Update: PEI’s Team Birt advances to 1 pm final at The Curling Store Cashspiel

PEI’s Team Birt is in the final at The Curling Store Cashspiel at the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville NS, after beating the Jill Brothers rink from Halifax 5-3 in this morning’s semi-final. They’ll be taking on the Christine Black team from Halifax, who downed the Isabelle Ladouceur foursome from Kitchener Ont. 7-2 in their semi. The final was originally scheduled for 4:30 pm, but has now been moved up to 1 pm.

Photo from Team Birt Facebook page (L-R): Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid, Suzanne Birt, Marie Christianson

Click to view quarter-final game

Click to watch Team Birt’s semi-final live stream with comments

(Semi-final live stream)


They finished qualifying round play with a 2-1 win-loss record, and edged the Marlee Powers rink from Halifax 4-3 in an extra end in Saturday evening quarter-final action to set up this morning’s 8:30 semi-final match against the Jill Brothers rink from Halifax, which includes Islander Erin Carmody at third stone. The other semi sees Isabelle Ladouceur from Kitchener ON face Haligonian Christina Black. The championship game goes at 4:30.

Purse breakdown: 1st-$2100, 2nd-$1050, 3rd and 4th: $550

The other PEI team in the event, skipped by Shelly Bradley, finished with a 1-2 win-loss record, as did Taylour Stevens and her Halifax Junior team, which includes PEI’s Lauren Ferguson at 3rd.
No PEI men’s rinks are in the men’s side of the event

Click for event results: https://www.curlingzone.com/event.php?eventid=6703&eventtypeid=82&view=Main#1

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