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Robyn MacPhee and Eddie MacKenzie rinks repeat as PEI Scotties and Tankard champs
It was a repeat win for both the Robyn MacPhee team, who won the PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s curling championships, and their Charlottetown Curling clubmates the Eddie MacKenzie foursome, who are once again PEI Tankard provincial men’s champions, following the first of two possible championship games for each, this afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club. Team MacPhee now advances to the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, January 27 to February 4 in Penticton BC, while the MacKenzie rink will play in the Tim Hortons Brier, March 3-11 in Regina SK.
Photo (L-R): Robyn MacPhee, Sarah Fullerton, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid, coach Mitch O’Shea
Photo (L-R): Eddie MacKenzie, Josh Barry, Chris Gallant, Sean Ledgerwood, coach Phil Gorveatt
MacPhee, with teammates Sarah Fullerton, Meaghan Hughes, and Michelle McQuaid, defeated PEI’s two-time reigning provincial Junior champions, the Lauren Lenentine rink from the host Cornwall club by a 6-2 score in nine ends, while MacKenzie, playing with Josh Barry, Chris Gallant, and Sean Ledgerwood beat Cornwall and Charlottetown’s John LIkely team, also in nine ends, by a 12-4 score, after MacKenzie scored five points in the ninth.
Women’s finalists (R-L): Lauren Lenentine, Kristie Rogers, Breanne Burgoyne, Rachel O’Connor, with coach Pat Quilty, and Sandy Matheson, representing Curl PEI.
Photo (R-L): Men’s finalists John Likely, Robert Campbell, Matthew Nabuurs, Robbie Doherty
Both MacPhee and MacKenzie had two chances to defend their respective championships today, by virtue of having won two sections of their modified triple knockout draws, but won on the first try. Lenentine and Likely, who won one section, would have had to have won both games to take their respective titles. The Lenentine foursome will be participating in the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships, Jan. 13 – 21 in Shawinigan Quebec.
Five women’s and five men’s teams took part in this year’s PEI Scotties and Tankard.
Five rinks to compete for PEI Scotties
Two teams from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, two from the Cornwall Curling Club, and one from the Montague Curling Club will be competing in the 2018 PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s curling championship, from January 4-7 at the Cornwall Curling Club. The defending champion Robyn MacPhee rink from Charlottetown, and the runner-up Veronica Smith team from Cornwall are among the entrants, along with the 2017 Junior Women’s champion Lauren Lenentine team from Cornwall, and the 2015 Canadian Travelers Championship winning team, skipped by Lisa Jackson, and playing out of Charlottetown. Tammy Dewar is skipping the lone Montague entry..
The PEI Scotties winning team advances to the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, January 27 to February 4 in Penticton BC.
It’ll be a busy four days from January 4th to 7th (with the players banquet the evening of the third), at the four sheet Cornwall Curling Club, as they hosting both the Tankard PEI men’s curling championship and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts PEI women’s championship. Future Scotties and Future Tankard junior teams, who may someday enter the Scotties and Tankard, will also be in attendance at the banquet and opening ceremonies, and will be participating in a curling camp at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.
Admission is just $5 a draw or $20 for a full event pass. 1st draw is at 2 pm Thursday. Opening ceremonies, originally scheduled for 6:15 pm have been cancelled. Draw 2 is scheduled for 7 pm.
Both the Scotties and the Tankard will play modified triple-knockout formats, 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.
Tankard Men’s Games: Green background ScottiesWomen’s Games: Violet background
Qualifier Games have number or letter with Yellow background
Playoff games have number or letter with Light Blue background
|Day||Date||Time||Draw||Ice 1||Ice 2||Ice 3||Ice 4||Explanation for WA/WB & MA/MB:|
|THU.||Jan. 4||2 PM||1||1||2||B||A||1. One team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.|
|6:15 PM||Opening Ceremonies CANCELLED|
|FRI.||Jan. 5||2 PM||3||6||5||E||F||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).|
|SAT.||Jan. 6||9 AM||5||10||I||9||J||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.|
|SUN.||Jan. 7||2 PM||8||MA
|7 PM||9||WB||MB||* Qualifying games have yellow number/letter|
(not updated during event – refer to Live Results for draw progression)
(Click for team members)
|W – Team Lauren Lenentine||Pat Quilty||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|
|W – Team Lisa Jackson||N/A||Charlottetown Curling Club||Charlottetown, PE|
|W – Team Robyn MacPhee||Mitch O’Shea||Charlottetown Curling Complex||Charlottetown, PE|
|W – Team Tammy Dewar||N/A||Montague Curling Club||Montague, PE|
|W – Team Veronica Smith||Pat Aylward||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall, PE|