The men’s division of the PEI Travelers Curling Championship, being played at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton has been decided, with the Summerside Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex team of Leo Stewart (skip), Barry Cameron (3rd), Darrell Thibeau (2nd) and Cory Montgomery (lead) defeating the Charlottetown Curling Complex rink, skipped by Mitch O’Shea, 7-3 in this afternoon’s final. The Stewart rink lost their first two games, and then reeled off six wins for the title. The runner-up Shea rink includes third Rodney Hood, second Cory Arseneau, and lead Brent Campbell. Stewart beat Crapaud’s Alan Inman 5-2, while O’Shea got by the host club’s entry, skipped by Glen Betts, by an 8-6 score in the semis.
Winning Silver Fox rink (L-R): Fr. Art Pendergast from the host club, Leo Stewart, Barry Cameron, Darrell Thibeau, Cory Montgomery
Runner-up photo (L-R): Fr. Art Pendergast, Brent Campbell, Cory Arseneau, Mitchell O’Shea, Rodney Hood
Meanwhile, the first of what could be two women’s championship games goes at 5:30 with undefeated Crapaud (Julie Mutch) facing Charlottetown (Susan Dowling-Shaw). If Mutch wins, Crapaud will take the championship. If Dowling-Shaw wins, there will be a deciding game between the two teams at 9 am on Tuesday.
Charlottetown downed Montague, skipped by Darlene Macleod-London, 8-1 in a tiebreaker this morning, and then doubled the Silver Fox team, skipped by Amanda MacLean, 4-2 to advance to the 5:30 pm final.
The Stewart rink and the winning women’s team will advance to the 2018 Travelers Curling Club Championship, to be played Nov. 20-25 2017 at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston Ont.
Round robin play concluded Sunday evening at the PEI Travelers Curling Club Championships being played at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. On the men’s side, four curling clubs – the Silver Fox (Summerside), Western Community (Alberton), Charlottetown, and Crapaud all finished with 4-2 win-loss records, and have advanced to the playoff round. The Silver Fox team, skipped by Leo Stewart, were awarded first place when tiebreaking rules were brought into play, and will play the fourth-place rink, Crapaud (Alan Inman) in one 9:30 am Monday semi-final, while 2nd place Western Community (Glen Betts) and third place Charlottetown (Mitch O’Shea) square off in the other. The semi winners advance to the 1:30 pm Monday final.
Crapaud’s Julie Mutch rink went undefeated with a 5-0 record in the women’s event, and have advanced to the finals, where they will get two chances to win, as the rules state that a team undefeated in the round robin must be beaten twice. These games go at 5:30 pm Monday and, if needed, 9 am Tuesday, and will involve Crapaud and the winner of a 1:30 pm Monday game between the Silver Fox (Amanda MacLean, 4-1) and the winner of a 9 am Monday tiebreaker between Montague (Darlene MacLeod-London) and Charlottetown (Susan Dowling-Shaw), both 2-3.
The winning men’s and women’s teams will advance to the 2018 Travelers Curling Club Championship, to be played Nov. 20-25 2017 at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston Ont.
|Paul Arsenault||Paul Durant||Edgar Coffin||David Murphy||Cornwall Curling Club|
|Alan Inman||Steven Thomson||Daniel MacFadyen||Nathan Hardy||Crapaud Community Curling Club|
|Matthew MacDonald||Steven MacLeod||Leonard McIsaac||Harry Vanden Broek||Montague Curling Club|
|Bob Matheson||Dan Connelly||Wayne Arsenault||Ian MacMillan||Maple Leaf Curling Club *|
|Mitch O’Shea||Rodney Hood||Cory Arseneau||Brent Campbell||Charlottetown Curling Complex|
|Leo Stewart||Barry Cameron||Darrell Thibeau||Cory Montgomery||Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Community Complex|
|Glen Betts||Eric McCarthy||Russell Campbell||Russell Neufeld||Western Community Curling Club|
|Darlene MacLeod-London||Gail Greene||Robyn MacDonald||Kathy Leard||Montague Curling Club*|
|Susan Dowling-Shaw||Melissa Morrow||Jodi Murphy||Cassandra McNaughton||Charlottetown Curling Complex|
|Karen Gallant||Wendy Fraser||Anne Marie Muise||Meaghan Henderson||Western Community Curling Club|
|Amanda MacLean||Darcee Birch||Lindsey Spencer||Miranda Ellis||Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Community Complex|
|Julie Mutch (throws 3rd)||Lindsay Moore (throws 4th)||Terri Wood||Heather MacRae||Crapaud Community Curling Club|
|Debbie Rhodenhizer||Nancy MacFadyen (throws 2nd)||Cindy Nicholson (throws 3rd)||Cornwall Curling Club*|
*Last minute team roster changes – not reflected in scoring system.
Last year’s event: PEICurling.com/travelers20152016