Carmody/O'Rourke rink wins 2010 Scotties
Photo (L-R): Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Kathy O'Rourke, Trisha Affleck
Jan. 05-The Charlottetown Curling Club rink of Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Kathy O'Rourke, and Trisha Affleck, with coach Al Ledgerwood, stole two points in the final end this afternoon to beat the host Montague Curling Club's Tammy Dewar rink by an 8-6 score, and win their first Scotties Provincial Women's Curling Championship. They will now advance to the national Scotties, January 30 to February 7 in Sault Ste. Marie Ont. At that event, under Canadian Curling Association rules, which name the team after the player who calls the game, they are expected to be referred to as the Kathy O'Rourke rink, as, although Carmody throws the final rock, it is second stone O'Rourke who calls the shots.
In today's game, Dewar, with hammer, took a single in the first end. Carmody blanked the second, but took a triple in the third. The teams traded singles in ends four and five, to give Carmody a 4-2 edge at the half. Dewar, whose team includes June Moyaert, Darlene London, and Gail Greene, grabbed the lead with a three point sixth end. The teams traded singles in seven and eight, and Carmody tied it up with a single in the ninth, and stole a deuce in the final end for the win. As Carmody won two of the three section finals in the triple knockout draw, she could take the title by winning either game today, and accomplished the feat in the first match.
Seven teams took part in the event.
Photo (L-R): Al Ledgerwood (coach), Trisha Affleck, Kathy O'Rourke, Geri-Lynn Ramsay,
Carmody to play Dewar for 2010 Scotties title
Erin Carmody, Jocelyne Foster (representing sponsor Kruger International)
Jan. 04-The Charlottetown Curling Club's Erin Carmody foursome will play the Tammy Dewar rink from the host Montague Curling Club in the two game championship round, Tuesday at 2 and 7 pm, as the Scotties Tournament of Heart Provincial Women's Curling Championship wraps up in Montague. Carmody took the C title in the triple knockout competition tonight, beating Cornwall's Donna Butler rink by a 7-5 score. As Carmody also won the A section, she has a big advantage in the championship round, as, by winning two sections, she will take the championship if she wins either game, while Dewar, who won only the B section, must win both to take the title.
In tonight's game, Butler was ahead 4-2 after stealing a deuce in the seventh end, but Carmody took four points in the eighth. The teams traded singles in the last ends, to give Carmody the win by a two point margin.
Other members of the Carmody rink are third Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Kathy O'Rourke, who throws second stone, but calls the game, and lead Trisha Affleck.
The Butler rink includes Carolyn Coulson, Melissa Andrews, Lori Brine, and fifth player Leita Chisholm, along with coach Kathie Gallant. The Dewar team includes June Moyaert at third, Darlene London at second stone, and Gail Greene in the lead position. Moyaert was on the Jennifer Ramsay rink, the last team from Montague to win the women's championship, in 1988.
The PEI Scotties winning team will advance to the national Scotties, January 30 to February 7 in Sault Ste. Marie Ont.
Butler, Carmody to play in C final, Birt out at Scotties
Jan. 04-It’s down to three teams and a maximum of three games at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championships in Montague. This afternoon, A final winner Erin Carmody from the Charlottetown Curling Club eliminated five-time PEI women’s champion Suzanne Birt in an 8-7 decision, while Cornwall’s Donna Butler rink beat the host Montague Curling Club’s Tammy Dewar team, winners of the B final, by a 7-4 score. Butler and Carmody now face off in the C final of this triple-knockout event, set for 7 pm.
Butler, with teammates Carolyn Coulson, Melissa Andrews, Lori Brine, and fifth player Leita Chisholm and coach Kathie Gallant, got off to an early start in her game, picking up a triple in the first end, and stealing a single in the second. Dewar narrowed the gap to 5-3 after eight, but Butler took a deuce in the ninth, and ran the hometown favorites out of rocks in the final frame. Carmody and Birt were tied at three at the half, but Carmody took a deuce in the sixth, and a triple in the eighth to build up an 8-4 lead. Birt fought back with a deuce in the ninth, but a steal of one in the tenth left her one short of the tie. Other members of the Carmody rink are third Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Kathy O'Rourke, who throws second stone, but calls the game, and lead Trisha Affleck
The winners of all three finals will then advance to the championship round, Tuesday at 2 and 7 pm. If Carmody wins this evening, she will have a big advantage, as, by winning two of the three finals, she will play in both Tuesday games, and win the title in she takes either. If Butler wins, she will play Dewar in the 2 pm game, with the winner facing Carmody in the 7 pm match. .
Carmody wins A, Dewar takes B section
Jan. 03-There are no undefeated teams following Sunday play at the Scotties provincial women's curling championships in Montague.
In the Sunday evening draw, the Tammy Dewar foursome from the host club handed Charlottetown's Erin Carmody team their first loss, by a 6-3 score, to win the B section of the triple knockout event. Single steals in ends six and nine gave Dewar the edge in the game.
In the Sunday morning draw, Carmody beat the previously-undefeeated Lisa Jackson rink, also from the Charlottetown club, by a 9-5 score to take the A section final.
Other members of the Dewar team are June Moyaert, from Montague's 1988 PEI women's championship rink, along with Darlene London, and Gail Greene. Along with Carmody, who throws last rock, are third Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Kathy O'Rourke, who throws second stone, but calls the game, and lead Trisha Affleck.
Meanwhile, the defending champion Rebecca Jean MacPhee rink, along with the Jackson team, were eliminated from further play in the evening draw, with MacPhee losing 8-1 to Cornwall's Donna Butler, who built up an early lead by following a first-end triple with single steals in the next two ends, and Jackson being beaten 8-2 by five-time PEI Scotties champ Suzanne Birt, who stole three points in the first two ends, and sealed the win with a four point steal in the fifth. Also out of the tournament is the Shirley Berry senior rink from Cornwall, who lost 9-2 to Birt in the afternoon draw, aided greatly by a steal of five points in the second end, when Berry, facing six Birt counters, was wide on her final shot, taking out one Birt rock, but rolling out of the rings.
The four remaining rinks see action Monday at 2 pm, with Dewar taking on Butler, and Carmody facing Birt. The winners of these games will face off in the C final, at 7 pm. The section winners will then play in a two game championship round, Tuesday at 2 and 7 pm. Should a team win two sections, they would play in both championship games, against the other section winner, and take the title if they win either game.
Phyllis Stretch wins 2010 Marion Dockendorff award
The Marion Dockendorff award is presented annually at the PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts banquet to a woman who has made contributions to the sport of curling.
This year’s winner was Phyllis Stretch of the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Besides being an avid curler who participates in all club bonspiels, she has been a member of the club’s Board of Directors for a number of years, and has been their junior curling coordinator for the past four years. She is also on the organizing committee for the club’s annual November craft fair, coaches Community School curling, and helps with club cleaning and cooking. She also participates in stick curling events at other clubs.
Outside of curling, she has five grown children, and was a foster parent for fifteen years. She was head of the South Shore St. John’s Ambulance brigade for over a decade, and has been a PEI Women’s Institute member for more than 20 years.