It’s a “three-peat” for the Jamie Newson rink from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, capturing their third consecutive PEI Mixed Curling Championship, edging Crapaud’s Nick Blanchard team 7-6 this afternoon at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary.
L-R: PEI Mixed winners Jamie Newson, Melissa Morrow, Andrew MacDougall, Miranda Ellis
Blanchard won the first of three triple-knockout section qualifiers in the event, while Newson captured the next two, and the first of two possible championship games. Had Blanchard won the game, there would have been a sudden death game Monday evening, but a win in the first match gave Newson the title.
(L-R): PEI Mixed Finalists Nick Blanchard, Stephanie Schnare, Jamie Stride, Terri Wood, with Bill Smith, Curl PEI Treasurer
Blanchard led the game 4-3 at the fourth end break, but a pair of Newson deuces gave him a 7-4 lead. Blanchard was kept to singles in ends seven and eight, giving Newson the 7-6 win, and a return trip to the Canadian Mixed Championship, to be held Nov. 7-15 at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club in Alberta.
Nine teams representing five curling clubs took part in the PEI Mixed Championship.