England Advances to Final & Vereschagin Survives Tiebreaker Frenzy at Jiffy Lube Junior Provincial Championships
England Defeats Kitz in 1vs1 Page Playoff Nail Biter
Team Sara England of the Regina Callie have booked themselves a ticket into Sunday’s Junior Women’s Provincial Final with an 8-7 extra end win this evening over Team Chaelynn Kitz. Back and forth this one went all game long with teams trading scores, along with clutch shot making, as in the 10th and final end where Kitz made an incredible runback and stick to force the game into an extra end.
Meanwhile, Team Hanna Anderson picked up back to back wins today with a tiebreaker win over Team Rachel Erickson (6-5) followed up by their A2vsB2 page playoff game this evening over Team Stephanie Todd (6-2). Kitz & Anderson will now meet in tomorrows semi final at 9:00 a.m.
Skip Hanna Anderson calling line with opposing skip Stephanie Todd looking on.
Team Vereschagins skip Shawn Vereschagin calling line in the second tiebreaker game.
Vereschagin Defeats Gervais in Pair of Men’s Tiebreakers
A pair of men’s tiebreakers was the end result in Pool B as teams Gervais, Bernath & Vereschagin were all tied at 3-2 after Draw 10 concluded this morning. In the first tiebreaker game, it was Gervais defeating Bernath 8-1 after 7 ends of play.
Gervais then headed back out on the ice this evening and met up with Team Vereschagin, who earned a bye to the second tiebreaker game due to their Last Stone Draw (LSD) score through pool play. Vereschagin hopped out to an early 3-0 lead and followed it up with a steal of three late in the 8th end earning the victory and a spot into tomorrows A2vsB2 game against Team Mitchell Dales.
Both the mens A1vsB1 & A2vsB2 page playoff games will hit the ice tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.!!
U21 Mixed Doubles Competition
While the playoff action rolls along on one side of the Regina Callie, the other side is busy with the first ever U21 Mixed Doubles Competition.
A single knockout format of mixed doubles play allows the teams who did not qualify for the playoff round to gain experience and have a chance to take in the up and coming mixed doubles format of the game, as it will make its Olympic debut this February in Pyeongchang, South Korea. We want to thank Pat Simmons and his team along with the Callie ice staff for the work they have put in on allowing this to happen. As well a big thank you to the players, parents & coaches who were willing to participate in this friendly competition.
Good Luck & Good Curling to all curlers competing on Sunday!!
Team Zankl member Taylor Stremick (left) with partner from Team Tokarz Garrison Fox (right).