Pinkney all alone atop womens standings

Jason Simmonds
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SUMMERSIDE - Nova Scotia's Colleen Pinkney is the only unbeaten women's rink at the 2009 Canadian senior curling championships.
Pinkney, third stone Wendy Currie, second stone Karen Hennigar and lead Susan Creelman scored points in six of eight ends of a 9-4 victory over Saskatchewan's Deb Thierman (2-3) on Monday night to improve to 5-0 (won-lost).

Nova Scotia skip Colleen Pinkney leads the womens standings at the 2009 Canadian senior curling championships at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. Pinkney has won her first five games. Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer

SUMMERSIDE - Nova Scotia's Colleen Pinkney is the only unbeaten women's rink at the 2009 Canadian senior curling championships.
Pinkney, third stone Wendy Currie, second stone Karen Hennigar and lead Susan Creelman scored points in six of eight ends of a 9-4 victory over Saskatchewan's Deb Thierman (2-3) on Monday night to improve to 5-0 (won-lost).
British Columbia's Kathy Smiley stole a single point in the 10th end to hand Manitoba's Lois Fowler her first loss, a 4-3 decision. The win moved B.C. into a second-place tie with Manitoba. Both rinks are 5-1.
P.E.I.'s Shirley Berry from the Cornwall Curling Club dropped a pair of games Monday. She lost 9-7 to Northern Ontario's Barbara Ward (4-2) in the afternoon and dropped an 11-4 evening decision to Quebec's Rolande Madore (2-3) to fall to 1-4.
"Our coach just said to us you've lost three heart-breakers and I said, 'How many heartbreakers do we have?," said a laughing Berry following the game against Northern Ontario. "All of our first four games have been close and every one of our games we could have won."

Different story
But it was a different story against Quebec, which stole three in the first end and never looked back. Quebec also stole a single in the fourth and three more in the fifth.
P.E.I. scored singles in the sixth and seventh ends and Quebec counted three in the eighth to end it.
Northern Ontario scored a deuce with the hammer in the 10th end as Ward drew in on top of a P.E.I. rock that was sitting on the four-foot.
"We knew we had to play for the steal," said Berry. "But when you're playing for a steal she could have got five.
"We played it really well and I had two choices. I had to guard the tap-in that she had, or leave her with the draw on the other side.
"The other side was tight and she didn't have a lot of room, but she did make it and made a good shot."

jpsports@journalpioneer.com

Organizations: Cornwall Curling Club

Geographic location: Quebec, Northern Ontario, Manitoba Nova Scotia Saskatchewan British Columbia

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