MacKenzie scores triple in final end to win PEI Mixed “C” Qualifier

Going into the final end, it was looking like the PEI Mixed Curling Championship in Montague might not be needing the Monday Championship Round. The defending champion Jamie Newson  rink from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling clubs was up 7-5 coming home without hammer and could have wrapped the event up with a win, as he would have won all three modified triple knockout sections and the Monday games would not be needed. Charlottetown’s Tyler MacKenzie team, had other ideas, though, scoring a triple for an 8-7 come-from-behind win to bring the series to Monday, with these two teams competing in the Championship Round for the second year in a row.

Photo front (L-R): Jodi Murphy and Doug MacGregor sweep as Tyler MacKenzie directs a rock into the house, as Andrew MacDougall (back left) and Miranda Ellis from Team Newson stand by

Since Newson won two of the triple knockout sections, he will have a “double life” in the two-game Monday series at 10 am and, if necessary, 2 pm, winning the event if he takes either game, while MacKenzie, who won only the “C”, will have to win both. The winning team on Monday will advance to the Canadian Mixed, from November 4-9 2019 at Foyer des loisirs et de la culture in Saguenay, Quebec.

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