 2-0, while Moerike and Clyke are 1-1 and Rogers is 0-2.

O’Rourke takes 3 in final end to take A final over Birt, Dolan edges Jackson in PEI Scotties Draw 2

There were two very close games this evening at the PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championships at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside. In the “A” section final of the four team modified triple knockout round, it was a battle between Summerside natives – Suzanne Birt and Kathy O’Rourke, both from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with O’Rourke coming from behind, with her fourth stone thrower Robyn Green making a double to count three in the final end for an 11-9 win. O’Rourke had a 5-1 lead in the game after three ends, but Birt took five points in the next two ends to lead 6-5 at the fifth end break. The teams traded singles in six and seven to maintain Birt’s one point lead, but Green hits & sticks for 2 in end eight to give O’Rourke an 8-7 lead. Green’s former skip Birt came back with her own hit and stick for two to lead 9-8 coming home without the hammer, but the three pointer by Green in the final end gave O’Rourke the win.

In the other game, defending champion Kim Dolan from the Charlottetown Curling Complex edged Lisa Jackson from the Cornwall Curling Club 9-8. Jackson was trailing Dolan 9-6 coming home, and had a chance to score three for the tie, but her rock jammed, and she took two, for her second loss in the championship.

Winning the A final gave O’Rourke a spot in the two game championship round on Monday. If she wins all three section finals, she will win the event without a championship game. If a team wins two sections, they will play in both championship games on Monday, and win the championship if they take either, while their opponent would have to win both.

Saturday at 10 am Dolan faces Birt, with the winner playing O’Rourke at 3 pm in the B final, and the loser taking on Jackson. Also on Saturday at 10 and 3 are the first games in the round robin Future Scotties developmental event, for female curlers from the Pepsi Juniors who might one day go on to the Scotties.

Here’s the 10 am Saturday Future Scotties draw:

Lauren Lenentine (Cornwall) vs Sierra Clyke (Crapaud/Silver Fox)

Lauren Moerike (Ch’town) vs Kristie Rogers (Cornwall)

Sunday draws are also at 10 and 3, with the two game championship round (if needed) going at 1 and 6 pm.

Game Story for this evening’s games:

End 10 (A Final): Robyn Green makes double & counts 3. Final score O’Rourke 11 Birt 9.
Jackson had chance to hit & stick for 3 but jams & gets 2. Final score Dolan 9 Jackson 8.
End 9: Dolan hits & sticks for 1. Dolan 9 Jackson 6.
Birt hits & sticks for 2. Birt 9 O’Rourke 8.
End 8 Jackson makes nice draw against 1. Dolan 8 Jackson 6.
Green hits & sticks for 2 to give O’Rourke 8-7 lead over Birt.
End 7: Jackson tries hit for 2 but hits guard, gives up 1. Trails Dolan 8-5.
Birt just makes draw facing 1, leads O’Rourke 7-6
End 6: Dolan draws for 2 to lead Jackson 7-5.
Green Hits for 1. Birt & O’Rourke tied @ 6.

End 5 Jackson hits to blank but stays for 1. 5-5 vs Dolan.
Birt steals 3 when Green’s draw a bit heavy, leads O’ Rourke 6-5.
End 4 Dolan Hits for 3. 5-4 Dolan over Jackson.|
Birt Hits & sticks for 2. O’Rourke 5 Birt 3
End 3 Jackson hits & sticks for 2. 4-2 Jackson.
Birt tap back against 3 is light but cuts them down to 1. 5-1 O’Rourke
End 2: Dolan draws for 2 to tie game at 2-2 vs Jackson.
Robyn Green tap back on Birt stone gets 3 to give O’Rourke 3-1 lead
End 1: Jackson/Dolan: Jackson draws for 2.
Birt/O’Rourke: Birt taps back for 1 in 1st end

In the Friday afternoon draw, O’Rourke beat Jackson 6-2, while Birt defeated Dolan 9-5.

Live Curlcast results are available at curlatlantic.com/scoreboard (there are separate results sites for the Scotties, and the Future Scotties, as the events have different numbers of ends).
Updates are also available on Twitter @PEICurling.

There is no admission charge to attend the event.

Event website is: http://peicurling.com/scotties20142015

The winning team from the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Championship will advance to the national 2015 Scotties in Moose Jaw SK, Feb. 14-22.

 

Here is the schedule for both events, incorporating the Future Scotties round robin draw.

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Here is the modified triple knockout draw for the Scotties. It will not be updated during the event. Refer to the draw tree on CurlCast for updated version.

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 Opening draw for Scotties:

Friday January 23 at 2 pm

Ice 2: Kathy O’Rourke (Ch’town) vs Lisa Jackson (Cornwall)

Ice 3: Suzanne Birt (Ch’town) vs Kim Dolan (Ch’town)

Opening draw for Future Scotties:

Saturday January 24 at 10 am

Ice 3: Lauren Lenentine (Cornwall) vs Sierra Clyke (Crapaud/Silver Fox)

Ice 4: Lauren Moerike (Ch’town) vs Kristie Rogers (Cornwall)

Provincial Scotties Rosters

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Suzanne Birt Shelly Bradley Michelle McQuaid Susan McInnis Peter Gallant Charlottetown Curling Complex
Kim Dolan Sinead Dolan Jackie Reid Michala Robison  Rebecca Jean MacDonald Charlottetown Curling Complex
Lisa Jackson Carolyn Coulson Melissa Morrow Jodi Murphy Cornwall Curling Club
Kathy O’Rourke (2nd) Robyn Green (4th) Meaghan Hughes (3rd) Tricia Affleck Stefanie Clark Al Ledgerwood Charlottetown Curling Complex

2013/2014 event.

Click for previous Provincial Women’s websites and winners

Future Scotties Rosters

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Lauren Lenentine Meghan Ching Rachel O’Connor Breanne Burgoyne Pat Quilty Cornwall Curling Club
Sierra Clyke Lauren Ferguson Taya Ray Crossman Olivia Barbour Alexis Burris Susan Hubley Crapaud/Silver Fox
Lauren Moerike Ashley Gallant (1st) Annika Kelly Tati Kelly (3rd) Angela Hodgson Charlottetown
Kristie Rogers Ellie Coulter Emily McQuaid Olivia MacPhail Brenda MacMillan Cornwall Curling Club

Click for 2013/2014 Inaugural Future Scotties event

 


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