Tori Koana team from Japan goes undefeated to win Dave Jones Mayflower Cashspiel in Halifax, Suzanne Birt rink bow out in semis

Charlottetown’s Suzanne Birt rink made it to the semi-final round after going through round-robin play undefeated with a 4-0 win-loss record at the Dave Jones Stanhope Simpson Insurance Cashspiel at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, but lost to event runner-up Theresa Breen of Halifax, by a 6-3 score. The other semi saw four-time defending champ Jill Brothers and her team which includes PEI’s Erin Carmody at third, fall to Tori Koana and her Yamanashi Japan squad by a 9-3 score.

Tori Koana rink in a game against PEI’s Veronica Smith team (

Koana prevailed in the final over Breen, winning 5-3 and finishing the event with six straight wins.

Michelle McQuaid (left), Suzanne Birt, and Meaghan Hughes from Team Birt (

PEI’s Veronica Smith rink lost 5-3 to Birt in their round-robin encounter, and finished play at 1-3.

Team Veronica Smith at the Dave Jones (

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No PEI teams were entered in the Men’s event, which was won by Vincent Roberge and his Levis Quebec team, who beat Stuart Thompson and his Dartmouth foursome 7-5 in the final.

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