Quebec, NB & Ontario Share Top Spot

Quebec’s Martin Ferland of the Club de curling Laviolette in Trois-Rivieres shares top spot after two rounds of play at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Sudbury. Ferland thumped Nunavut’s Ed Martin FerlandSattelberger 12-6 leading the way in the 14 team field at 2-0 with Ontario’s Mark Homan and New Brunswick’s Sylvie Robichaud. Homan and his Rideau CC foursome (Ottawa) defeated Brett Gallant of PEI 7-2 in eight ends and Robichaud, with a nice last stone tap back in the 10th end, edged Steve Moss of Yellowknife 6-4 to share top spot. In other second round action, Alberta’s Kurt Balderston stormed out of the gate in his first game with a 10-3 trashing of Nova Scotia’s Chris Sutherland, a game conceded after 7 seven ends.  Also playing their first game in the competition were Saskatchewan and Newfoundland & Labrador and Jason Ackerman of Regina beat Stephenville’s Gary Alcock 7-5. British Columbia, Yukon, Manitoba and Northern Ontario had second round  byes. For complete results, visit the CCA’s CurlCast Draws continue throughout the week at the Sudbury Curling Club with game times each day – Saturday, November 12 to Thursday, November 17 – at 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The final draw is Friday, November 18th at 9:00 a.m. followed by playoffs leading to the championship final Saturday, November 19th at 1:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).