Kim Dolan and defending champ Phil Gorveatt capture 1st qualifiers in PEI Seniors

Play got underway Friday at the PEI Seniors Curling Championships in Cornwall, with eight men’s and four women’s teams competing to advance to the 2020 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships, March 16-22 at the Portage Curling Club in Portage la Prairie, Man.

The first of three modified triple knockout qualifying games for the championship round were decided Saturday morning, with the Kim Dolan rink from the host club beating their clubmates the Sandy Hope squad 7-3, after stealing an early lead with a stolen triple followed by another steal, of two points to lead 5-0 after two ends of play.

Kim Dolan

Sandy Hope

On the men’s side, defending champion Phil Gorveatt and his Charlottetown team doubled Mark MacDonald and his host club team 8-4 to capture the men’s “A” qualifier.

(L-R): Mike Dillon, Sean Ledgerwood, Phil Gorveatt 

Mark MacDonald

The “B” section qualifiers for the championship round go Sunday morning at 10.

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