Three rinks undefeated in senior curling ch’ships

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CORNWALL – Three teams remain unbeaten after Day 2 of round-robin in the Credit Unions of P.E.I. provincial senior men’s and women’s curling championships at the Cornwall Curling Club.

On the men’s side, defending champion Rod MacDonald from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, and last year’s runner-up and 2011 winner Bill Hope from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside and the Cornwall Curling Club, sport 3-0 (won-lost) records.

The Shirley Berry rink from the Cornwall and Silver Fox clubs is 2-0 in the women’s event. Berry, who is the 2014 P.E.I. masters women’s champion, has won the seniors five times, and was runner-up last year.

Six-time seniors and reigning masters men’s champ Ted MacFadyen from the Silver Fox is 2-1, and his clubmate, Leo Stewart, is 1-2. Blair Weeks from Charlottetown and Blair Jay from the Fox are 0-3.

Cornwall’s Karen Currie and Montague’s Kathy Clarey are 1-1 while Carol Kennedy from Cornwall and Jennifer Scott from Montague are 1-2 on the women’s side.

In men’s action Friday, MacDonald beat Weeks 6-4 in the morning draw, and handed MacFadyen his first loss – 7-5 – in the afternoon. Hope doubled Jay 4-2 in the afternoon and got by Stewart by a 6-4 score, while MacFadyen rebounded with a 7-2 win over Jay in six ends.

Berry stole the second through 4th ends in a 6-2 win over Cornwall clubmate Karen Currie, and, protected by a pile of guards, picked up a deuce in the final end to shade Montague’s Jennifer Scott rink 6-4. Currie beat Cornwall clubmate Carol Kennedy 9-7 on Friday morning, but Kennedy rebounded with a convincing 8-1 over Montague’s Kathy Clarey in six ends, stealing a triple and taking another triple in the game. Clarey lost 7-4 to Scott in the morning draw.

Round-robin play concludes on Saturday, with draws at 10 a.m., and 2:30 and 7 p.m. The two undefeated men’s rinks, Hope and MacDonald, will face off in the 2:30 draw.

PEICurling.com/seniors

Organizations: Silver Fox, Cornwall Curling Club

Geographic location: Cornwall, Summerside, Charlottetown

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