The Ted MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside are the repeat PEI Masters Men’s Champions, winning two games today over Cornwall’s Bill Hope rink by scores of 8-3 and 8-0. Hope had won two Modified Triple Knockout sections to MacFadyen’s one, meaning that a win in either game today would have given him the title, but he gave up a triple in the fourth end of the first game to trail 5-1 going into the second half, and couldn’t get on the scoreboard at all in game two, calling it quits after just five ends, following a MacFadyen triple, single steal, and stolen triple in ends three through five.
Photo: Winning Ted MacFadyen rink (L-R): Alan Montgomery, Earle Proude, Lou Nowlan, Ted MacFadyen
Photo: Finalist Bill Hope rink (L-R):- Peter Murdoch, David Murphy, Craig Mackie, Bill Hope
The winning MacFadyen rink includes Lou Nowlan, who already has his name on the trophy a record 12 times, throwing fourth stones, with MacFadyen throwing third and calling the game, along with second Earle Proude and lead Alan Montgomery. Rounding out the Hope foursome were third Craig Mackie, second stone David Murphy, and lead Peter Murdoch.
Both teams have earned the right to advance to the Maritime Masters Curling Championships, at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow Nova Scotia, March 16-18 2018. The winning MacFadyen team, or the Hope rink should they choose not to attend, also earn the right to compete in the 2018 Canadian Masters Curling Championships in BC, April 1-8 at Surrey’s Cloverdale Curling Club and White Rock’s Peace Arch Curling Club.
The two-team women’s Masters Championship was decided earlier on Monday with the Sandy Hope rink repeating as champions, taking the Best of Five competition three games to one over their Cornwall clubmates the Shirley Berry team. (Story below)
The Sandy Hope team from the Cornwall Curling Club beat their clubmates, the Shirley Berry rink, by a 7-4 score this morning to win the best of five PEI Master’s women’s championship at the Charlottetown Curling Club. It’s Hope’s third consecutive PEI Masters title. Hope won the first two and the fourth game in the series, so game five was unnecessary. In today’s match, Hope scored three in the fourth end to lead 4-2 and scored a deuce in the sixth, while keeping Berry to singles in ends five and seven. Hope had a guard behind cover in the final end, and Berry couldn’t get to it. In the closing ceremonies, Hope announced that they will be attending both the Maritime Masters at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow Nova Scotia, March 16-18 2018, as well as the 2018 Canadian Masters Curling Championships in BC, April 1-8 at Surrey’s Cloverdale Curling Club and White Rock’s Peace Arch Curling Club. The Berry foursome also earned a spot in the Maritime Championships. Other members of the Hope squad are third Shelley Ebbett, second stone Debbie Rhodenhizer, and lead Arleen Harris, with coach Bill Hope, while Linda Fairhurst, Marlene Proude, and Marjorie Matthews round out the Berry team.
Photo (L-R): PEI Masters Women’s Champs Arleen Harris, Debbie Rhodenhizer, Shelley Ebbett, Sandy Hope
Photo (L-R): Master’s Women’s finalists (L-R): Shirley Berry, Linda Fairhurst, Marlene Proude, Marjorie Matthews
On the men’s side, there will be a sudden-death final at 2 pm between the Bill Hope rink from Cornwall and the Ted MacFadyen foursome from the Silver Fox in Summerside. Hope had won two of the three Modified Triple Knockout sections, while MacFadyen took one, so Hope would have taken the title with a win this morning, but MacFadyen, up 7-1 after five ends, forced the extra game with an 8-3 win in seven ends.
Master’s curlers are age 60 and over.
Charlottetown hosting 2018 PEI Masters
The Provincial Masters Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 60 and over, take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from January 26-29, 2018. Entry deadline was January 5, with entry fee is $185 per team. Defending men’s champs are the Ted MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex, while the Sandy Hope team from the Cornwall Curling Club are the defending women’s champions.
Winners and runners-up earn the right to advance to the Maritime Masters Curling Championships, at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow Nova Scotia, March 16-18 2018. The winning Men’s and Women’s team, or the runners-up should they choose not to attend, also earn the right to compete in the 2018 Canadian Masters Curling Championships in BC, April 1-8 at Surrey’s Cloverdale Curling Club and White Rock’s Peace Arch Curling Club.
(Not updated during event – refer to online scoring for draw progression)
Women’s games in violet, men’s in green, men’s qualifiers in yellow
|Date||Time||Draw||Ice 1||Ice 2||Ice 3||Ice 4||Ice 5||Explanation for MA/MB:|
|1||1||2||1. One team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.|
|2||3||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).|
|5||7||W2||8||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.|
|8||MB||W5*||*Qualifying games are in yellow on the schedule|
Teams – Click for rosters
|M – Bill Hope||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|M – Clair Sweet||Maple Leaf Curling Club||O’Leary, PE|
|M – Paul Arsenault||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|M – Ted MacFadyen||Silver Fox Curling & Yacht||Summerside, PE|
|W – Sandy Hope||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|W – Shirley Berry||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|