SUMMERSIDE – The Darcy Robertson rink from Winnipeg rallied late to even their record at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event on Tuesday morning.
Robertson scored once in the ninth end with hammer to tie the game 6-6, and then stole a single point in the 10th end for a 7-6 victory over Krista McCarville of Thunder Bay, Ont.
Robertson improved to 1-1 (won-lost) while McCarville is 0-1.
In men’s action, eight teams saw their first action at Eastlink Arena in Draw 3.
Jason Gunnlaugson of Winnipeg counted three deuces en route to a 7-2 win over Saskatoon’s Colton Flasch.
Charley Thomas of Edmonton scored twice with last-rock advantage in the 10th end to outlast William Lyburn of Winnipeg 6-5.
Jean-Michel Ménard of Saint-Romuald, Que., scored three in the seventh end, and stole a deuce in the eighth en route to an 8-5 decision over Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton.
Dayna Deruelle of Brampton, Ont., outscored Pat Simmons of Winnipeg 9-5. With the score tied 5-5, Deruelle scored three in the ninth with hammer and stole a single point in the 10th.
Tuesday’s action also includes draws at noon, 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. Seven Mile Bay native Adam Casey and his Regina-based rink will open against Halifax’s Jamie Murphy (0-1) at 4 p.m.
The Road to the Roar features 28 teams – 14 men and 14 women. Two men’s and two women’s rinks will advance to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Ottawa from Dec. 2 to 10 that will determine Canada’s four-person curling teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February.
Tuesday’s Other Draws
Jacqueline Harrison vs. Karla Thompson
Shannon Birchard vs. Tracy Fleury
Theresa Breen vs. Shannon Kleibrink
Briane Meilleur vs. Sherry Middaugh
Nadine Scotland vs. Julie Tippin
Dayna Deruelle vs. Charley Thomas
Glenn Howard vs. Colton Flasch
Adam Casey vs. Jamie Murphy
Jean-Michel Ménard vs. Greg Balsdon
John Morris vs. Mark Bice
Kelsey Rocque vs. Theresa Breen
Darcy Robertson vs. Kerri Einarson
Tracy Fleury vs. Nadine Scotland
William Lyburn vs. Brendan Bottcher
Shannon Kleibrink vs. Shannon Birchard