January 9-13, 2019, Western Community Curling Club, Alberton
There will be three teams competing in the PEI Scotties women’s championship round on Sunday at 9 am, and 2 pm at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, and two rinks in the Men’s round at the same time.
The Veronica Smith team from Cornwall, who won the A Qualifying game of the modified triple knockout draw, has earned a bye to the 2 pm final game of the Scotties, having played in the A, B. and C Qualifying games, The B Qualifier winner, Sarah Fullerton and her team from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, along with the C winner, Suzanne Birt of Charlottetown, who beat Smith 9-7 in the Saturday evening C Qualifier, will square off in the 9 am game, with the winner advancing to the 2 pm final against Smith.
On the men’s side, last year’s runner-up John Likely, who lists Charlottetown and Western as his team’s curling clubs, will play in both playoff games, having two chances to win the Tankard, as, having won the A and the C Qualifiers, he can win the event if he takes either game, while his opponent, B section winner and defending champion Eddie MacKenzie, has to win both. Likely only needed six ends to dispose of Summerside’s Darren Higgins rink and capture the “C” Qualifier on Saturday evening.
The winning women’s team will advance to the national Scotties in Sydney NS:
Alberton-Saturday evening’s P.E.I. Tankard ‘C’ Qualifier will feature a rematch of a provincial men’s curling championship opening draw game.
John Likely, who won the events ‘A’ qualifier on Thursday will meet Darren Higgins Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Higgins, who lost his first two games of the modified triple knock-out championship, including a 6-4 setback to Likely on Wednesday, has now won two in a row. He eliminated P.E.I junior champion Tyler Smith from the competition Saturday morning with an 8-2 win. Smith stole a single in the first end, but, after blanking the second, Higgins scored three in the third and was up 6-1 at the midway break after steals in the fourth and fifth. Smith scored a single in the sixth but he conceded the game after Higgins scored singles in each of the next two ends.
Jonathan Greenan, lead on the Darren Higgins rink from the Silver Fox, intently follows his rock during P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship action in Alberton. After losing his first two games, Higgins has stitched together a pair of wins to advance to this evening’s ‘C’ Qualifier. – Eric McCarthy
Likely advanced to the ‘C’ Qualifier with a 5-4 win over ‘B’ Qualifier winner and defending Tankard champion Eddie MacKenzie Saturday morning. A three in the fifth was key to the win, giving Likely a 4-1 lead at the break. MacKenzie reduced the lead to 403 with a deuce in the eighth after two blank ends. Likely made it 503 in the ninth and MacKenzie had to settle for a single point in the tenth when a deuce was needed to force an extra end.
ALBERTON — It’s going to be a short sleep for the Jamie Newson and John Likely rinks. They got off the ice at the Western Community Curling Club just before midnight Wednesday; they go back out at 10 a.m. to face each other in the “A” qualifier of the P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship.
Patrick Ramsay, second stone for the Jamie Newson rink from the Silver Fox Curling Club, slides through traffic after releasing his stone during the P.E.I. Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling championship at the Western Community Curling Club. – Eric McCarthy
Newson and his Silver Fox Curling Club rink of Corey Miller, Patrick Ramsay and Adam Arsenault, and the Likely foursome of Likely, Anson Carmody, Steve Burgess and Matthew Nabuurs from the Charlottetown and Western clubs both picked up two wins on Wednesday. Likely started off with a 6-4 win over Darren Higgins from the Silver Fox and finished up with a 7-4 victory over another Silver Fox rink, skipped by Steve van Ouwerkerk.
Newson scored an 8-7 extra-end win over defending champion Eddie MacKenzie in the evening draw and doubled P.E.I junior champion Tyler Smith 6-3 in the late draw.
ALBERTON — It took an extra end to accomplish it, but Jamie Newson and his Silver Fox Curling Club rink hammered out a tight 8-7 win over defending champion Eddie MacKenzie in the opening draw of the P.E.I. Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship Wednesday evening at the Western Community Curling Club. Newson had opened up a 7-3 lead over MacKenzie after eight ends, but MacKenzie forced the extra end with a triple in the ninth and a stolen single in the tenth.
Skip Jamie Newson from the Silver Fox, keeps his eyes trained on the target broom as he releases a shot during his men’s Tankard game against defending champion Eddie MacKenzie. – Eric McCarthy
The John Likely rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club and the host Western Community Curling Club also scored a tight victory in their first game. Likely scored his team’s only steal of the game in the tenth end, and it gave them a 6-4 win over Darren Higgins and company from the Silver Fox.
The win sent Likely and his team right back out in the 9 o’clock draw against another Summerside rink, skipped by Steve van Ouwerkerk.
Scotties and Tankard Draw and schedule
|Date||Time||Draw||Ice 1||Ice 2||Ice 3|
|Opening Ceremonies Cancelled|
Explanation for WA/WB & MA/MB:
*Qualifying games are in yellow on the schedule
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 yellow game number background.
Note: Four teams have been seeded in both the men’s and women’s based on earnings, while the other 2 men’s and 3 women’s teams were placed in position based on a draw from a hat.
Men’s Seedings: 1. vanOuwerkerk 2. T.Smith 3. MacKenzie 4. Higgins
Women’s Seedings: 1. Birt 2. V.Smith 3. Fullerton 4. Morrow