PEI Masters: Men’s–Rousseau wins 1st qualifier, Women’s: Berry, Hope tied at 1-1. Pepsi Jrs: Schut captures men’s “A” Qual, Easter takes women’s “A”

Day 2 is over at the PEI Masters (age 60+) Curling Championships at the Silver Fox in Summerside and at the Pepsi PEI Junior Curling Championships at the Cornwall Curling Club.

At the Masters, Cornwall’s Peter Rousseau rink is currently undefeated at 4-0 and has captured the “A” qualifier in the modified triple knockout round, beating multiple Masters champ Lou Nowlan from the host club by a 5-3 score in that game. Rousseau then punched his ticket to the 9:30 am Saturday “B” qualifier, with a 7-3 win over O’Leary’s Clair Sweet foursome. He’ll be taking on Summerside’s Dale Cannon rink, who got by Nowlan by a 7-6 score in the “B” semi-final.

In the two-team best of three women’s division, Cornwall’s Shirley Berry and Sandy Hope teams have each won one game, with Hope taking the opener 6-4 by stealing a deuce in the final end, and Berry stealing the first 3 ends in game 2, by scores of 1, 4, and 2, and going on to win 9-1 in six ends. Games three and four go at 2 and 6:30 pm Saturday, with game five, if needed, taking place at 10 am Sunday.

End by end results are available at:!/competitions/7373


Team Schut

At the 4-team Pepsi Junior Men’s, defending champ Mitchell Schut and his Cornwall team captured the modified triple knockout draw “A” qualifier, winning 10-1 in seven ends over their clubmates, the Brayden Snow rink. Snow and Schut will also be in the 9 am Saturday “B” qualifier, following definitive wins over Isaiah Dalton (Cornwall) and Brock Rochford (Silver Fox), respectively, in the “B” semis. Rochford takes on Snow and Dalton faces Schut in the “C” semis at 1:30 pm Sat., with the “C” qualifier game going at 6 pm. The 2-game championship round (not needed if Schut manages to win all three sections) goes Sunday.


Rachel MacLean

There WILL be at least one championship round game Sunday in the Junior Women’s division, which also has four teams, as Summerside’s Madalyn Easter rink, which won the “A” section qualifier 8-7 over Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine team, aided by a three-point sixth end, did not advance to the 9 am Saturday “B” qualifier, losing the “B” semi 10-9 to Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean rink, who picked up SIX points in the first end. Easter recovered quickly with a triple and a deuce in the next two ends, and another pair in nine tied things up, but MacLean won the game with a single point with hammer in the final end. 

The other “B” semi- between Lenentine and Montague’s Sydney Carver team was also close, with Lenentine coming back from a 5-3 deficit after six ends. taking a single and stealing a pair of deuces in ends seven through nine to lead 8-5 coming home without last rock advantage.  Carver needed three points to force an extra end, but was kept to two, with Lenentine winning 8-7.

The “B” qualifier, between Cornwall clubmates MacLean and Lenentine, goes at 9 am Saturday, while Carver battles MacLean and Easter faces Lenentine in the “C” semis at 1:30 pm, with the “C” qualifier following at 6. The championship round goes Sunday.

End by end results from the Pepsi Juniors are available at:!/competitions/7379

As well, some teams are live-streaming their games on their Facebook pages.

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



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