2024 PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts Update – Draw 6 (Jan. 27 @ 9am)
Sophie Blades and her Summerside-Cornwall team stole five ends against top seed Jane DiCarlo of Crapaud enroute to an easy 9-3 win in PEI Scotties womens curling championship action Saturday morning. Blades fell behind 2-0 in the first end but rallied to tie the game 3-3 at the 5th end break and then stole six points over the next four ends as DiCarlo shook hands after 9. The win kept Blades alive with two losses in the modified triple knockout championship and handed her opponent her second loss. But since DiCarlo won the A finals, she gets a bye into Sunday’s action.
Amanda Power of Cornwall defeated Melissa Morrow of Crapaud 8-2 in other women’s 9 am action. Power scored four in the 7th end to break open a tight game and hand Morrow her second loss.
In other women’s action at 9 am, Tammy Dewar of Cornwall made a dramatic tap back double takeout to score two in the 10th end and edge Jenny White of Crapaud 7-6.
DiCarlo had won the A section while Power claimed the B section. C section semifinals are underway at 2 pm with Blades needing a win over Power to stay alive while Morrow meets Dewar where the loser is eliminated. The C final goes tonight at 7 pm.
2024 PEI Tankard Update – Draw 6 (Jan. 27 @ 9am)
Defending champion Tyler Smith is in the driver’s seat after the 9 am draw today (Sat) at the PEI Men’s Tankard Curling Championships in Summerside.
Smith, from the Crapaud Curling Club, defeated club mate Tyler Harris 7-4 to remain unbeaten and hand Harris his second loss.
Harris scored a single in the first end and stole the 2nd to lead 2-0 but Smith scored three in the third and stole a pair in the fifth to lead 5-2 at the break. Smith then stole singles in the 7th and 8th to take control.
Meanwhile, Darren Higgins from the Summerside Curling Club defeated Crapaud’s Steve vanOuwerkerk 9-6 to stay alive and knock his opponent out of contention.
The other men’s action at 9 am saw Jamie Newson of Crapaud eliminate Blair Jay of Summerside 9-3.
Smith remains unbeaten and now has won the A and B sections in the modified triple knockout event.
Smith, seeking his third consecutive mens title, faces Higgins at 2 pm today in C section semi final action. Higgins must win to stay alive as he has two losses.
In the other men’s C semifinal, Tyler Harris of Crapaud plays clubmate Jamie Newson at 2 pm. The loser is eliminated and the winner plays again tonight at 7 pm in the C final.
If Smith loses at 2 pm, he must be beaten twice Sunday by the winner from tonight’s C final at 7 pm.
Smith can clinch the Tankard title by winning at 2 pm and again at 7 pm tonight.
Seven men’s team started play Thursday.