January 9-13, 2019, Western Community Curling Club, Alberton
Four teams remain in contention after Friday play at the Scotties Provincial Women’s Championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with Sarah Fullerton and her Charlottetown and Silver Fox team capturing the ‘B’ Qualifier in the modified triple knockout, edging ‘A’ Qualifier winner Veronica Smith from the Cornwall Curling Club by a 4-3 score. In the other two games in the 7 pm draw, the Suzanne Birt rink downed their Charlottetown clubmates the Lisa Jackson team 11-1 in only five ends, while the Melissa Morrow team from the Silver Fox beat Charlottetown’s Chloé McCloskey team 8-1 in eight ends. Jackson and McCloskey are now eliminated from the event.
Smith takes on Morrow, while Fullerton faces Birt Saturday at 2 pm, with the winners squaring off in the “C” Qualifier at 7 pm. The two-game playoff round between the Qualifiers from the three sections goes Sunday at 9 am and 2 pm. If either Smith or Fullerton win the “C” Qualifier and the first playoff game, the second game will not be necessary.
ALBERTON — There are no longer any undefeated teams in either the P.E.I men’s or women’s curling championships.
Skip Sarah Fullerton releases a rock during the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship in Alberton as her front end, Aleya Quilty, left, and Anita Casey await sweeping instructions. Fullerton downed previously unbeaten Veronica Smith Friday night to move to 4-1 (won-lost) in the standings with Smith. – Eric McCarthy
Veronica Smith’s Cornwall Curling Club team was the last to fall, losing 4-3 to Sarah Fullerton Friday night in the ‘B’ Qualifier of the P.E.I. Scotties modified triple knock-out championship.
Smith, with hammer, blanked the first two ends, but it was Fullerton who got on board first, stealing a single in the third. The teams traded deuces the next two ends and, after Smith blanked the sixth, Fullerton stole another single in the seventh to go up 4-2. After Smith got one point back in the eighth, it was Fullerton’s turn to blank an end and she then ran Smith out of rocks in the tenth.
There were two elimination games on the Friday night draw with Suzanne Birt and Melissa Morrow both getting the win they needed to stay alive. Birt downed Lisa Jackson 11-1 in five ends, and Morrow sidelined Chloé McCloskey 8-1 in eight ends, with each advancing team recording six stolen points.
From a starting field of seven women’s teams in the modified triple knock-out championship, now just four remain and all four of them will see action in Saturday’s 2 p.m. draw. Smith plays Morrow for a second time and Birt plays Fullerton. Winners advance to the ‘C’ Qualifier at 7 p.m.
Scoring six points over three consecutive middle ends were enough to keep Veronica Smith and her Cornwall Curling Club team’s undefeated record intact Thursday afternoon at the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship. She followed up a triple in the fourth end with a steal of two in the fifth and one more in the sixth and went on to beat previously unbeaten Melissa Morrow from the Silver Fox 8-2 in the ‘A’ qualifier of the women’s modified triple knock-out championship
The Scotties and the men’s Tankard are both being played at Alberton’s Western Community Curling Club, this week.
Skip Lisa Jackson, center, and her mate Carolyn Coulson look on as Jane DiCarlo, mate for the Veronica Smith rink ponders a shot from first draw action at the P.E.I Scotties Wednesday. Both Jackson and Smith registered wins on Thursday afternoon, Smith’s win coming in the ‘A’ Qualifier of the modified triple knock-out championship. – Eric McCarthy
Smith and Morrow both drop into ‘B’ qualifier semi-finals on Friday.
In other games on the afternoon draw, Sarah Fullerton (Charlottetown/Silver Fox), scored four multi-point ends while holding Tammy Dewar (Montague) to five single point ends in a 9-5 Fullerton victory, and Lisa Jackson (Charlottetown Curling Complex) broke open a close 2-2 game with Chloé McCloskey (Charlottetown Curling Complex) by scoring five points in ends 8 and 9 for a 7-2 win.
ALBERTON — It will be Veronica Smith and her team from the Cornwall Curling Club who will face Melissa Morrow and her Silver Fox Curling Club rink in the “A” Qualifier of the P.E.I. Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling Championships, Thursday at 2 p.m
Skip Veronica Smith reacts as her rock nears the house. She stitched together a pair of wins Wednesday, the opening day of the P.E.I. Scotties. – Eric McCarthy
Smith downed the Sarah Fullerton team from the Charlottetown and Silver Fox clubs 7-5 Wednesday night at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton.
It was the end of a very long day for the two teams who played in the opening draw at 9 a.m. and then waited through storm delays before meeting each other in Draw 3 at 9 p.m.
Fullerton went up 2-1 after four ends before Smith rebounded with one in the fifth and a stolen deuce after the break. Fullerton cut the lead to 4-3 in the seventh and then the teams traded deuces over the next two ends, leaving Smith with hammer heading home and clinging to a 6-5 lead.
ALBERTON — With two convincing wins Wednesday, Melissa Morrow and her Silver Fox Curling Club team of Darcee Birch, Lindsey Spencer and Miranda Ellis has advanced to Thursday’s “A” qualifer of the P.E.I. Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling championship.
Miranda Ellis, left, lead stone on the Melissa Morrow rink and Lindsey Spencer, second stone, look down the ice to see the result of the opposing team’s shot. Morrow, whose team also includes mate Darcee Birch, scored two convincing wins on the opening day of the P.E.I. Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling championship Wednesday at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. – Eric McCarthy
Morrow needed just eight ends Wednesday morning to score a 10-4 victory over Tammy Dewar from Montague. Then Wednesday evening, in a draw delayed because of a snowstorm, she cruised to a 13-3 victory over the Suzanne Birt rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club in a game called after seven ends.
With the win Morrow advances to the A” qualifier Thursday at 2 p.m. against either Sarah Fullerton or Veronica Smith. Fullerton and Smith are meeting in Wednesday’s 9 p.m. draw.
ALBERTON, P.E.I. – Veronica Smith’s Cornwall rink travelled to Alberton on Tuesday night to beat the storm.
They wanted to make sure they’d be ready for the opening draw of the 2019 P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s curling championship. They just didn’t count on having to beat the flu, too. The team arrived at the Western Community Curling Club on Wednesday morning just as a forecasted storm was settling in, but with just three curlers. Second stone Sabrina Smith stayed behind to recover.
That left third stone Jane DiCarlo and lead Whitney Jenkins to handle all of the sweeping. The skip was pleased with how her team responded in an 8-5 win over Lisa Jackson of the Charlottetown Curling Complex.
“When you put something like that into your mind first thing, first game, it’s hard, so we came up this morning (Wednesday) and said, ‘You know what, we’re playing with three,’ we’ve done this before in other tournaments and we were focused,” said Smith. “We knew what we had to do out there, and we just played shot by shot.”
Silver Fox’s Melissa Morrow scored four with hammer in the eighth, bringing her game against Montague’s Tammy Dewar to an early conclusion – 10-4.
“We played very well,” said Morrow, the only member of her team with previous Scotties experience.
It was Morrow’s first time skipping at that level, although she skipped the same team in the provincial Travelers championship last year.
Amanda Colter, mate on the Sarah Fullerton rink, gives directions to sweepers Anita Casey, left, and Aleya Quilty while Kristie Rogers, mate on the Chloé McCloskey rink, and McCloskey look on. A deuce in the eighth and a stolen single in nine propelled Fullerton to a 6-4 win in the opening draw of the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. The Men’s Tankard is also being played there. – Eric McCarthy
In the other opening-draw game, Sarah Fullerton and her Charlottetown/Silver Fox rink scored its only deuce of the game in the eighth end to open up a 5-4 lead on the Chloé McCloskey rink from Charlottetown. They stole a point in the ninth, and ran McCloskey out of rocks in the 10th for a 6-4 victory.
“It was a well-played game. We had to be patient, but, overall, we were happy with the ice conditions,” Fullerton assessed their game.
ALBERTON — Draw 1 of the P.E.I. Provincial men’s and women’s curling championships is in the books at Alberton’s Western Community Curling Club, but weather and road conditions have caused some jigging of the schedule for the rest of Wednesday. Organizers have postponed the 2 p.m. draw until 5 p.m., and the 7 p.m. draw has been shifted to 9 p.m. Opening ceremonies have been cancelled.
Miranda Ellis, second stone on Melissa Morrow’s Silver Fox rink gives directions to her sweepers after releasing a stone in the opening draw of the P.E.I. Scotties Women’s Curling Championship at Western Community Curling Club Wednesday. – Eric McCarthy
On the ice, Melissa Morrow and her Silver Fox Curling Club team scored four with the hammer in the eighth end to take a 10-4 lead over Montague’s Tammy Dewar.
Sarah Fullerton scored her only deuce of the game in the eighth end to grab a 5-4 lead over Charlottetown’s Chloé McCloskey. She stole a point in the 9th and ran McCloskey out of rocks in the tenth for a 6-4 victory.
Scotties and Tankard Draw and schedule
|Date||Time||Draw||Ice 1||Ice 2||Ice 3|
|Opening Ceremonies Cancelled
Explanation for WA/WB & MA/MB:
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 game number background.
Note: Four teams have been seeded in both the men’s and women’s based on earnings, while the other 2 men’s and 3 women’s teams were placed in position based on a draw from a hat.
Men’s Seedings: 1. vanOuwerkerk 2. T.Smith 3. MacKenzie 4. Higgins
Women’s Seedings: 1. Birt 2. V.Smith 3. Fullerton 4. Morrow