Charlottetown-based rink takes 5-1 record into final game of round robin Wednesday night
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The Suzanne Birt rink has achieved its first goal at the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Michelle McQuaid (left), Suzanne Birt, Meaghan Hughes (Clement Roy photo)
That is to qualify for the championship round, which features the top four teams from each of the two eight-team pools. Birt, third stone Marie Christianson, second stone Meaghan Hughes and lead Michelle McQuaid defeated the Northwest Territories, skipped by Kerry Galusha, 15-5 on Wednesday morning to clinch a playoff berth.
Team Birt has scored 28 points in its last two games, including a wild 13-12 extra-end win over New Brunswick’s Andrea Crawford on Tuesday. That game set a record for the most points scored in a national Scotties Tournament of Hearts game.