MacFadyen repeats as Senior Men's Champion
Montague-The rink of Ted MacFadyen, Bill MacFadyen, Sandy Foy and Mike Coady from the Crapaud Community Curling Club defeated Charlottetown's Matt Smith rink 5-2 this afternoon to repeat as PEI Credit Unions Provincial Senior Men's champions. Other members of the Smith rink are Lou Creamer, Fred Fitzpatrick, and Gordon MacDonald. It was a low scoring game, with the two rinks tied at one point each after five ends of play. MacFadyen took single markers in ends six and seven, and scored a deuce in the ninth to seal the win, with Smith scoring only a single point in the second half.
MacFadyen won all four of his A section games, but lost his only B division game, to Smith in an extra end, to force the final match.
MacFadyen, at that time playing with Barrie Stevenson, John McKay and Mike Coady, also won in 2001 and 2002.
Currie wins Senior Women's Championship
The Barbara Currie rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club defeated Charlottetown's Diane MacKay rink by a 9-6 score this afternoon to win the PEI Credit Unions Provincial Senior Women's Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Club. Other members of the Currie rink are Karen MacDonald, Helen MacDonald, and Dawn MacFadyen, with coach Al Ledgerwood. Playing with MacKay were Sherren Morrison, Shelley Ebbett, and Jackie Olafson. Currie lead 6-2 after five ends, but MacKay came within one point after scoring a triple in the eighth end. Currie came back with a deuce in the 9th, and ran MacKay out of rocks in the 10th.
Currie, MacKay, and defending champion Shirley Berry all finished round robin play with 3-1 records. Berry lost 10-7 to Currie in the semi-final.
Currie had previously won the event in 2001, playing with Ann Currie, Joyce Duffy, and Helen MacDonald.
The MacFadyen and Currie rinks will advance to the Canadian Seniors Championships, March 19-27, 2005 in East St. Paul Manitoba.
Seniors Finals: MacFadyen vs Smith, MacKay vs Currie
The finals go Monday at 3 pm in both the men's and women's sections of the Provincial Credit Unions Provincial Curling Championships at the Montague Curling Club. In the men's section, Charlottetown's Matt Smith defeated Montague's Larry Dewar 8-4 this morning to advance to the final against defending champion Ted MacFadyen from the Crapaud Community Curling Club.
There will be a new women's champion, as Barbara Currie of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club defeated defending champion Shirley Berry of Cornwall 10-7 in the Monday morning semi-final. Currie now meets Charlottetown's Diane MacKay rink in the final. All three rinks had finished round-robin play with identical 3-1 records, but MacKay finished in first place as a result of shootout results and earned a bye to the final.
Winners of this afternoon's finals will advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 19-27 in East St. Paul Manitoba.
Larry Dewar plays Matt Smith at 10 am winner plays Ted MacFadyen in final at 3 pm. On the ladies side Shirley Berry takes on Barbara Currie at 10 am. Winner meets Diane MacKay at 3 pm for title.
MacFadyen in Men's final, 3 teams at 3-1 after Women's Round Robin at Seniors
Defending champion Ted MacFadyen from the Crapaud Community Curling Club will face either Larry Dewar from the host Montague Curling Club, or Matt Smith from the Charlottetown Curling Club in the 3 pm Monday men's final at the PEI Credit Unions Provincial Seniors Curling Championships. MacFadyen defeated Dewar 7-1 Sunday morning to go to 4-0 and earn the finals berth, but lost 8-7 in an extra end to Smith in the evening draw. In the 10 am Monday semi-final, Smith plays Dewar, who defeated Summerside's Grant Somers 8-3 to advance.
Three rinks finished round robin play with 3-1 win-loss records in the women's division.
In Sunday play, Barbara Currie of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club took her first loss, to defending champion Shirley Berry of Cornwall by a 12-8 score, but went on to defeated Myrna Sanderson of Cornwall 10-1 in her final round robin game.
Berry also took her first loss today, 8-7 in an extra end to Charlottetown's Diane MacKay, who defeated clubmate Paula Creamer 12-2 in the morning draw.
Currie, Berry, and MacKay all finish at 3-1 and will advance to the playoff round. Sanderson completed play at 1-3, while Creamer was 0-4.
Playoff games are scheduled for 10 am and 3 pm on Monday, with the women's final at 11 am on Tuesday.