2018 PEI Tankard Men’s Championship

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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 Tankard

Three teams from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, one from Charlottetown and Cornwall, and one from the Crapaud Community Curling Club, will be competing in the 2018 PEI Tankard provincial men’s curling championship, from January 4-7 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Among the teams is one skipped by defending champion skip Eddie MacKenzie, which also includes last year’s team member Sean Ledgerwood at lead. New Brunswick native Josh Barry joins the team at third, with Christopher Gallant moving up from the Junior ranks and playing second stone. Last year’s front end of Matt Nabuurs and Robbie Doherty are playing on a team skipped by John Likely, with Robert Campbell at third. Other entries include last year’s runner-up team, skipped by Phil Gorveatt, with Kevin Champion and Mike Dillon. Mark Victor replaces Mark Butler at lead. The final Charlottetown Curling Complex rink is skipped by Tyler Harris, while the Alan Inman-skipped Crapaud Curling Club team is the final entry. The Tankard winner advances to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 3-11 in Regina SK.


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 host 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. First draw is at 2 pm Thursday. Opening ceremonies originally scheduled for 6:15 pm on Thursday 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
10-end games

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
7 PM 2  D C 3 4
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).
7 PM 4 G H 8
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.
2 PM 6    11  K  
7 PM 7   L 12  
SUN. Jan. 7 2 PM 8   MA
7 PM 9   WB MB   * Qualifying games have yellow number/letter


Tankard Draw

(not updated during event – refer to Live Results for draw progression)


Tankard Rosters

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Team Coach Affiliation Location
M – Team Alan Inman N/A Crapaud Community Curling Club Crapaud, PE
M – Team Eddie MacKenzie Phil Gorveatt Charlottetown Curling Complex Charlottetown, PE
M – Team John Likely N/A Charlottetown/Cornwall Charlottetown/Cornwall, PE
M – Team Philip Gorveatt N/A Charlottetown Curling Complex Charlottetown, PE
M – Team Tyler Harris N/A Charlottetown Curling Complex Charlottetown, PE