Four rinks out of 15 remain undefeated going into the second day of play at the PEI Mixed Doubles Curling championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. These teams will square off in the “A” semi-finals of the modified triple knockout draw, at 12:15 this afternoon, with Jamie Newson and Miranda Ellis from the Silver Fox in Summerside taking on the Colin MacKenzie/Alexis Burris team from Cornwall, who are members of the Canada Games teams that will be representing PEI in Red Deer Alberta later this month. Burris has recently returned from playing in the Canadian Juniors. The other semi sees the Jenny McLean/Edward White duo from the Silver Fox facing the Rachel O’Connor/Ryan Abraham rink from Cornwall. Abraham recently competed on the Tyler Smith team at the Canadian Juniors. The winners of the “A” semis will face off in the “A” Qualifier game at 3 pm, with the winning pair earning a spot in the Monday championship round.
Four teams, all with one loss, see action in the “B” section at 12:15 this afternoon, with Lindsay Moore and StevenThomson from the host club taking on defending PEI Mixed Doubles champs Lauren Ferguson and Calvin Smith from Cornwall and Crapaud, and Jane DiCarlo and Kyle Holland from Charlottetown facing Aleya Quilty and Tyler MacKenzie from Charlottetown. The winners advance to the “B” semi-finals at 6 pm.
Seven rinks out of the 15 team field have two losses in the modified triple knockout draw, with six of them squaring off in a “must win” draw at 9:30 this morning, and the seventh playing at 3 pm.
This year’s winning team will advance to the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, March 19-24 at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton NB.