PEI’s Birt rink drops must-win game vs. BC, will not qualify for the playoffs at the Scotties (Guardian)

P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt rink has not qualified for the championship pool at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary.

Team Birt dropped a 9-5 decision to British Columbia’s Corryn Brown in the final draw of the round-robin schedule Thursday night. The result left both teams with records of 4-4 (won-lost).

P.E.I. third Marie Christianson and second Meaghan Hughes sweep a rock at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary. P.E.I., which completed round-robin play 4-4 (won-lost), will not advance to the championship pool. – Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada

A win by the Birt rink, which lists Montague and Cornwall as its home clubs, would have guaranteed the P.E.I. representative at least a spot in a tiebreaker on Friday morning. The 18 teams comprise two nine-team pools and the top four at the end of round-robin play advance at the Canadian women’s curling championship.

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