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 Sattelberger 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 www.curling.ca/championships/curlcast-1/ 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).