Pepsi Provincial Juniors (Under 21) Curling Ch’ships 2019-2020 season

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Lauren Ferguson rink beats Rachel MacLean foursome 8-3 to win Pepsi PEI Jr. Women’s Title

The Lauren Ferguson team from the Cornwall Curling Club are the Pepsi Provincial Junior Women’s Curling Champions, after an 8-3 win over their clubmates the Rachel MacLean foursome (all four teams entered were from Cornwall) Sunday afternoon in the first of two possible championship round games.

Winning Team photo (L-R): Craig Mackie (Vice President Curl PEI), Lauren Ferguson, Sydney Howatt, Kristie Rogers, Rachel O’Connor, coach Pat Quilty, Vivian Sherren (Crapaud Community Curling Club President)

This is a repeat provincial title for Ferguson, who has a new team this year, with third Sydney Howatt, second Kristie Rogers, and lead Rachel O’Connor, along with coach Pat Quilty. The Ferguson foursome will join the Junior Men’s winners, the Tyler Smith squad from the Montague Curling Rink at the  2020 New Holland Canadian junior championships in Langley, BC from January 18-26. Other members of the Rachel MacLean finalist team are third Amy Spence, second Avery Nicholson, and lead Izzy Tatlock, with coach Carl Nicholson.

Finalist team photo (L-R): Craig Mackie (Curl PEI VP), Rachel MacLean, Amy Spence, Avery Nicholson, Izzy Tatlock, Carl Nicholson (coach), Vivian Sherren (Crapaud Community Curling Club President)

Ferguson won two of the event’s three sections and would have won the championship with a win in either of the two championship round games, but only needed the first. In this afternoon’s match, Ferguson, who won six of her seven games in the event, losing only to MacLean, opened with a single, and stole a deuce and two singles before letting MacLean on the board with a deuce, leading 5-2  heading into the fifth end break. MacLean stole a single in the sixth, but singles in the next three ends gave Ferguson an 8-3 lead and the game. On Sunday morning, Ferguson took the “C” final of the modified triple-knockout draw with a close 5-4 win over the Katie Shaw team. 

Also on Sunday morning, the Tyler Smith team maintained their unbeaten record into the “C” final, where they defeated the Mitchell Schut rink from Cornwall by a 10-6 score. Because Smith won all three sections of the draw, the championship round was not needed.

Tyler Smith rink goes undefeated to repeat as Pepsi PEI Jr Men’s Champs, Ferguson 1 win away from repeat jr women’s title

Just like last year, it was another sweep for the Tyler Smith foursome from the Montague Curling Rink at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s Curling Championship, winning a repeat title on Sunday morning at the Crapaud Community Curling Club with a come-from-behind 10-6 decision over Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut squad. Under the rules, a championship round is not required when a team wins all three sections of the modified triple-knockout draw.

Winning Tyler Smith rink (L-R): Craig Mackie (Curl PEI Vice President), Ryan Lowery, Jake Flemming, Ryan Abraham, Tyler Smith, Kevin Smith (coach), Vivian Sherren (Crapaud Community Curling Club President)

Team Schut finalist rink (L-R): Mitchell Schut, Chase MacMillan, Liam Kelly, Cruz Pineau, Brenda MacMillan (coach)

Schut had a 5-3 lead at the 5th end break, and stole a sixth end single to lead by three points, but Smith kept the Cornwall team off the scoreboard after that, following a pair of deuces with a single and another deuce to win 10-6. Other members of the winning Smith rink are third Ryan Abraham, second stone Jake Flemming, and lead Ryan Lowery, with Tyler’s father Kevin Smith coaching. Rounding out the Schut foursome was third Chase MacMillan, second Liam Kelly, and lead Cruz Pineau, with coach Brenda MacMillan. Schut finished play with a 2-3 win-loss record, while the third team in the junior men’s event, skipped by Brayden Snow out of the Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling clubs went 0-3.

Lauren Ferguson

Meanwhile, defending champion skip Lauren Ferguson, playing with a new team this year, will have two chances for a repeat Junior Women’s title, with a championship round win at either 2 or 7 pm, as she won two of the three modified triple knockout draw sections (A and C) while opposing skip Rachel MacLean and her team, who won the B section, would have to win both games. All four teams in the Junior Women’s section are from the Cornwall Curling Club. In this morning’s “C” final, the Ferguson rink edged the Katie Shaw team 5-4.

The Tyler Smith rink and the winner of the Junior Women’s championship will represent PEI at the  2020 New Holland Canadian junior championships in Langley, BC from January 18-26.

Coaching, Sportsmanship Awards, plus special recognition at Pepsi PEI Juniors

At the closing ceremonies for the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships on Sunday, the Asham Coaching awards, as voted on by coaches and officials, were handed out, with Kevin Smith, coach of the winning junior men’s team from Montague skipped by his son Tyler, receiving the award for Junior men’s rinks, and Shelley MacFadyen, coach of the Clara Jack team from Cornwall receiving the junior women’s teams award.

(L-R) Curl PEI Vice President Craig Mackie, Crapaud Community Curling Club President Vivian Sherren, Asham Coaching Award winner for junior men’s teams Kevin Smith. Missing from photo is Shelley MacFadyen, Asham Coaching Award winner for junior women’s 

Also handed out were the sportsmanship awards, voted on by the curlers in the event. Rachel MacLean, skip of the junior women’s finalist rink from Cornwall, and Jack MacFadyen, third on the Brayden Snow rink from Charlottetown and the Silver Fox were the recipients.

Left to right: Curl PEI Vice President Craig Mackie, Crapaud Community Curling Club President Vivian Sherren, Rachel MacLean, Jack MacFadyen

As well, in honour of Tyler Smith’s final junior event in PEI, three generations of the Smith family, father Kevin, grandfather Grant, and Tyler took time for a photo with the F.R. Seaman Memorial Trophy. Kevin informed the crowd that was Tyler’s 57th game in a U21 Provincial Championship event. He has now won five PEI Junior titles, his first at age 14, as well as a New Brunswick Junior title.

(L-R): Kevin, Grant, and Tyler Smith

There was also a presentation on the junior women’s side, with curling parent and team sponsor David O’Connor making a presentation to Pat Quilty, coach of the winning Lauren Ferguson Junior Women’s team, thanking him for 10 years of coaching of the team, which had a number of players over the years, with the last remaining original member being his daughter Rachel, who is now in her last year of Junior Curling.

(L-R) David O’Connor, Pat Quilty

 

Smith one win away from winning provincial junior men’s curling ch’ship (Journal)

The Tyler Smith rink from the Montague Curling Rink is one win away from capturing the Pepsi provincial junior men’s curling championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.

Skip Tyler Smith releases a shot during Saturday morning’s draw at the Pepsi provincial junior curling championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. The Smith rink is one win away from repeating as provincial junior men’s champions. – Jason Simmonds

The Kevin Smith-coached rink has captured both the A and B divisions of the modified triple-knockout draw and will meet the Mitchell Schut rink from the Cornwall Curling Club in the C section final on Sunday at 9 a.m. Schut has to defeat Smith three straight times – in the C section final and both championship-round games – to win the provincial title. 

Junior Women

In the C section semifinals on Saturday afternoon, Ferguson defeated Clara Jack 11-2 and Katie Shaw outscored MacLean 11-10 in an extra end. Ferguson and Shaw will meet in the C final on Sunday at 9 a.m

Click for the full story in the Journal Pioneer

Smith rink one Sunday win away from Pepsi Jr. Men’s repeat, MacLean takes Jr. Women’s B final

In the Pepsi Junior Curling Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, the Tyler Smith rink from the Montague Curling Rink have now captured both the A and B divisions of the modified triple knockout draw, and needs just one win out of a possible three games on Sunday to repeat as Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s Champions, while their opponent, the winner of a 3 o’clock game this afternoon between Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut squad and the Brayden Snow foursome from Charlottetown and the Silver Fox would have to win all three — the “C” final at 9 am Sunday, followed by both championship round games, at 2 and 7 pm. Smith scored a triple and two four enders in an 11-2 decision over Schut on Saturday morning to win the “B” final.

Tyler Smith rink

Meanwhile, there are separate winners of the “A” and “B” sections of the four-team (all from the Cornwall Curling Club) junior women’s division, with defending champion Lauren Ferguson and her new team winning the “A”, but the Rachel MacLean rink, aided by an 8th end triple, beating Team Ferguson 8-5 in the “B” final. Ferguson takes on Clara Jack, while MacLean faces Katie Shaw in “C” semi-final action at 3 pm, with the winners advancing to the “C” final at 9 am Sunday. The Championship Round games go Sunday at 2 and, if needed, 7 pm.

 

Rachel MacLean (file photo)

The junior men’s and women’s winners will represent PEI at the 2020 New Holland Canadian junior  championships in Langley, BC from January 18-26.

Ferguson and Smith win “A” sections, take on MacLean and Schut in “B” finals at Pepsi Jrs

Three draws are complete after opening day play at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with three junior men’s and four junior women’s teams competing to represent PEI at the 2020 New Holland Canadian junior  championships in Langley, BC from January 18-26.

Friday Afternoon “A” Finals

 

Lauren Ferguson

Defending champion skips Lauren Ferguson from the Cornwall Curling Club (all four junior women’s rinks are from that club) and Tyler Smith from the Montague Curling rink captured the “A” finals of the modified triple knockout draw. Ferguson, trailing 4-3 after 5 ends of play after 4 ends against clubmate Clara Jack 9-5, came on strong in the second half, with a four-point sixth end and a stolen single in the seventh. After exchanging singles in the next two ends, Jack ran out of rocks in the final frame. Final score: 9-5 for Ferguson.

Tyler Smith

On the junior men’s side, in a game that saw no more than two points scored in an end, Smith had a 4-2 lead after 5 ends and kept the Brayden Snow team from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown clubs to a single in six before taking control in the next three ends with a deuce, a stolen single, and a steal of two points to bring the game to handshakes with a 9-3 score after nine ends.

Friday Evening “B” Semi-finals

Team Ferguson punched their ticket to the 10 am Saturday “B” final with a 7-3 win in the evening draw over the Katie Shaw rink, which includes three members of Ferguson’s team from last year. Ferguson had a slim one-point lead after eight ends, but a triple steal in the ninth gave her the win. She’ll be taking on  Rachel MacLean that “B” final. Team MacLean scored a trio of triples in their match against the Clara Jack foursome for a 12-3 victory in eight ends.

On the Junior Men’s side, Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut squad were firing on all cylinders in their Draw Three game against Team Snow, winning 13-2 in 7 ends, and are hoping to avenge their 8-1 opening game loss to Team Smith in the 10 am Saturday “B” final, 

The junior women’s 3 pm Saturday “C” semi-finals will see Jack take on Ferguson, and Shaw play MacLean, with the winners advancing to the “C” finals at 9 am Sunday. On the junior men’s side, the loser of the 10 am Sat. “B” final takes on Snow in the 3 pm “C” semi-final, with the winner of that game playing Smith in the “C” final at 9 am Sunday.

The championship round, which won’t be necessary if a team wins all three modified triple-knockout sections, goes Sunday at 2, and if necessary, 7 pm.

 

Provincial junior curling championships underway in Crapaud (Journal)

Opening draw held Friday morning

CRAPAUD, P.E.I. — The Pepsi provincial junior curling championships got underway at the Crapaud Community Curling Club on Friday.

Opening draw action (photo by Amy Duncan – Curl PEI)

A total of four women’s and three men’s entries are competing in the under-21 age category.
Lauren Ferguson, who skipped last year’s provincial champions, opened play with an 11-5 win over Rachel MacLean in a battle of Cornwall Curling Club rinks on Friday morning.
Clara Jack defeated Katie Shaw 13-5 in another all-Cornwall battle while the lone men’s game in the opening draw featured defending-champion Tyler Smith and his Cornwall Curling Club rink top clubmate Mitchell Schut 8-1.
Draws continued Friday afternoon and evening. Saturday’s draws are scheduled for 10 a.m., and 3 p.m., with Sunday’s action taking place at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Click to read full story at the Journal Pioneer

Seven teams to compete for Pepsi Provincial Junior curling titles in Crapaud

The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers in the Under 21 age category, take place at the 4-sheet Crapaud Community Curling Club from December 27-29, with four junior women’s and three junior men’s teams entered.  

Defending champions are the Lauren Ferguson junior women’s team from Cornwall and the Tyler Smith foursome from the Charlottetown Curling Club. Both skips are back this year, with Ferguson skipping a new team, while Katie Shaw has moved up to the skip position on Ferguson’s previous team.

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 2020 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, to be played Jan. 18-26 at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley, B.C.

Draw Chart

(will not be updated during event – refer to live scoring for draw progression)

 

Schedule

Jr. Men’s Games: Green background, Letters  Jr. Women’s Games: Violet background, Numbers 
Qualifier Games have number or letter with Yellow background
Playoff games have number or letter with Light Blue background
10-end games

Date Time Draw Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Fri., Dec 27 9 AM 1 1 2 A  
2 PM 2   B 3  
6:15 PM Opening Ceremonies (off-ice)
7 PM 3 4 5   C
Sat.,     Dec. 28 10 AM 4   6 D  
3 PM 5   E 8 7
Sun.,    Dec. 29 9 AM 6   9 F  
2 PM 7   MA WA  
7 PM 8   WB MB  

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

Team Rosters

 

M – Team Schut
(Cornwall Curling Club)

Athlete Position
Schut, Mitchell Fourth
MacMillan, Chase Third
Kelly, Liam Second
Pineau, Cruz Lead
Brenda MacMillan Coach

M – Team Snow
(Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling clubs)

Athlete Position
Snow, Brayden Fourth
MacFadyen, Jack Third
Barbrick, Liam Second
Nicholson, Davis Lead
David MacFadyen Coach

M -Team Smith
(Montague Curling Club)

Athlete Position
Smith, Tyler Fourth
Abraham, Ryan Third
Flemming, Jake Second
Lowery, Ryan Lead
Kevin Smith Coach

W – Team Ferguson
(Cornwall Curling Club)

Athlete Position
Ferguson, Lauren Fourth
Howatt, Sydney Third
Rogers, Kristie Second
O’Connor, Rachel Lead
Pat Quilty Coach

W – Team MacLean
(Cornwall Curling Club)

Athlete Position
MacLean, Rachel Fourth
Spence, Amy Third
Nicholson, Avery Second
Tatlock, Izzy Lead
Carl Nicholson Coach

W – Team Shaw
(Cornwall Curling Club)

Athlete Position
Shaw, Katie Fourth
Burris, Alexis Third
Sherren, Meghan Second
Murray, Lexie Lead
David Murphy Coach

W- Team Jack

(Cornwall Curling Club)

Athlete Position
Jack, Clara Fourth
Walsh, Beth Third
Bulger, Grace Second
Ulvstal, Aurora Lead
Shelley MacFadyen Coach

 

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