PEI’s Louis Walsh team from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, undefeated after opening day play, had a tough day two at the Maritime Masters Curling Championships at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow NS, losing both their games, 7-3 to Alan Darragh of Nova Scotia and 5-1 to Peter Taylor of the Carleton Curling Club of Saint John, to drop to a 2-2 win-loss record. Taylor is now the only undefeated team, with a 4-0 record. David Sullivan of Fredericton’s Capital Winter Club is next at 3-1, with Darragh and Walsh at 2-2. Michael Gorveatt of the Dartmouth Curling Club is 1-3, and the host club entry, skipped by Haylett Clarke, and replacing PEI Masters champion Mel Bernard, who finished play as runner-up in the PEI Seniors yesterday, is 0-4.
On the women’s side, PEI’s Shirley Berry foursome from the Cornwall and Charlottetown curling clubs is also at 2-2 after splitting their Tuesday games, winning 7-5 over Frankie Amos of the Halifax Mayflower club, and losing to Monique Taylor of the Sackville Curling Club by the same 7-5 score. Taylor, along with Truro’s Judy Burgess and Fredericton’s Connie Bothwell all sport 3-1 records, while Amos is 1-3, and Cornwall’s Ruth Stavert team is 0-4.
The Maritime Masters, which features the winners and runners-up from the Maritime provinces’ provincial masters events, for curlers age 60 and over, competing in a round robin format, wraps up on Wednesday morning with the final men’s draw at 9, and the last women’s round at 11:30.