New Brunswick’s women played ‘giant killers’ in Draw 10 of The Dominion Curling Club Championship in Richmond, B.C. Shannon Tatlock’s squad from the Beausejour Curling Club knocked off previously unbeaten Manitoba 6-2.
Tatlock made a perfect for two in the 5th, then broke the game open in the 7th, executing a perfect board-weight hit through a port to score three. “The port was staggered, so I had to throw quiet weight to make that shot.” New Brunswick improves their record to 2 and 2. Manitoba falls to 4 and 1, but they’re still in first place in the “Grey” pool.
Ontario’s Jodi McCutcheon is the only undefeated team left in the women’s division, at 4-0 in the “Blue” pool after a Draw 10 bye.
In other games, Northern Ontario kept their “Grey” pool playoff hopes alive with a 9-3 win over Northwest Territories to improve their record to 3 and 1. British Columbia (2-2) bounced back from a heartbreaking loss Wednesday night to beat The Yukon 10-1.
Saskatchewan is now at 4 and 1 in the “Blue” pool, needing an extra end to beat Newfoundland 6-4. Pam Osborne of St. John’s had a chance to win it in the 8th, but her tap attempt came up inches short, forcing an extra end. Quebec (3-1) is also in the playoff hunt in the “Blue” pool after a 10-1 win over Nunavut.
Nova Scotia won their first game after four losses, beating PEI 5-4 in an extra end.
In men’s play from Thursday morning, Newfoundland and Labrador knocked Saskatchewan from the ranks of the unbeaten men’s teams with a 7-4 win over Saskatchewan’s Brad Bibby.
Newfoundland and Labrador is now 3 and 1 in the “Blue” pool, while Saskatchewan falls to 4-1. Ontario had the bye, and remains 4-0. There was also a big upset in the “Grey” pool, as TheYukon stole 2 in the 8th end to beat B.C. 6-4. The Yukon is now 3 and 2, while B.C. falls to 2 and 2.
Manitoba leads the “Grey” pool at 4 and 1 after a 7-4 win over New Brunswick. Nova Scotia picked up their first win, upsetting PEI 7-4, Nunavut scored 5 in the first on their way to a 12-4 win over Quebec, and Northern Ontario beat Northwest Territories 7-4.
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