Alberta’s Deb Santos Wins Shoot-Out
Alberta’s Deb Santos had a solid opening day at the 2013 Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship in Summerside, PEI. Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club. Lepine remains sidelined with a fractured wrist. Regular third Lorraine Jeffries is skipping with local alernate Nancy Sinclair playing second stone. Manitoba’s Lois Fowler joins the group following a defeat of the current World Senior champion Heidi Hanlon of NB 10-9. Fowler led 10-4 after 6 ends only to watch Hanlon battle back. St. John’s Laura Phillips snuck past Saskatchewan’s Cathy Inglis 5-3 on the strength of a steal of one in the 9th to give her a two point lead. Finally, Quebec finished off their strong start with Thurso’s Catherine Derick stopping Nola Murphy of the host club and province 13-6. Joining Hanlon at 1-1 is Northern Ontario’s Vicky Barrett. The Sudbury skip dropped Ontario’s Judy Oryniak to 0-2 with a hard fought 6-5 last stone victory. Also winless after two games are BC’s Lepine and Saskatchewan’s Inglis. The Canadian Seniors is being played at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside, PEI. Results can be found at https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/?e=8. Play continues all week with the championship finals for both genders scheduled for Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 am EST. The winners will represent Canada at the 2014 World Seniors at a location yet to be announced.