Travelers Curling Club Championship

Day 3 recap

The third day of competition is completed at the Travelers Curling Club Championships in Halifax. Here’s the Day 3 recap.

(Photo Anil Mungal)

(Photo Anil Mungal)

Draw 7 – Women

QC vs ON

In the eighth, Ontario did a great job keeping the end clean and ensuring Quebec didn’t get too many stones in play. After seconds’ rocks, Ontario was in control of the end and held on to take the 6-3 victory.

NL vs SK

Tied 2-2 after four, but NL gives up a steal of one in the sixth and can’t climb back from a 6-2 score. Saskatchewan wins 7-2

NT vs YK

Northwest Territories led 8-0 after two ends, taking five in the first. After five ends, leading 11- 2, NT kept it clean, giving up another point in seven when Yukon skip Sherry MacInnis made a great take-out. Northwest Territories wins 11-3

PEI vs NU

Trailing 8-3 after six ends, Nunavut was able to steal one in the seventh, but a hit and roll by PEI put the game away, winning 8-4.

NB vs MB

In an extra end, a freeze attempt by New Brunswick slid too far, giving Manitoba the 5-4 win without having to throw last rock.

BC vs AB

Tied after seven, Alberta skip Morgan Jay Muise throws a takeout on her last shot for the 9-7 win.

(Photo Anil Mungal)

(Photo Anil Mungal)

Draw 8 – Men

PE vs NU

Prince Edward Island takes two in the third end, steals one in the fourth and takes two more in the sixth on the way to a 7-4 win.

NL vs SK

Tied after three, Saskatchewan went on to take three in the fourth end and another three in the sixth. Saskatchewan wins 8-3

BC vs AB

Alberta scored a five-ender in the seventh end to earn the 9-3 win.

NT vs YK

Yukon built a 7-1 lead after four ends, making it impossible for Northwest Territories to get back into the game. Yukon wins 8-2 after six ends

QC vs ON

In the eight end things are looking good for QC with a rock buried on the four foot. However, a great angle run back by ON removes the QC shot rock and leaves ON sitting three with one QC rock to come. QC plays a freeze on the ON shot stone but is just several inches too heavy and the ON shot stone is bumped back leaving some separation between the two rocks. ON with last shot must remove the QC stone without jamming it on their own stone. The ON skip made a great shot and the QC rock was removed giving ON four points in the eight end and a 9-5 win over QC. It was a close and exciting game for the fans behind the glass.

(Photo Anil Mungal)

(Photo Anil Mungal)

Draw 9 – Women

NS vs PE

Nova Scotia was fighting for its tournament life against a red-hot team from PEI. Trailing 4-3 after seven ends, Nova Scotia has four rocks in front of the house, with two PEI stones in the house. NS skip Marion MacAulay makes a delicate tap with her first and an even better angle raise with her last to set up the steal. PEI skipTammi Cudmore is faced with a tricky tap that required a bit of a flop to the centre, which is just made and a 5-3 win for PEI.

NL vs QC

In the fifth it was tied 4-4 and QC skip Nathalie Gagnon was looking to protect shot stone on the back button. NL skip Susan Curtis’s last is a tough double-raise that goes wide resulting in a steal of one for Quebec.

After a deuce in six for NL, Quebec closes out the victory with scores of two in seven and again in eight for the 9-6 win.

NO vs NT

In a back-and-forth game, Northern Ontario takes one in the sixth and steals the seventh end to leave the game tied going into the deciding eighth. NT takes the single to seal the victory and an 8-7 win.

(Photo Anil Mungal)

(Photo Anil Mungal)

Draw 10 – Men

NB vs BC

In a hotly contested match, New Brunswick went into the final end leading 5-4. In the eighth, BC’s third, Steve Claxton, was throwing hit weight to clear off two corner guards and expose the NB shot stone. A run-back double is well made, removing the shot stone but leaving a centre guard. Tyler Milson (NB’s third) tries to bury behind the centre-guard but just rubs off. Caxton’s second shot removes a red guard leaving NB skip Mike Flannery an out-turn tap that goes a little wide. BC skip Darren Frycz responds with an in-turn draw which is dead-buried. Flannery throws an equally excellent draw and ends nestled right next to the BC stone, sitting one but partially exposed. The final BC stone over-curls, hitting the centre guard and giving New Brunswick the steal and a 6-4 victory.

Action continues at the Mayflower Curling Club on Thursday. Follow all the curling scores on Curling.ca.

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