Robyn MacPhee rink wins 2009 PEI Scotties
The Charlottetown Curling Club team of Robyn MacPhee, her sister Rebecca Jean, Shelley Muzika and Tammi Lowther are the 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women's Curling Champions. Monday night at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club they beat their clubmates the Kim Dolan foursome by a 9-7 score to advance to the national Scotties, Feb. 21-March 1st in Victoria BC.
Left to Right: Robyn MacPhee, Rebecca Jean MacPhee, Shelley Muzika, Tammi Lowther
Dolan had hammer in the opening end, and the teams matched scores in the first six ends, taking singles and a pair of deuces. MacPhee took the lead with a seventh-end triple. Dolan responded with a deuce in the eighth, and MacPhee blanked the ninth for the important last rock advantage coming home. A single in the 10th gave her the win. Kathy O'Rourke, Nancy Cameron, and Trisha Affleck round out the runner-up Dolan foursome.
MacPhee eliminated her former teammate and three-time defending champion Suzanne Birt in the afternoon semi-final, winning 10-4, aided by a steal of four points in the third end when Birt was heavy on a draw with her last rock. All three Charlottetown teams had 3-1 win-loss records in the round robin. The other teams in the five-team field were from the Cornwall Curling Club, with Donna Butler finishing at 3-1, and Karen Currie 0-4.
Robyn MacPhee is in her first year as skip, but was third for Birt when she won in 2007 and 2008, and played second for Rebecca Jean in 2005 and for Birt on the 2003 championship team.