Jan. 30-Charlottetown’s Mike Gaudet rink beat the Brett Gallant foursome by a 7-5 score tonight at the Cornwall Curling Club to win the PEI Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship. It’s Gaudet’s fourth Tankard, winning as skip in 1994 and 2004, and last year as third for Eddie MacKenzie, who in turn played third for runner-up Gallant this year. Other members of the Gaudet team are Tyler MacKenzie, Tyler Harris, and Sean Clarey. Backing up Gallant were Eddie MacKenzie at third, Anson Carmody at second, and Alex MacFadyen at lead stone, with coach Al Ledgerwood.
Photo (L-R): Mike Gaudet, Tyler MacKenzie, Tyler Harris, Sean Clarey
Photo (L-R): Al Ledgerwood (coach), Alex MacFadyen, Anson Carmody, Eddie MacKenzie, Brett Gallant, PEICA President George Koke
In tonight's game, Gallant blanked the first two ends, and opened the scoring with a deuce in the third. Gallant ran into trouble in the next end when he elected to pick a Gaudet stone out from several of his own stones, and missed the mark, handing Gaudet an open hit for three.
Photo: 4th end - Gaudet picks up three
Gallant picked up a single in the next end to the the game 3-all at the half. The sixth end was blanked, and Gallant stole a single in the seventh to lead 4-3. Gaudet then manages to remove a Gallant shot stone which was behind cover and touching the four foot, and stays to count two, to take the lead 5-4.
Photo: Tyler MacKenzie lines up Gaudet's final shot in the 8th
Photo: Gaudet picks up a deuce in eight
Gallant then makes a tough final shot in end nine, to score one and tie the game at 5-5 by going through a port to remove the Gaudet counter, but lose last rock advantage in the final end, where Gaudet removes the the only Gallant stone in the house with his first skip rock to lie tw0. Gallant's final stone is heavy, handing Gaudet, who doesn't have to throw his final stone, the 7-5 win.
Photo: Gallant's final stone is heavy
Both teams got to the final with wins over Charlottetown clubmate Rod MacDonald.
The Gaudet rink beat them 9-4 to win the Page 1-2 game and a bye to the final.
Gallant, a former Canadian Junior champion, came from behind to steal a deuce in the last end of the afternoon semi-final over MacDonald, whose last two rocks didn't perform as expected, giving Gallant a 7-6 win and an opportunity to play in the PEI Tankard final.
The Gaudet foursome now advance to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 3-11 in Saskatoon.
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Brett Gallant scores deuces in last two ends to advance to tonight’s Tankard final against Mike Gaudet
Jan. 30-Things were looking good in the latter ends of this afternoon’s PEI Tankard semi-final for Rod MacDonald and his rink, who have a combined total of 26 Tankards to their credit. The game had been tied up 3-3 at the half against their Charlottetown clubmates the Brett Gallant foursome, when MacDonald stole a single in end six to take the lead, followed by a deuce in the eighth end to pull ahead 6-3. However, the Brett Gallant team scored a deuce in the ninth, and stole another two in the 10th end to win the game 7-6 and advance to the final, tonight at 6:30 at the Cornwall Curling Club, against the Mike Gaudet squad, also from the Charlottetown Curling Club.
Gallant, a former Canadian Junior champion and World Junior silver medallist, was playing with third Eddie MacKenzie, who skipped last year’s Tankard-winning team, along with Gallant’s long-time teammates Anson Carmody and Alex MacFadyen. Other members of the MacDonald rink were third Kevin Champion, second Mark O’Rourke, and lead Andrew Robinson. Gaudet played third on MacKenzie’s winning team last year, and has a total three Tankards to his credit. His rink includes third Tyler MacKenzie, second Tyler Harris, and lead Sean Clarey.
The winner of this evening’s game will advance to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 3-11 in Saskatoon.
Mike Gaudet rink advance to Monday evening PEI Tankard final.
Rod MacDonald will play Brett Gallant in semi-final.
Jan. 29-The Mike Gaudet rink scored a triple in end two, deuces in ends four and six, and stole singles in the next two ends to beat the Rod MacDonald rink by a 9-4 score this evening and win the Page 1-2 game at the PEI Tankard provincial men's curling championship. The Gaudet foursome now advances to the PEI Tankard final, Monday at 6:30 pm at the Cornwall Curling Club. MacDonald, who was undefeated until this game, will now play in the semi-final, Monday at 1:30 pm. Other members of the Gaudet rink are Tyler MacKenzie, Tyler Harris, and Sean Clarey, while MacDonald's teammates are Kevin Champion, Mark O'Rourke, and Andrew Robinson.
MacDonald's opponent in the semi will be former Canadian Junior champion Brett Gallant, who eliminated Robert Campbell from the competition in this evening's Page 3-4 game, scoring a single point with hammer in an extra end, to win by a 6-5 score. Playing with Gallant are defending PEI Tankard champion skip Eddie MacKenzie at third, along with Gallant's long-time teammates Anson Carmody and Alex MacFadyen, with coach Al Ledgerwood. Completing the Campbell foursome were Philip Gorveatt, Eric Broderson, and Mike Dillon.
The final two qualifiers for the playoff round were selected Sunday afternoon, with Campbell scoring 3 points in an extra end to beat John Likely 10-7, and Gallant, aided by a second end triple, winning 8-6 over Jamie Newson. Rod MacDonald qualified first out of the triple knockout portion of the event on Friday, while Gaudet beat Gallant on Saturday to grab the second spot in the playoffs. All teams playing on Sunday were from the Charlottetown Curling Club. 12 teams were entered in the competition.
The PEI Tankard champion will advance to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 3-11 in Saskatoon.
Mike Gaudet rink comes from behind to beat Brett Gallant team to advance to Tankard 1-2 game against Rod MacDonald foursome
Jan. 28-The Mike Gaudet team, trailing 4-1 after seven ends of play, came from behind with a deuce in the eighth end, a steal of another two in nine, and a steal of one in the 10th to beat the Brett Gallant foursome by a 6-4 score Saturday night at the Cornwall Curling Club to advance to the PEI Tankard Page “1-2″ game, Sunday at 1:30 pm, against the Rod MacDonald rink. The winner of that game will advance directly to the final, Monday evening at 6:30, with the loser squaring off against the winner of the Sunday evening’s Page “3-4″ game in the semi-final at 1:30 Monday afternoon, and the winner of the semi then advancing to the final. All six teams continuing on in the 12 team event curl out of the Charlottetown Curling Club.
Other members of the Gaudet rink are third Tyler MacKenzie, second Tyler Harris and lead Sean Clarey, while third Kevin Champion, second Mark O’Rourke and lead Andrew Robinson round out the MacDonald foursome.
Gallant will now take on Jamie Newson, while Robert Campbell will play John Likely Sunday afternoon at 1:30, with the winners advancing to the Page “3-4″ game 6:30 Sunday evening. On Saturday night Newson defeated the Silver Fox Curling Club’s Blair Jay 5-2, Likely edged Bill Hope from the Charlottetown and Cornwall clubs 6-5, and Campbell beat Peter MacDonald from the Charlottetown club 7-3.
The PEI Tankard winner will advance to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 3-11 in Saskatoon.
Rod MacDonald rink qualifies first for PEI Tankard playoff round
Jan. 27-The Charlottetown Curling Club rink of Rod MacDonald, Kevin Champion, Mark O’Rourke, and Andrew Robinson have earned a day off on Saturday, after beating their clubmates, the Robert Campbell team, by a 7-4 score Friday evening in the A section final at the Cornwall Curling Club to grab the first of four qualifying spots for the PEI Tankard provincial men’s curling championship. A steal of one in the second end and deuces in ends 5 and 7 gave MacDonald the edge in the game.
Four Charlottetown rinks, skipped by Bill Hope, Brett Gallant, Campbell, and Mike Gaudet, are in the running for the second qualifier, in the “B” section of the triple knockout draw, which will be decided in the 6:30 Saturday evening draw. Hope stole a triple in the final end against Donald Clarey and his PEI The Dominion Curling Club Championship rink from the Montague Curling Club, to break a 6-all tie and win 9-6 in this evening’s draw. Gallant, aided by a four point fourth end, beat Charlottetown clubmate Jamie Newson 6-4 this evening, while Gaudet stole a single in the third end en route to a 6-5 shading of clubmate John Likely.
Campbell will face Gaudet, while Hope will take on Gallant Saturday afternoon at 1:30, with the winners advancing to the 6:30 pm “B” qualifier.
The two remaining qualifying spots in the Page playoff round will be decided in the 1:30 pm Sunday draw. Saturday at 9 am, Peter MacDonald will take on Charlottetown clubmate Charlie Wilkinson, Rob Young of the host Cornwall club will take on Jamie Newson, and Blair Jay from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside will face Montague’s Clarey. Likely is also in contention, and has received a bye to the 6:30 pm Saturday draw, where he will play the loser of the afternoon contest between Hope and Gallant.
The four game championship round gets underway Sunday evening at 6:30, with the first two qualifiers facing off in the Page “1-2″ game, and the other two qualifers playing in the “3-4″ game. The winner of the “1-2″ game will advance directly to the final, Monday at 6:30 pm, while the loser will face the winner of the “3-4″ game in the semi-final Monday at 1:30 pm, with the winner of that game advancing to the final.
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Qualifier games in yellow. Draw times not yet finalized.
Date Time Draw # Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Thursday
1:30 pm One A3 A1 A2 A4 6:30 pm Two A6 A5 A8 A7 Friday
9 am Three A10 A9 1:30 pm Four B4 B3 B2 B1 6:30 pm Five B5 B6 A11 B7 Saturday
9 am Six C1 C6 C5 1:30 pm Seven B9 B8 6:30 pm Eight C3 C7 B10 C2 Sunday
1:30 pm Nine C4 C8 6:30 pm Ten CH2 CH1 Monday
1:30 pm Eleven CH3 6:30 pm Twelve CH4
Opening ceremonies are at 5:30 pm on Thursday.
Teams are seeded in the draw, based on cashspiel earnings this season
#1 Brett Gallant
#2 Rod MacDonald
#3 Mike Gaudet
#4 Robert Campbell
#5 Peter MacDonald
#6 Donald Clarey
#7 Jamie Newson
#8 Bill Hope
Unseeded: Blair Jay, John Likely
Charlie Wilkinson, Rob Young
Rules: Coin toss 30 minutes prior to game. Teams not present will automatically lose the toss. Winner of toss has choice of colour or last practice. Draw to button for hammer in all games, including championship round.
Practice and draw to the button info: Each team will have 8 rocks up and 8 rocks back with a maximum time of 10 minutes. After the practice they will have 1 minute to throw their draw to the button for hammer. Teams that cover the pin will throw a 2nd rock immediately. If teams are still tied after 2 draws a coin flip will determine hammer. This will be the format for all games including play-off games.
Admission to watch the event is $2 a draw, or $20 for a full event pass. Event passes will be available at the bar in advance of the event. Tickets and event passes, subject to availability, will be available at the door during the event.
Qualifier #1 Rod MacDonald Championship Round
Mike Gaudet Qualifier #2 Mike Gaudet CH4 (Final) Mike Gaudet Loser CH2 Rod MacDonald Tankard Qualifier #3 Robert Campbell
Brett Gallant Champion
Brett Gallant Qualifier #4 Brett Gallant : Brett Gallant : Bill Hope A5 Brett Gallant "A" event
John Likely John Likely A9 Robert Campbell Robert Campbell Peter MacDonald A6 Robert Campbell
Peter MacDonald Charlie Wilkinson A11 Rod MacDonald Rod MacDonald Qualifier #1 Jamie Newson A7 Rod MacDonald
Jamie Newson Blair Jay A10 Rod MacDonald Mike Gaudet Donald Clarey A8 Donald Clarey
Donald Clarey Rob Young LA10 Donald Clarey LA1 Bill Hope B5 Bill Hope "B" event
Bill Hope LA6 Peter MacDonald B8 Brett Gallant LA9 Brett Gallant LA7 Jamie Newson B6 Brett Gallant
Jamie Newson LA2 Charlie Wilkinson B10 Mike Gaudet LA11 Robert Campbell Qualifier #2 LA3 Blair Jay
Mike Gaudet B9 Mike Gaudet LA8 Mike Gaudet B7 Mike Gaudet LA4 Rob Young
John Likely "C" event LA5 John Likely LB9 Robert Campbell LB1 Peter MacDonald
Peter MacDonald LB2 Charlie Wilkinson C4 Robert Campbell LB7 John Likely Qualifier #3
John Likely LB8 Bill Hope LB3 Blair Jay
Blair Jan LB5 Donald Clarey C7 Jamie Newson LB4 Rob Young
Jamie Newson C8 Brett Gallant LB6 Jamie Newson Qualifier #4 LB10 Brett Gallant
|Robert Campbell||4th||Philip Gorveatt||3rd||Eric Brodersen||2nd||Mike Dillon||1st||Charlottetown Curling Club|
|Donald Clarey||4th||Larry Richards||3rd||David Rice||2nd||Steven MacLeod||1st||Montague Curling Club|
|Brett Gallant||4th||Eddie MacKenzie||3rd||Anson Carmody||2nd||Alex MacFadyen||1st||Al Ledgerwood||Charlottetown Curling Club|
|Mike Gaudet||4th||Tyler MacKenzie||3rd||Tyler Harris||2nd||Sean Clarey||1st||Charlottetown Curling Club|
|Bill Hope||4th||Craig Mackie||3rd||Matt Smith||2nd||David Murphy||1st||Charlottetown & Cornwall CC|
|Blair Jay||4th||Kevin Ellsworth||3rd||Mike Trudeau||2nd||Roland Richard||1st||Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club|
|John Likely||4th||Kyle Stevenson||3rd||Mark Butler||2nd||Doug MacGregor||1st||Charlottetown Curling Club|
|Peter MacDonald||1st||Robert Shaw||4th||Dennis Watts||3rd||Robbie Younker||2nd||Charlottetown Curling Club|
|Rod MacDonald||4th||Kevin Champion||3rd||Mark O'Rourke||2nd||Andrew Robinson||1st||Charlottetown Curling Club|
|Jamie Newson||4th||Rob Warren||3rd||Jeff Gallant||2nd||John Desrosiers||1st||Charlottetown Curling Club|
|Charlie Wilkinson||4th||Nick Fraser||3rd||Paul Gaudet||2nd||Jeff Brine||1st||Charlottetown Curling Club|
|Rob Young||4th||Mark MacDonald||3rd||Brad Gardiner||2nd||Steve DeWolfe||1st||Cornwall Curling Club|
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