Wind­sor Curl­ing Club hosts high-cal­i­bre women’s teams dur­ing week­end tour­na­ment

Valley Journal Advertiser - - SPORTS - BY DAN BOYD

He’s talk­ing about the Tim Hor­ton’s-Spit­fire Arms Cashspiel that be­gan Nov .23 and con­cluded Nov. 25 with the New Brunswick rink of Sylvie Ro­bichaud de­feat­ing the Suzanne Birt four­some from Prince Ed­ward Is­land 7-2 to claim $4,000 as the cham­pi­onship team.

“This tour­na­ment is the largest of this cal­i­bre of women’s curl­ing any­where in the world and (it) gets eas­ier to or­ga­nize ev­ery year be­cause teams are calling… to en­ter,” said Barker.

Po­si­tions, he added, are typ­i­cally filled by Septem­ber.

The Sharon Sel­lars rink out of the Wind­sor Curl­ing Club fin­ished the tour­ney at 1-3, while Shelley Barker, from Fal­mouth, but who curls with the Kirsten MacDer­mid rink from the Lakeshore Curl­ing Club in Sackville, set­tled for a 2-2 mark af­ter los­ing a chance to ad­vance to the semi­fi­nals on a draw to the but­ton.

Julie McEvoy and for­mer World Curl­ing Cham­pion Colleen Jones both lost in the semi­fi­nals of the three-day event.

Barker de­scribed the tour­na­ment as “a huge suc­cess.”

COLIN CHISHOLM

The team from PEI (yel­low/or­ange) took on a team from New Brunswick (blue) in the fi­nal game of the Time Hor­ton­sSpit­fire Arms Cashspiel.

COLIN CHISHOLM

Michelle Mc­Quaid, from P.E.I., lines up her rock dur­ing the 2018 Tim Hor­ton­sSpit­fire Arms Cashspiel at the Wind­sor Curl­ing Club on Nov. 25.

COLIN CHISHOLM

Marie Chris­tian­son (cen­tre) re­leases her stone.

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