It’s down to two or three more games, and two Silver Fox Curling Club teams, the defending champion husband and wife duo of Ed and Jenny White, and the brother and sister rink of Alex and Lauren MacFadyen, going into Sunday play at the PEI Mixed Doubles Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club. The MacFadyens won the “A” Qualifier of the modified triple knockout draw with a win over the White squad on Friday, with Team White winning the “B” over Team MacFadyen on Saturday. Both teams won their respective “C” semi-finals on Saturday afternoon, and will meet again in the “C” Qualifier match at 9 am Sunday.
Photo: “B” Qualifiers Ed White (front left) and Jenny White (front right) plan a shot while “A” Qualifiers Alex MacFadyen (back left) and Lauren MacFadyen (back right) watch at the PEI Mixed Doubles Ch’ship
The winner of that Qualifier will have a “double life” in the 2-game Championship Round between the two teams at12:15 and, if needed, 3:30 pm Sunday, winning the title if they take either Championship Round game, while the other team would have to win both.
In the “C” semis, the MacFadyen siblings beat Crapaud’s Terri Wood and Alan Inman 7-4, while the White couple scored a final end deuce to win 8-6 over the Cornwall team of Colin MacKenzie and O’Leary native Alison Griffin, who previously competed for Nunavut at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.
The winner of the Championship Round will advance to the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, March 18-25 at the Markin MacPhail Centre, in Calgary, AB.
Seven teams began play on Friday in the PEI event. No spectators are allowed in the facility for the due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Live end-by-end results are available at PEICurling.com/scoreboard