2017 PEI Mixed (Fours) Ch’ship

Dennis Watts beats Tyler MacKenzie to win PEI Mixed Curling Ch’ships

The Dennis Watts rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton beat Charlottetown’s Tyler MacKenzie team 7-4 on Monday evening at the Cornwall Curling Club to win the PEI Mixed (Fours) Curling Championship and advance to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, at the Swan River Curling Club in Manitoba, Nov. 12-18, 2017. A stolen deuce in the 5th gave Watts a 6-3 lead, and the teams traded singles in ends six and seven, with MacKenzie running out of rocks in the eighth end. Other members of the winning Watts team are third Jackie Reid and second Erik Brodersen from Charlottetown, along with lead Alison Griffin from Alberton.  Rounding out the runner-up MacKenzie foursome are third Aleya Quilty, second Doug MacGregor, and lead Jodi Murphy.


Photo (L-R): Dennis Watts, Jackie Reid, Erik Brodersen, Alison Griffin

Linescore for the final

Sheet 2 – P2 LSFE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot
  0 2 0 2 2 0 1 7
 * 1 0 2 0 0 1 0  X 4

Watts qualified for the Monday championship round by winning the third and final qualifier game, the “C”,  on Sunday evening, beating “A” qualifier MacKenzie 7-4 in that game. MacKenzie beat Jamie Newson and this team from Charlottetown and the Silver Fox 6-2 to win the “A”, while Newson took the “B” with an 11-4 win over Watts.

The first game of the championship round saw Watts beat Newson 5-3 to advance to the final against MacKenzie. Defending champion Veronica Smith and her Charlottetown team went 1-4 in the nine-team event.

The PEI championship curling season wraps up this weekend with the KFC Under 13 at the Silver Fox in Summerside, and the Travelers Curling Club Championship at Western Community in Alberton, both starting on Friday morning, with live results available at PEICurling.com.

PEI Mixed Championship Round Set

The three separate section winners from the 9 team modified triple knockout draw have been decided, and now advance to Monday’s championship round at the Provincial Mixed Curling Championships, being played at the Cornwall Curling Club.


The “A” section winner, Tyler MacKenzie from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, gets a bye to the 6 pm final, and awaits the winner of the 2 pm semi-final match between B section winner Jamie Newson from Charlottetown and the Silver Fox, and “C” winner Dennis Watts from Charlottetown and the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. 



MacKenzie won the “A” final on Saturday afternoon, beating the Jamie Newson team from 6-2, aided by a 4 point 4th end.  Newson then downed Watts 11-4 in the B final at 10 on Sunday, shutting the game down early with a six-point fifth end. Watts then beat MacKenzie 7-4 to take the Sunday evening C final.  The PEI Mixed winner advances to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, to be played in Manitoba, at the Swan River Curling Club, Nov. 12-18, 2017.

Four teams still unbeaten at PEI Mixed – playing in “A” semis at 10 am Sat.

Two draws are in the books at the nine-team Provincial Mixed Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club, with four teams remaining unbeaten, and advancing to the 10 am Saturday “A” section semi-finals of the modified triple knockout event. These teams are the Matthew MacDonald rink from Montague, and the Tyler MacKenzie foursome from Charlottetown, who will square off in one semi, and the Jamie Newson rink from Charlottetown and the Silver Fox and the Dennis Watts team from Charlottetown and Western Community clubs, who will play off in the other, with the winners advancing to the “A” final at 2 pm Saturday.

Photo: Veronica Smith rink from Charlottetown puts a rock into the rings, while Tyler Mackenzie looks on

In one of the most closely-fought games of the day, Tyler MacKenzie edged defending champ Veronica Smith and her Charlottetown rink 8-7.

Teams with one loss and competing in the B section are Kyle Holland and Veronica Smith, both from the Charlottetown Curling Complex who are facing off at 10 am Saturday, as are Bill Hope (Cornwall, Charlottetown) and Calvin Smith (Silver Fox, Crapaud).

Corey Miller and his Silver Fox and Charlottetown team have two losses, trying to stave off elimination down in the “C” event.

Draws on Saturday and Sunday are at 10 am and 2 and 6 pm. The championship round (unless at team wins all 3 modified triple knockout sections) goes Monday at 2 and, if needed 6 pm. 

The winning team will advance to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, to be played in Manitoba, at the Swan River Curling Club, Nov. 12-18, 2017.

Cornwall to host 2017 PEI Mixed (Fours) 

The Cornwall Curling Club is hosting the 2017 PEI Mixed curling championship from March 3-6, with nine teams competing in the original four player Mixed event. Defending champions are the team of Veronica Smith, Tyler Smith, Sabrina Smith, and Dylan Lowery. The Smith sisters are back this year on a team with Sam Ramsay and Connor MacPhee, while Tyler Smith (no relation) is on a team skipped by Jamie Newson.

Teams will play a modified triple knockout format, advancing section winners to a two game championship round on Monday March 6. With the modified format, section winners also compete in subsequent sections, and could win more than one. If a team wins three sections, they will be declared the winner after the third section final on Sunday evening. If a team wins two sections, they will have a “double-life” in the championship round and win the event if they take either game, while their opponent, who won one section, would have to win both matches.

The winning team will advance to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, to be played in Manitoba, at the Swan River Curling Club, Nov. 12-18, 2017.

Click for Live Results


Date Time Draw Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
2 pm 1 1 2 3 4
6 pm 2     6 5
10 am 3 7 10 8 9
2 pm 4 12 11 14 13
6 pm 5 16 18 17 15
10 am 6 21 19   20
2 pm 7 22   23  
6 pm 8   24    
2 pm 9     P1  
6 pm 10   P2    

Explanation for P1/A and P2/B:
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 are in yellow on the schedule

Modified Triple Knockout Draw with 2 game Ch’ship round (if needed)

(Draw tree not updated during event. Refer to live scoring for game progression)


Skip 3rd 2nd Lead Coach  Club(s)
Kyle Holland Jane DiCarlo Christopher Gallant Whitney Young   Charlottetown Curling Complex
Bill Hope Sandy Hope David Murphy Shelley Ebbett   Cornwall, Charlottetown
Tyler MacKenzie Aleya Quilty Doug MacGregor Jodi Murphy   Charlottetown Curling Complex
Corey Miller Kaleigh Peters Pat Ramsay Elaina Arsenault   Silver Fox, Charlottetown
Jamie Newson Melissa Morrow Tyler Smith Miranda Ellis   Charlottetown, Silver Fox
Matthew MacDonald Gail Greene Paul Morrison Katelyn Greene   Montague Curling Club
Veronica Smith Sam Ramsay Sabrina Smith Connor MacPhee Paul Smith Charlottetown Curling Complex
Calvin Smith Breanne Burgoyne Nick Blanchard Taya-Ray Crossman   Silver Fox and Cornwall
Dennis Watts Jackie Reid Erik Brodersen Alison Griffin   Charlottetown, Western

Click for previous years’ Mixed websites and winners