Undefeated Team Birt advance to 8 am quarter-finals at Tim Hortons Spitfire Arms Cashspiel

The quarter-final round goes at 8 this morning at the Tim Hortons Spitfire Arms Cashspiel, with 20 women’s teams competing for their share of a $14,000 purse, at the Windsor Curling Club in Windsor NS. PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink has gone through round-robin play undefeated in their pool with a 4-0 record, and will take on Nova Scotia’s Tanya Hilliard rink in the quarters. Birt handed Hilliard her only round-robin loss, by a 6-2 score.

Team Birt

Also undefeated is the Meg Balsdon rink from Woodstock ON, who play Sudbury’s Kira Brunton foursome (2-2). Defending champion Sylvie Quillian of Curl Moncton takes on 2016 champ Colleen Jones of Halifax in another quarter-final matchup. Both teams are at 3-1 win-loss. The last quarter-final pairing sees the Jill Brothers rink, which includes Islander Erin Carmody at third stone, take on another Halifax squad, skipped by Julie McEvoy. Both teams are at 3-1. McEvoy won this event in 2017.

The semi-finals go at 11 am, with the final taking place at 2 pm. $4000 will go to the winning team, while the other finalist will go home with $2000. Third and fourth place receive $1500 each, while the remaining teams in the championship round each get $1000.

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

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