PEI’s Suzanne Birt have gone undefeated to win the 20-team, $14000 total purse Tim Hortons Spitfire Arms Cashspiel, which wrapped up this afternoon at the Windsor Curling Club in Windsor NS. Team Birt, which includes third Marie Christianson, second Meaghan Hughes, and lead Michelle McQuaid, went through round-robin play with a 4-0 record, advancing to this morning’s quarter-final match against Nova Scotia’s Tanya Hilliard foursome, which Birt won the hard way, stealing the extra end for a 5-4 win. Birt got by the Jill Brothers rink of Halifax, which includes PEI’s Erin Carmody at third stone, 7-5 in the semi-final, and then faced defending champion Sylvie Quillian (formerly Robichaud) in a rematch of last years’s final, with Birt coming out on the winning end this time, by an 8-6 score. The winning Birt rink goes home with $4,000, with the Quillian team receiving $2000. Losing semi-finalists Brothers, and Megan Balsdon of Woodstock Ont. will go home with $1500, while the remaining qualifying teams in the championship round, skipped by Kiri Brunton of Sudbury, Colleen Jones of Halifax, Hilliard, and Julie McEvoy of Halifax will receive $1000 each.
Team Ferguson, between draws
The Lauren Ferguson rink from the Cornwall Curling Club and the Amanda Power squad from Charlottetown finished out of the money round at 1-3 and 0-4, respectively.
Schedule, full team list, and live scoring at: https://www.worldcurl.com/events.php?task=Event&view=Main&eventid=5912