Suzanne Gaudet repeats as Scott winner!
Defending champion Suzanne Gaudet, despite changing two team-members partway through the season, has won her second consecutive PEI Scott Tournament of Hearts, after doubling Charlottetown clubmate Kathy O'Rourke 8-4 before a packed house at the Cornwall Curling Club on Tuesday night. Gaudet's big break was a triple in the 3rd end, after O'Rourke rolled to the eight foot, allowing a hit for three. The Gaudet rink now advances to the Canadian Scott Championship in Red Deer Alta. Feb 21-29. Other members of the Gaudet rink are: third Susan McInnis, second Janice MacCallum, lead Tricia Affleck, fifth Nancy Cameron, and coach Paul Power.
Suzanne Gaudet, Susan McInnis, Scott Paper representative Jocelyn
Foster, Janice MacCallum, Tricia Affleck, fifth Nancy Cameron
Gaudet defeated former teammate Rebecca Jean MacPhee 10-4 on Tuesday afternoon to advance to the final. Gaudet was leading 6-4 after eight ends, and made a double for four in the ninth to wrap up the afternoon semi-final.
On Monday night, Rebecca Jean MacPhee defeated Charlottetown clubmate Shelly Bradley 9-8 in an extra end to win the "C" division of the PEI Scott. On Monday afternoon, Bradley stole five in one end, to defeat Suzanne Gaudet 12-1. In the other "C" divison semi-final, MacPhee defeated Charlottetown clubmate Bev Beaton 7-2.
Suzanne Gaudet defeated former teammate Rebecca Jean MacPhee 8-2 on Sunday night to win the "B" final in the Scott Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women's Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club. Bev Beaton and Shelly Bradley advanced to the "C" semi-final Monday at 2 PM. All these rinks are from the Charlottetown Curling Club. Beaton beat Summerside's Karen MacDonald rink 9-4, while Bradley downed clubmate Kathy O'Rourke 7-4. O'Rourke, by virtue of her "A" final win on Saturday is already assured a berth in the event final round.
In Sunday afternoon play, MacPhee handed Charlottetown clubmate Kathy O'Rourke her first loss, scoring a triple in the 8th end and a steal of one in the 9th to win 9-4. Gaudet stole a triple in end seven, and followed it with steals of one in eight and nine, as she doubled Bev Beaton 8-4. Both rinks play out of Charlottetown.
In other action, Karen MacDonald eliminated Silver Fox clubmate Lana Simmons, with a 7-3 win, and the host club's Donna Butler is out losing 8-6 to Shelly Bradley of Charlottetown, after giving up a triple in the final end.
On Saturday, Kathy O'Rourke won the "A" final over Charlottetown clubmate Bev Beaton, by a 9-3 score.
Nine rinks, from three curling clubs, participated in this year's PEI Scott event. Last year in Montague, Suzanne Gaudet and her Charlottetown Curling Club team fought back from a pair of losses at the hands of clubmate and defending champion Kathy O'Rourke to claim the 2003 provincial title with a 5-3 win in the sudden-death final. Gaudet and her team of Rebecca Jean and Robyn MacPhee, and Susan McInnis went on to a third-place finish at the national Scott in Kitchener-Waterloo, finishing round-robin play with a 10-1 record, after losing her opening game in an extra end to Colleen Jones, who went on to win her third Scott in a row. This year's Gaudet rink has two new players, Janice MacCallum and Trisha Affleck, with Nancy Cameron as their fifth. The MacPhee sisters have teamed up with Shelley Muzika and Karen Hardy. The Cornwall Curling Club in cooperation with the PEI Curling Association, are pleased to have provided end by end scoring on this site during the event. Thanks to everyone who attended the event, or followed it on this website.