The Andrea Crawford rink from Fredericton went undefeated to win the 15 team $7500 total purse Atlantic Superstore Monctonian Challenge, which wrapped up today at Curl Moncton, beating PEI’s Suzanne Birt team 8-2 in the final. Team Birt was also undefeated going into the final game. Team Crawford won 10-3 over the Jill Brothers rink of Halifax, which includes PEI’s Erin Carmody at third, in semi-final play, while Birt beat Sarah Mallais of NB 7-1.
On the 12 team men’s side of the event, which has a purse of $13,750. Ottawa’s Bryan Cochrane, which includes PEI’s Ian MacAulay and Morgan Currie, and PEI’s Neil Gallant and his Dartmouth rink both finished round robin play at 2-3. Cochrane made it to the semi-finals, losing out to event winner Scott Jones of Moncton.
In Junior action, the MacKenzie Zacharias rink from Winnipeg, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, has won the junior women’s section of the 16-team Brokerlink OVCA Junior Superspiel in the Ottawa area.
Team Zacharias. PEI’s Lauren Lenentine is on the right
Team Zacharias lost their opener but picked up four straight wins going before losing 8-7 in an extra end to the Selina Witschonke squad from Switzerland in a Saturday night “B” qualifier. Zacharias then beat Ottawa’s Lindsay Thorne 8-7 in a 10 am Atlantic Sunday “C” qualifier for the semi-final round. Zacharias beat Team Gabrielle Lavoie of Quebec City 9-6 in the semis, and starting filling the scoreboard early in a 9-0 championship game in only four ends against the Kira Brunton squad from Sudbury.
Charlottetown’s Tyler Smith team, which includes Ryan Abraham, Jake Fleming, and Ryan Lowery, and the Katie Shaw rink, also from Charlottetown, which includes Alexis Burris, Meghan Sherren, and Lexie Murray, were also in the event, with Smith finishing with a 4-3 win-loss record and Shaw going 0-4.