Live scoring: https://peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/4288
Two draws are in the books following opening day on Thursday at the Pepsi Provincial Junior (U21) Curling Championships in Charlottetown, with the finalists determined for the 9 am Friday “A” section qualifier games to pick the first junior men’s and junior women’s teams to advance to the Sunday championship round.
Photo: Rachel MacLean
In the Junior Women’s section, where all six teams are from the Cornwall Curling Club, the Rachel MacLean team beat the Emily Sanderson rink 9-5 in their opener, and went on to record a lopsided 15-2 win over the Clara Jack foursome.
Photo: Lauren Ferguson (centre) with Lexie Murray (left) and Alexis Burris (right)
PEI’s Canada Games representatives, the Lauren Ferguson team, stole deuces in ends 7 and 8 to beat the Sydney Howatt squad 9-3 in their opening game, and then went into an intense come-from-behind battle with the Annika Kelly rink, where they trailed 6-3 after eight ends in the ten end contest. Ferguson took a triple in the ninth, and then stole a single in the 10th for a 7-6 win and a ticket to the “A” final.
Photo: Tyler Smith
On the men’s side, the Tyler Smith team from Charlottetown, who had a bye in the first draw, took control early in their game against their younger clubmates the Chase MacMillan rink, scoring five points in the first end, and went on to a 13-3 victory in six ends.
Photo; Brayden Snow
The young Brayden Snow rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside were the first team to grab a spot in the A finals, beating the Devin Schut team from Cornwall 8-4 in the afternoon draw.
With the modified triple-knockout draw, section winners drop down to compete in the other sections. The section winners advance to the Sunday playoffs, unless one team wins all three sections. In this case, they will be the champions and a playoff won’t be needed. The winner of two sections would have to be beaten twice in the championship round against the winner of the other section.
Other draws on Friday are at 2 and 7 pm, with the B and C finals going Saturday and Sunday at 9 am, respectively. Full schedule is on the event web page at: https://peicurling.com/juniors20182019/
The PEI champions will advance to the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, to be played Jan. 19-27 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, co-hosted by the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.
10 teams to compete for Pepsi Provincial Junior curling titles in Charlottetown
The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers in the Under 21 age category, take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from December 27-30, with six junior women’s and four junior men’s teams entered.
There will be new winning skips this year, as reigning PEI junior women’s champ Lauren Lenentine is now curling on the defending World Junior championship Kaitlyn Jones rink out of Halifax, with Breanne Burgoyne and Rachel O’Connor from that team now curling on the Annika Kelly team, while Alex MacFadyen has moved from skip to second, and is on the foursome skipped by three-time PEI junior champ Tyler Smith.. Last year’s junior women’s runner-up team, and 2019 Canada Games girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Ferguson, is back in its entirety, while Mitchell Schut, skip of last year’s runner-up junior men’s squad and the 2019 Canada Games boy’s team, is back as fifth player on his brother Devin Schut’s team. All six junior women’s contenders, including the Kelly and Ferguson teams, along with the Sydney Howatt team with Howatt throwing skip stones and Sierra Clyke calling the game, plus the Clara Jack, Rachel MacLean, and Emily Sanderson rinks are from the Cornwall Curling Club, while the Tyler Smith and Chase MacMillan junior men’s teams are from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, the Braydon Snow team is from the Silver Fox in Summerside, and the Devin Schut rink curls out of Cornwall.
Teams in both the junior men’s and junior women’s sections will play a modified triple knockout draw, where the winning team from each section also gets to compete in the next section. If a team wins all three sections, they will win the event without a championship round. If a team wins two sections, they will advance to a championship game against the winner of the other section and will take the championship if they win the game. If the other team wins, there will be a second championship game, with the winner of that game going to the nationals. If there are three separate section winners, the team that played in the most section finals will earn a bye to the second championship game where they will face the winner of a game between the other two finalists.
Live results from the provincial championships will be available at PEICurling.com.
Previous PEI Junior Championship winners and websites are at: peicurling.com/pei-curling-history/history-menu/provincial-juniors-winners-and-past-event-websites/
The winning Junior Men’s and Women’s teams will advance to the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, to be played Jan. 19-27 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, co-hosted by the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.
(will not be updated during event – refer to live scoring for draw progression)
Jr. Men’s Games: Green background Jr. Women’s Games: Violet background
Qualifier Games have number or letter with Yellow background
Playoff games have number or letter with Light Blue background
|Date||Time||Draw||Ice 1||Ice 2||Ice 3||Ice 4||Ice 5|
|Thurs., Dec 27||2 PM||1||1||2||A|
|6:15 PM||O P E N I N G C E R E M O N I E S|
|Fri., Dec. 28||9 AM||3||C||5|
|Sat., Dec. 29||9 AM||6||F||10|
|Sun., Dec. 30||9 AM||9||15||I|
Explanation for MA/WA and MB/WB:
1. One team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.
2. One team wins two qualifiers. They play in both X and Z (and win the event if they win either game), the other winner plays in Y (and has to win both games).
3. Three separate winners: the team that played in the most qualifying games* plays in Z and the other winners play off in X and Y. If there is a tie in number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to Z and the other two teams play off in X and Y.
*Qualifying games have yellow text background on the schedule