Six draws are in the books after opening day play at the PEI Stick Curling Championships at the Montague Curling Rink, presented by Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home, and three teams – one in the Women’s division and one in each of the two Open Division (any combination of men and/or women) pools are still undefeated.
In the four-team double round-robin Women’s division, Myrna Craswell and Myrna Sanderson from the Cornwall Curling Club sit at 3-0 following wins over the other three teams. The second half of the double RR goes Wednesday at 11:15 am and 2 and 4:30 pm.
The Tom O’Rourke and John Macdonald duo from the host club lead the Open “A” pool with a 2-0 record. Cornwall’s Alva Clarey and John Dunsford also have two wins, with one loss, while the rest of the seven-team field has only one win each.
Montague also leads the seven-team “B” pool. with Howard Kerwin and Billy Power at 2-0, while former Canadian Stick Champions Roddie MacLean and Paul Field from Cornwall are 2-1, along with Floyd Stewart and Gordon MacDonald from Montague. Three of the four other teams have one win, while Montague’s Sterling and Bazil Higginbotham have yet to hit the winning column.
The four-team women’s double round robin concludes with the 4:30 pm Wednesday draw, while the Open division round-robin pools wrap up play with the 10:30 am Thursday draw.
The Open division quarter-finals go at 12:30 am, Thursday while the semis in both divisions take place at 2 pm, with the finals at 3:45.
The top four Open division teams and top two women’s division duos from this event advance to the Maritime Stick Curling Championships, at the Cornwall Curling Club, from March 15-17, while the winners of the both divisions also earn the right to participate in the 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championships, also at the Cornwall Curling Club, from March 31 to April 3rd, 2019