Zacharias and her teammates currently sit 11th on the CTRS rankings. All but two of the teams ahead of them are already in the 18-team field for the Scotties or are ineligible.
Manitoba’s Tracy Fleury will get the first wild card spot and the second will go to Zacharias, unless No. 9 Suzanne Birt loses the Prince Edward Island provincial championship. Even if Birt does lose, which would be unexpected, Zacharias would be in the Scotties as the third wild card team.
If Birt loses P.E.I., she would still get in as the second wild card team, but if she wins, that spot will go to Beth Peterson of Winnipeg, who is 12th in the CTRS rankings.
PHOTO BY WORLD CURLING FEDERATION/RICHARD GRAY
Manitoba could have five teams in the Scotties, which will be played in a bubble in Calgary in late February.