Travelers Curling Club Championship

Day 4 recap

The round robin wrapped up today at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, and semifinals are set for Friday. Here’s what happened on the ice on Day 4 of the Travelers Curling Club Championship.

(Photo Anil Mungal)

Alberta’s Brandon Klassen of the Jasper Place Curling Club gives his rock to sweepers Kyle Reynolds and Cody Brown (Photo Anil Mungal)

Draw 11 – Men

Sheet 1 – NL v NU (NL 8 – NU 2)

Newfoundland and Labrador began with two points in the first end and followed up with a two-point steal in the second. Nunavut’s only points scored were in the fifth end with two great draws from skip Wade Kingdon. NL continued their scoring run and the game was conceded after seven ends.

Sheet 2 – AB v NO (AB 15 – NO 3)

Alberta started strong with five in the first end, followed by a steal of one in the second. Northern Ontario looked to be making a comeback in the third when skip Dave Barker made a great draw for three. Alberta took nine points over the next three ends, and it was handshakes after the sixth end.

Sheet 3 – QC v PE (QC 6 – PE 3)

In the first end, QC made a perfect hit-and-roll, followed by two great draws to score three. Prince Edward Island scored one in the second and two in fifth. It was 6-3 after seven ends for QC. Needing the tie, PEI was run out of rocks and it was handshakes without the last rocks thrown.

Sheet 4 – NT v BC (NT 2 – BC 6)

BC started strong, blanking the first end, taking a single in the second, and stealing three in the third and another single in the fourth. Northwest Territories attempted to stay in the game by taking one in the fifth and stealing one in the sixth. BC took another in the seventh and ended the game by taking out NT’s game-tying rocks.

Sheet 5 – ON vs NS (ON 7 – NS 4)

After four ends, Ontario lead 6 -1. Nova Scotia scored three over the next two ends. ON scored one in the seventh & held NS off in the eighth by peeling their way to victory.

Sheet 6 – NB v YT (NB 9 – YT 2)

Yukon, with hammer in the first, had an open hit for four, but missed and gave up a steal of one. New Brunswick stole again in the second. Yukon scored two in the third and the rest of the game belonged to NB. Hand shakes after six ends.

Ontario skip Kerry Lackie, of the Westmount Golf & Country Club, watches a shot come down the ice (Photo Anil Mungal)

Ontario skip Kerry Lackie, of the Westmount Golf & Country Club, watches a shot come down the ice (Photo Anil Mungal)

Draw 12 – Women

Sheet 1 – NL v NU (NL 8 – NU 4)

Nunavut came up with a draw in the second end to take a point and takes a big three points in the sixth to keep them in the game. Newfoundland and Labrador takes two in the seventh to clinch a win.

Sheet 2 – AB v NO (AB 2 – NO 7)

Northern Ontario skip Janice Vettoretti comes up with a beautiful draw for two points in the second end. Alberta manages to take one in the fourth as the skip’s draw doesn’t come in enough for a second shot. AB struggled to maintain their early start and can’t hold off NO.

Sheet 3 – QC v PE (QC 7 – PE 3)

Quebec managed only one point in the first end as their skip was short on both draws, but steals one in the fourth end. Prince Edward Island skip Tammi Cudmore made the push back but rolled too far, allowing QC to steal a single on the way to a 7-3 win.

Sheet 4 – NT v BC (NT 9 – BC 5)

Northwest Territories stole three in the first end. BC third, Tricia Mayea, made a perfect draw to force NT to make a freeze. The freeze was short – BC takes two. With the game tied 5-5 coming home, BC’s last shot misses and NT takes four points to remain undefeated.

Sheet 5 – ON v NS (ON 6 – NS 5)

Ontario managed to steal one in the first with lots of rocks in play. Nova Scotia skip Marion MacAulay made a great takeout, but unfortunately rolled out to score only one in the third end. NS steals two in the fourth for a 3-3 tie going into the break. They steal another in the seventh to tie it up at 5-5. Ontario wins with a draw by skip Kerry Lackie.

Sheet 6 – NB v TY (NB 13 – YT 2)

New Brunswick started off with a four-ender, and scored another four in the third. Unfortunately for YT, it was a runaway game for NB.

BC's Don Monk and Steve Claxton enjoy a moment during their game at the Travelers Curling Club Championship on Thursday (Photo Anil Mungal)

BC’s Don Monk and Steve Claxton of the Langley Curling Club take a break during their game at the Travelers Curling Club Championship on Thursday (Photo Anil Mungal)

Draw 12 – Men

Sheet 1 – MB v BC (MB 9 – BC 8)

For those watching the scoreboard, a BC win would have meant a 5-way tie.
Manitoba got off to a good start with three points in the first end and a steal in the second. British Columbia got back in the game with four in the third a single in the fourth. MB gained momentum taking two in the fifth, stealing singles in the next two ends. BC came back to tie it up with three in the eighth. MB scored their single to win a hard-fought game.

Sheet 2 – ON v PE (ON 9 – PE 5)

Ontario started strong with a steal of five in the first and led 9-1 after three. Prince Edward Island slowly clawed back, but not enough. It was hand shakes after sixth.

Sheet 3 – NO v NB (NO 3 – NB 8)

Northern Ontario was held to singles in first, third and fifth. New Brunswick scored at least two when they had the hammer & finished with a steal of one in the seventh to take the win.

Sheet 4 – NS v NL (NS 7 – NL 6)

The teams were tied after two ends. In the fourth, Nova Scotia makes a nice hit and roll to take a single. Newfoundland and Labrador steals one in the seventh to be up by two, but NS comes up with three points in the eighth to win.

Sheet 5 – AB v NT (AB 9 – NT 2)

Northwest Territories takes one in first. In the second, they tapped one in to sit shot. Alberta took out the NT rock to score four. AB continued their roll to steal two in the third and three in the fourth. NT shook hands after scoring one in the sixth.

Sheet 6 – SK v QC (SK 7 – QC 6)

In the third, QC lies two for the potential steal – a great shot by SK skip Kory Kohuch scores one. QC misses last rock in fourth and SK steals a single. QC takes three in the seventh and leads by two coming home without hammer. SK made a perfect tap to take three and the win.

Yellowknife Curling Club skip Sharon Cormier delivers her shot (Photo Anil Mungal)

Yellowknife Curling Club skip Sharon Cormier delivers her shot (Photo Anil Mungal)

Draw 14 – Women

Sheet 1 – MB v BC (MB 8 – BC 5)

BC started strong stealing singles in the first and second ends. MB took three in the third with a great draw from skip Tracy Andries. MB stole three in the fourth, taking a 6-2 lead into the fourth end break. BC skip Diane Myrden retired from the game with a knee injury. The remaining three BC players, battled back taking two in fifth, but couldn’t stop MB taking two back in the sixth. BC was held to one in the seventh and run out of rocks in the eighth.

Sheet 2 – ON v PE (ON 3 – PE 6)

Prince Edward Island took one in the first with a draw against two. The game was kept close by teams taking alternate singles until PE stole two to win the game in the eighth.

Sheet 3 – NO v NB (NO 3 – NB 5)

New Brunswick takes one in the first with a takeout by the skip, and stole one in the second. Both teams exchanged single points with NB taking the last point in the eighth for the win.

Sheet 4 – NS v NL (NS 4 – NL 5)

Newfoundland and Labrador steals one to start the game. With lots of rocks in play in the fifth, NL scored only a single. After seven ends, NS has a 4-2 lead. NL comes back scoring two in the eighth to force an extra end. NL steals one for the win.

Sheet 5 – AB v NT (AB & NT 3)

Alberta blanked the first end and took two in the second. Northwest Territories third, Kristan Thompson, made a great hit to clean up the front of the house, but AB was still able to steal the third and fourth ends to lead 6-0 going into the fourth end break. NT scored 2 in the sixth and stole one in the seventh, but it was handshakes after the seventh.

Sheet 6 SK v QC (SK 5 – QC 3)

Saskatchewan blanked the first end, took one in the second and stole singles in the third and fourth, keeping Quebec scoreless in the first half. QC tied it all up by the end of the sixth. SK was leading by one after seven ends and was sitting one after their last rock. A missed shot by QC skip’s Nathalie Gagnon’s last rock gave SK the steal and the game.

Semifinal action gets underway Friday at 7 p.m. AT at the Mayflower Curling Club.

Women:

Sheet 4: PE versus MB

Sheet 5: ON versus NT

Men:

Sheet 2: SK versus MB

Sheet 3: AB versus ON

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