Veronica Smith rink wins Atelka PEI Mixed (Fours) Ch’ship (pictures added)

The Veronica Smith rink from Crapaud and Cornwall beat Charlottetown’s Jamie Newson team by a 9-4 score in this afternoon’s championship game at the Atelka Provincial Mixed (Fours) Curling Championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Smith won her second modified triple knockout section final this morning, 8-2 over Newson, stealing two singles and a deuce in the C final. She also won the B section over Newson on Sunday afternoon by a 7-6 score, while Newson won the A, 8-5 over Smith on Saturday.

2016mixedveronicasmithPhoto (L-R): David Benjamin, representing sponsor Atelka, Veronica Smith, Tyler Smith, Sabrina Smith, Dylan Lowery, Curl PEI representative Andrew Robinson

Winning two sections meant that Smith had two chances to win the final, while Newson would have had to win 2 games straight. Had she lost this afternoon, a deciding game between the two teams would have been played on Tuesday.

In the final, Smith got off to a fast start with a triple in the first end. Newson came back with a double in end two, but Smith took a pair of singles and a deuce in the next 3 ends for a 6-2 lead after 5 ends. The teams traded deuces in six and seven, but Newson couldn’t catch up.

2016mixedrunnerupjamienewsonPhoto (L-R): David Benjamin, representing sponsor Atelka, Jamie Newson, Vanessa Hamming. Tyler Harris, Miranda Ellis

The winning Smith team includes third Tyler Smith, second stone Sabrina Smith, and lead Dylan Lowery, while Vanessa Hamming, Tyler Harris, and Miranda Ellis round out the runner-up Newson foursome. Veronica and Sabrina Smith are sisters, while Tyler is not related.

Team Veronica Smith will now advance to the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Nov. 14-19, 2016, at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, NS. The Mixed Fours are the traditional 4 person competition, while the Mixed Doubles is the newer 2 person format, which has a separate championship.

Linescores from the Atelka PEI Mixed are available at the event website:


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