Casey, New­son win open­ers

P.E.I. Tankard un­der­way at the Char­lot­te­town Curl­ing Com­plex

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

De­fend­ing-cham­pion Adam Casey is off to a win­ning start in the P.E.I. Tankard pro­vin­cial men’s curl­ing cham­pi­onship at the Char­lot­te­town Curl­ing Com­plex.

Casey, who curls with third David Mathers, se­cond An­son Car­mody and lead Rob­bie Do­herty out of the Sil­ver Fox Curl­ing and Yacht Club in Sum­mer­side and the host club, scored three in the first end and never trailed en route to a 6-3 vic­tory over Char­lot­te­town’s Robert Camp­bell on Fri­day night.

In the other night draw on open­ing day, Jamie New­son’s Char­lot­te­town rink scored back-to-back deuces in the fifth and sixth ends and stole three points in a 7-3 win over Tyler Har­ris from Char­lot­te­town and Mon­tague.

In Fri­day af­ter­noon’s open­ing draw, Har­ris scored four in the se­cond end, took a 5-3 lead into the fifth-end break and de­feated Ed­die MacKen­zie 10-4 from the host club.

Camp­bell saw a 6-0 lead dis­ap­pear only to score a sin­gle in the 11th to de­feat Tyler Smith 7-6.

Camp­bell opened the scor­ing with a deuce in the se­cond be­fore steal­ing a sin­gle in the third, a deuce in the fourth and one more in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead.

Smith re­sponded with two in the sixth be­fore steal­ing sin­gles the next four ends to force an ex­tra end.

Satur­day’s 1 p.m. draw sees Casey face New­son in the A event of the mod­i­fied, triple­knock­out com­pe­ti­tion in a re­match of last year’s fi­nal.

Camp­bell plays MacKen­zie and Smith meets Har­ris in the other 1 p.m. games.

There is also a 6 p.m. draw as well as draws Sun­day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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