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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Opening draw held Friday morning
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.
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.
(will not be updated during event – refer to live scoring for draw progression)
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
|Date||Time||Draw||Ice 1||Ice 2||Ice 3||Ice 4|
|Fri., Dec 27||9 AM||1||1||2||A|
|6:15 PM||Opening Ceremonies (off-ice)|
|Sat., Dec. 28||10 AM||4||6||D|
|Sun., Dec. 29||9 AM||6||9||F|
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