Sandy Hope and Lou Nowlan rinks could wrap up PEI Masters events this afternoon

Both the PEI Masters Women’s and Men’s events could be over this afternoon at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, or they could continue through up to two more games, on Monday.

The Sandy Hope rink, aided by a 5 point fourth end,  beat their Cornwall Curling clubmates the Shirley Berry team 10-7 Sunday morning to grab a 2-0 lead in their best of five series. A win at 2 pm would give Hope here third title in a row, while a Berry victory would bring them to game four, at 10 am Monday, with game five, if needed, following at 2 pm.

Team Jay

The Blair Jay rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside stole four consecutive ends to beat the Clair Sweet foursome from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary by a 7-2 score in the men’s “C” semi-final this morning, to advance them to the 2 pm “C” final against clubmate Lou Nowlan, who won the A and B sections. If Nowlan wins, it’s over, while a Jay victory would advance them to the first of two championship round games against Nowlan on Monday at 10  am and, if needed, 2 pm. Jay would have to win both those games to take the championship, while a Nowlan win in either game would give them the title.

The winning and finalist men’s teams and both women’s rinks earn the right to compete in the Maritime Masters, at the Riverside Country Club March 15-17, in Rothesay NB, while the men’s and women’s winning teams, or finalist teams if they are unable to attend, also earn the right to compete  in the 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian Masters Curling Championships, April 1-7 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon SK. Masters curlers are age 60 and over.

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