Championship Pool is Set!
Eight teams earn their berth in the championship pool at the 2021 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship
Day 4 of the 2021 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship brought some clarity to how the final playoff picture will look as four draws of action took place at the Canmore Golf & Curling Club on Wednesday.
As the format dictates, the top four teams in each pool advance to the Championship Pool where the teams play the teams from the opposite pool, carrying forward their full win-loss records. Meanwhile, the bottom three teams in each pool will go to the Seeding Pool, where they will compete against the three teams from the opposite pool to determine the final standings and set up the seedings for the 2022 Canadian Mixed Championship.
From pool A, the Championship Pool qualifiers are the Northwest Territories’ Jamie Koe (5-1; Yellowknife), Northern Ontario’s Trevor Bonot (5-1; Thunder Bay), Québec’s Jean-Michel Ménard (5-1; Etchemin/Des Collines) and Manitoba’s Alex Forrest (3-3; Winnipeg).
Advancing to the Championship Pool from pool B is Ontario’s Mike McLean (5-1; Ottawa), New Brunswick’s James Grattan (4-2; Fredericton), British Columbia’s Sebastien Robillard (4-2; Kamloops) and Saskatchewan’s Dean Grindheim (4-2; North Battleford).
Falling to the seeding pool is Nova Scotia’s Craig Burgess (2-4; Truro), Alberta’s Craig MacAlpine (1-5; Edmonton), Nunavut’s Peter Van Strien (0-6; Iqaluit), Newfoundland and Labrador’s Keith Ryan (2-4; Labrador City), the Yukon’s Terry Miller (1-5; Whitehorse) and Prince Edward Island’s Jamie Newson (1-5; Summerside).
Recapping Wednesday’s action, draw 11 saw Québec defeat Nova Scotia by a score of 5-4 while the Northwest Territories’ downed Alberta 6-3 and Manitoba defeated Nunavut 8-4.
Draw 12 had Ontario defeating British Columbia 6-3 while New Brunswick downed fellow maritimers Prince Edward Island 9-6 and Newfoundland and Labrador found the win column by defeating the Yukon 9-4.
Draw 13 featured Northern Ontario defeating the Northwest Territories 4-3 while Québec vanquished Manitoba by a score of 9-4 and Nova Scotia defeated Alberta 7-4.
In draw 14, Newfoundland and Labrador bested Saskatchewan by a score of 5-4 in an extra end while British Columbia defeated the Yukon 8-4 and Ontario defeated New Brunswick 5-4.
The 2021 Canadian Mixed Championship will continue on Thursday with draws at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (all times Mountain).
Live scoring, standings and statistics for the 2021 Canadian Mixed are available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard/
Round-robin and playoff games are being streamed on Curling Canada’s YouTube channel. CLICK HERE for the broadcast schedule.
This story will be available in French as soon as possible at www.curling.ca/2021mixed/nouvelles/?lang=fr