Crystal Webster rink, with PEI native Geri-Lynn Ramsay, wins Edmonton cashspiel

Beats Laura Crocker rink, with PEI native Erin Carmody, in quarter-finals

Calgary’s Crystal Webster rink, which includes Summerside native Geri-Lynn Ramsay at second, beat the Chantelle Eberle team from Regina by a 10-6 score in this evening’s final of The Shootout World Curling Tour event in Edmonton. The game seemed all but over after two ends, as Webster took five points with hammer in the opening frame, and stole a single in the second, for a 6-0 lead. Amazingly, Eberle came back with a triple in the third end, a single in the fifth, and stole a deuce in the sixth end to tie the game. Webster recovered quickly, with a four point seventh end, and ran Eberle out of rocks in the eighth..

teamwebster2013Photo (L-R): Crystal Webster, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Sam Preston

Webster, joined this season by Cathy Overton-Clapham of Winnipeg at third, went undefeated in the event. Overton-Clapham replaced PEI native Erin Carmody, who is now playing third on the Laura Crocker rink out of Edmonton. The Crocker team had their backs against the wall following two triple-knockout losses, but came back with three straight wins on Saturday to qualify for the quarter-finals, where they faced Team Webster, losing 6-4 after Webster recorded a triple in the last end.

Webster then won her semi-final 5-3 over Edmonton’s Heather Nedohin. The men’s section was won by Edmonton’s Kevin Martin, who edged Steve Laycock and his Saskatoon rink 3-2 in the low-scoring final. Martin has a new third this year, Dave Nedohin.

The Webster and Martin rinks pocket $5,000 each for their 1st place finish plus a $500 bonus for qualifying in the A section of the triple knockout. Quarter-finalist Crocker picks up $1500.

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