This past weekend was nothing short than a travelling weekend for all Saskatchewan Men’s & Women’s teams, with everyone heading either to the West or the East with spiels in both Alberta and Manitoba.
2016 Medicine Hat Charity Men’s Classic
Medicine Hat was host to a Men’s WCT spiel this past weekend, which saw 8 of some of our top men’s teams our province has to offer, and they did not seem to disappoint! With a 24 team set up for the spiel, Sask managed to qualify 4 of our teams into the playoff round.
The newly developed Kody Hartung rink of Saskatoon won a hard fought battle in a quarter final match against the Shaun Meachem rink of Regina with a 5-3 final score, moving them into a semi final showdown with fellow Saskatoon skip Jason Jacobson.
In other quarter final matchups, Jacobson booked his semi final ticket with a convincing win against Kim from Korea, 7-2. Again, a newly formed team this year in Carl deConnick Smith of Saskatoon displayed some first spiel success in qualifying for the playoffs, but lost a tough battle to Daley Peters of Manitoba, 7-5.
In the semi final match between Hartung and Jacobson, there was a constant back and forth scoring of deuces and 3 enders, but saw Jacobson take the win 8-6.
This set up the final showdown with Jacobson taking on Ted Appelman of Edmonton, Alberta. Where Jacobson seemed to still be rolling from the entire weekend, taking a convincing win after 6 ends, with a 6-2 victory!
2016 Canad Inns Women’s Classic
In one of the top Women’s spiels the WCT has to offer, this year there was no short of Saskatchewan representation in Portage la Prairie. A back and forth battle in numerous matches for all Saskatchewan teams this weekend saw some close and intense games being played.
But once playoff time fell around, we saw our Sherry Anderson rink out of Delisle win a B qualifying match to grant her access into the Monday playoff round, with a match up against Matsumura of Japan. But unfortunately, Anderson gave up a steal in the extra end to allow Matsumura advancing into the semi finals.
2016 Medicine Hat Charity Women’s Classic
Medicine Hat was also host to the Women’s Charity Classic, which saw the Kelsey Dutton rink from Swift Current and the Breanne Meakin rink from Regina make there way out west to take on some of the top teams Alberta has to offer.
Great first few days for both teams as Meakin qualified through the A event with a victory over Casey Scheidegger, 7-6. Kelsey Dutton qualifying through the B event with a 4-3 over Scheidegger.
Playoff Monday rolled around, and the Dutton team lost a close match to Nadine Chyz 4-3. While Meakin faced off against Scheidegger once again in the quarter finals, dropping a tough game with a final score of 8-3.
Great weekend by all teams!