The Championship Pools are set in both men’s and women’s pool play as the round robin finished up Monday afternoon at the 2019 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Chilliwack, B.C.
Bruce Korte’s undefeated Saskatchewan rink from the Nutana Curling Club clinched top spot in men’s Pool B with a 6-0 record. Joining them are Northern Ontario’s Al Hackner (4-2), B.C.’s Wes Craig (4-2) and the reigning champions from Ontario representing the Russell Curling Club, skipped by Bryan Cochrane (3-3).
In Pool A, the 2018 world champion, Wade White of Alberta, finished at 5-1, alone in top spot after wrapping up the round robin with a commanding 10-2 win over Manitoba earlier in the day. Manitoba’s Dave Boehmer and Quebec’s François Roberge both finish with 4-2 records, and Nova Scotia’s Brent MacDougall from the Mayflower Club in Halifax grabs that last spot with a 3-3 record.
In women’s action, Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson finished up the round robin with a perfect 6-0 record after a 6-3 win over Alberta’s Glenys Bakker.
Pool A teams joining Anderson in the Championship Pool include Northern Ontario’s Kim Beaudry from the Fort Frances Curling Club (4-2), B.C.’s Marilou Richter from the Penticton and Kelowna Curling Club (3-3) and Glenys Bakker of Calgary’s Garrison Curling Club (3-3).
Ontario’s Sherry Middaugh heads Pool B, also with a perfect 6-0 record. Middaugh picked up a 4-2 win in a tight game against Nova Scotia’s Nancy McConnery in the afternoon draw.
Also heading to the Championship pool from the B pool are Manitoba’s Terry Ursel of the Arden Curling Club (5-1), McConnery’s Mayflower foursome from Halifax (4-2), and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Diane Roberts, who grabbed the final spot with a 3-3 record.
The Championship pool consists of the top four teams in each pool crossing over and playing the teams from the opposite pool. The rest of the teams will play in a seeding pool to determine standing for the next year.
The Championship and Seeding pool play continues on Tuesday with draws at 9:00 a.m, 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., all times PT.
Selected games from the 2019 Everest Canadian Seniors will be streamed live by CBC Sports. You can watch at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.