Nowlan and Rousseau advance to 1st PEI Masters Men’s Qualifier, Snow vs. Schut, Lenentine vs. Easter in 1st PEI Pepsi Junior quals.

PEI curling championship play resumed on Thursday with two events, the PEI Masters Curling Championships for curlers age 60 and over, at the Silver Fox in Summerside, and the Pepsi Juniors in Cornwall. The Masters games are eight ends, while the Juniors play ten.

In the six-team Masters men’s division, frequent men’s winner Lou Nowlan from the host club, along with Peter Rousseau and his Cornwall team, have advanced to the first of three qualifying games for the championship round of the modified triple knockout draw, with Rousseau doubling Clair Sweet from the Maple Leaf club in O’Leary 8-4 in the opening draw, and beating Dale Cannon and his Summerside team 9-5 in the second draw. Defending champ Bill Hope from Cornwall won his opener 7-2 over Daryl MacDonald and his rink from the Western Comunity Curling Club in Alberton, but was defeated 9-3 in six ends by Nowlan in his second game. The “A” qualifier between Nowlan and Rousseau goes at 10 am Friday.

Full schedule and live scoring at:!/competitions/7373

The two Masters women’s teams are skipped by Cornwall’s Shirley Berry and Sandy Hope, and play the first game in their best of five series at 10 am Friday. 

Mitchell Schut

The Pepsi Juniors in Cornwall features four junior men’s teams and an equal number of Junior Women’s rinks, and played their opening draw on Thursday afternoon. In Junior Men’s action, defending champ Mitchell Schut and his Cornwall squad beat their clubmates the Isaiah Dalton foursome by a 14-2 score in eight ends, helped out by a five-point end and a stolen triple. 

Jack MacFadyen from Team Snow

Team Snow

Cornwall’s Brayden Snow rink beat the Brock Rochford squad from the Fox by an 11-5 score, also aided by a triple-steal.

Team Ella Lenentine

In the Junior Women’s section, the Ella Lenentine rink from Cornwall opened with an 8-4 doubling of clubmate Rachel MacLean and her team, with Lenentine stealing a deuce in the first end, then picking up three more, while keeping MacLean to singles.

Team Easter

Juniors play resumes on Friday at 9 am, with Snow taking on Schut in the first of three junior men’s qualifiers, and Easter facing Lenentine in the first of three junior women’s qualifying games for the champion round. The “B” semi-finals follow at 2 pm, with the “B” qualifying games going at 9 am Saturday.

Full schedule and live scoring at:!/competitions/7379/

Spectators are not permitted at either event due to COVID restrictions.



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