Provincial Stick Curling Championships
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Four teams remain undefeated after opening day play at the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Championships being played at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. The host club’s Clair Sweet/Bob Matheson twosome is 3-0 in the 15 team Open Division (any combination of male/female), while the Paul and Bernie Field pair from Cornwall and the Harvey Holmes/Frances Ellsworth duo from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton q43 2-0 in the B pool after opening day round-robin play. In the four-team double round-robin Women’s event, Cornwall’s Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert are 3-0, followed closely by defending champions Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes, at 2-1, losing 5-4 in an extra end to Clarke/Stavert in their first of two round-robin encounters, meeting again at 2:30 on Wednesday. There are seven draws Wednesday, starting at 9 am with the last draw at 5 pm, and two Thursday morning at 9 and 10:15, with the top three Open teams from each pool advancing to the playoff round. The second and third-place Women’s division teams advance to a semi-final, with the winner facing the first-place team in the final. The Open and Women’s finals go at 10:30 am Thursday.
The top four Open Division teams and top two Women’s division duos from this event advance to the Maritime Stick Curling Championships March 13-15 in Woodstock NB, while the top four Open and Women’s teams are eligible to compete at the 2020 Canadian Stick Curling Championships to be held April 2-5 at the Highland Curling Club in Regina, Saskatchewan.