Canada Games Training Teams set following Trials #1 in Summerside
The four Canada Games Training Teams – two boy’s and two girl’s, have been selected following Trials #1, which wrapped up this afternoon at the Silver Fox in Summerside. These teams will receive additional training and support in advance of Trials #2 in November at the Cornwall Curling Club, where the two teams that will represent PEI at the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer AB, February 15 until March 3, 2019, will be selected.
The two boy’s teams are the Mitchell Schut team from Cornwall, and Charlottetown’s Chase MacMillan rink, while the Lauren Ferguson team from Cornwall, Crapaud, and Charlottetown, and the Sydney Howatt foursome from Cornwall are the girl’s Training Teams.
(Skip-lead L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, Colin MacKenzie, Bill Hope (coach)
(Skip-lead L-R): Chase MacMillan, Jack MacFadyen, Liam Barbrick, Davis Nicholson, Rob Roberts (coach)
Schut was the first to lock up a Training Team spot, winning his first three games in the three-team double round robin boy’s competition. He lost his fourth to MacMillan, who finished with a 2-1 record. A scheduled game between MacMillan and the Cruz Pineau team (0-3) was not required, as it would not have affected the outcome.
(Skip-lead L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (coach)
(L-R): Sierra Clyke (third), Sydney Howatt (skip) Meghan Sherren (second), Madelyn Cantwell (lead), A.J. Campbell (coach)
Ferguson and Howatt both finished with 3-1 win-loss records, with Howatt losing her opener to Ferguson, and Ferguson losing to Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean, who finished at 2-2. Clubmates Howatt and MacLean were tied with 2-1 records going into the last round, where they played each other, with Howatt winning 7-3. The Clara Jack and Emily Sanderson teams from Cornwall both finished with 1-3 records.
Canada Games Trials #1 Set
The Canada Winter Games Trials #1, for curlers born after July 1, 2000, take place February 2-4, 2018 at the Silver Fox in Summerside, and will qualify two male and two female teams to be the Canada Winter Games Training Teams. These teams will receive additional training opportunities and will advance to Trials #2 at the Cornwall Curling Club in November. The winning teams from Trials #2 will advance to the 2019 Canada Winter Games, which will take place from February 15 until March 3, 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.
At the Trials #1, the three boy’s teams will play a double round robin format, while the five girl’s rinks will play a single round robin.
With the forecast flash freeze warning for this afternoon/evening, Curl PEI has decided to cancel the 6 pm Friday evening draw for the Canada Games Trial #1.
Draw times on Saturday will remain the same, with 9 am becoming Draw 1, 1:30 pm becoming Draw 2, etc.
Draw and Revised Schedule
(Games are eight ends)
Boys: Double Round Robin format (Light Green background)
Girls: Single Round Robin format (Light Purple background)
|Ice 2||Ice 3||Ice 4||Ice 5||Ice 6||BYE|
| *If needed|
1. The team listed first in the draw will have first practice, deliver red stones and the clockwise rotation while the second team listed will have second practice, deliver yellow stones and counter-clockwise rotation for the Last Stone Draw.2. This event will not determine a winner; instead, two male and two female teams will qualify from this event as the Canada Games Training Teams. These teams will advance to Trials #2 next season.
|M – Team MacMillan||Rob Roberts||Charlottetown Curling Complex||Charlottetown, PE|
|M – Team Pineau||Shelly MacFadyen||Silver Fox Curling Club||Summerside, PE|
|M – Team Schut||Bill Hope||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|W – Team Ferguson||David Murphy||Cornwall, Crapaud, Charlottetown||Cornwall, Crapaud, Charlottetown PE|
|W – Team Howatt||A.J. Campbell||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|W – Team Jack||Aleya Quilty||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|W – Team MacLean||Carl Nicholson||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|W – Team Sanderson||Edgar Coffin||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
Curl PEI – 2019 CWG Trials
Tie Breaking Scenarios