Alberta’s Deb Santos did her job in the final round robin game at the 2013 Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside, PEI.
Santos faced a must win situation with Northern Ontario’s Vicky Barrett and win she did. She led 7-2 at the break and coasted to a 9-5 victory and a berth in the semi final Saturday, March 23rd at 1:30pm EST. With teammates, Jackie Rae Greening, Diana Backer and Glenna Rubin, Alberta will have hammer in the first end of the the semi final as she finished alone at 8-3.
Quebec’s Catherine Derick was hoping to join her in the semi final but couldn’t overcome BC’s Karen Lepine. Derick had a near impossible shot to win the game in the 10th losing 7-6. Derick now drops to a tie-breaker against Manitoba’s Lois Fowler who kept her title hopes alive by knocking off the previously unbeaten Colleen Pinkney of Nova Scotia. A big three ender in the 5th sent her on her way to that tiebreaker game against Quebec. That game will be played at 8:00 am EST. The winner will face Alberta.
The winner of the semi final will face Pinkney who earned the bye to the championship final with her 10-1 win/loss record.
Northern Ontario’s Barrett finished at 6-5 with the loss to Alberta and is joined by NB’s Heidi Halon, the 2011 Canadian champion.
Three teams finished at 5-6: Saskatchewan’s Cathy Inglis, BC’s Karen Lepine and Newfoundland & Labrador’s Laura Phillips.
At 3-8 were Ontario’s Judy Oryniak and NWT’s Ann McKellar-Gillis.
Rounding out the field was the hometown team of Nola Murphy at 1-10.