Cornwall’s Megan Ching rink wins KFC 12 & Under Girl’s section

Megan Ching rinkPhoto (L-R): Audrey Callaghan (PEI Curling Assoc. and Western club), Megan Ching,
Rachel O’Connor, Lauren Lenentine, Breanne Burgoyne, Sara MacRae (coach)

The Cornwall Curling Club rink of Megan Ching, Rachel O’Connor, Lauren Lenentine, and Breanne Burgoyne, with coach Sara MacRae, took only three ends to blank the Laura Gillis rink from the host Western Community Curling Club in Alberton by an 11-0 score in the Saturday evening girls final of the KFC Provincial 12 and Under Curling Championships. Other members of the runner-up Gillis foursome are Emma-Jean Griffin, Hailey Wilson, and Karlei Lewis, with coach Norma Jean Griffin.

Laura Gillis
Photo (L-R): Audrey Callaghan (PEI Curling Assoc. and Western club), Laura Gillis, Emma-Jean Griffin,
Haley Wilson, Karlei Lewis, Norma-Jean Griffin (coach)

The Gillis team edged out the third team in the competition, skipped by Crapaud’s Kayla Schut rink, 7-6 in an extra end in the semi-final. All three teams finished round robin play with identical 1-1 win-loss records, so draw to the button results were used to determine playoff rankings. Playing with Schut were Laurel Parsons, Kaleigh Peters-Ellis, and Sarah Parsons, with coaches Dario Zannier and Phyllis Stretch.

Three teams remain in contention in the seven team boy’s section. with the Owen Collier rink from Montague playing Cornwall’s Cameron MacKay team in the semi-final at 1 pm. The winner of that game will face the Alex MacFadyen team from the Silver Fox in the 4 pm final.

Collier, Devin Schut of Cornwall, and Dillon Vincent of Western, finished with 2-1 records in their pool, and advanced to the playoff round, with the winless Cameron Jenkins team from Charlottetown being eliminated. All three teams in the other pool, skipped by MacFadyen, MacKay, and Montague’s Brooks Roche, finished with 1-1 records and  advanced to the playoffs, with draw to the button rankings used to determine playoff placements.

In the crossovers between second and third place teams, MacKay edged Vincent 6-5, and Roche downed Schut 9-1. MacKay then went on to beat Roche 7-2 to advance to the semi-final. The two first place teams, skipped by MacFadyen and Collier, played off, with MacFadyen winning 8-3 to advance directly to the final, and Collier getting a second chance in the semi.

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