(Carberry Draw #4: December 15) PETERSON, ROBERTSON 2W-0L AFTER THEIR FIRST DAY .. Darcy Robertson (Assiniboine Memorial) and Beth Peterson (Assiniboine Memorial) have 2W-0L records as the opening day of the Manitoba Scotties wraps up in Carberry.
Robertson was tied 6-6 coming home with Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona). Robertson forced Zacharias to draw facing a pair of counters – a draw which had to bite the button. She got full to the four foot circle but no measure was required to ascertain that she had come just centimetres short. Zacharias’ record is 1W-1L after Day #1.
Zacharias 002 022 000 0 =6
Robertson 120 100 200 1 =7
Peterson was tested by the Terry Ursel team (Neepawa) whose opening day had them playing the two top seeds in the pool. The Ursel team trailed 5-4 after 6 ends and 7-6 after eight but could get no closer as Peterson posted a 9-6 win.
Peterson 100 040 202 x =9
Ursel 011 002 020 x =6
Kristy McDonald’s Granite team earned a first day split with a 5-4 win over Alyssa Calvert (Carberry), a game that was tied coming home, McDonald with hammer.
McDonald 001 100 110 1 =5
Calvert 000 020 002 0 =4
(Carberry Draw #3: December 15) WATLING, JONES 2W-0L AFTER THEIR FIRST DAY .. Top seeded Tracey Fleury had a split of her two games on opening day at the Scotties in Carberry. After a morning win, Fleury’s East St. Paul team was upset on the late afternoon draw by the Kaitlyn Jones team (Assiniboine Memorial), skipped today by Abby Ackland with Jones throwing fourth.
A steal of one on the ninth end gave Jones/Ackland an 8-6 lead coming home. Facing three playing end #9, Fleury hit and rolled away to give up the steal of one. She had a shot to tie coming home but it was a wide in-off to kill the Jones shot rock and the East St. Paul team could only manage a single point for an 8-7 loss. The Jones/Ackland team is 2W-0L after the first day of play in Carberry.
Jones 100 301 021 0 =8
Fleury 021 010 200 1 =7
Also at 2W-0L is Kristy Watling (Assiniboine Memorial) who posted an 11-3, seven end win over Shae Bevan (St. Vital). Bevan is winless after her first two games.
Bevan 101 001 0x =3
Watling 040 100 6x =11
In the third game of the 4PM draw, Meghan Walter (East St. Paul) made a last rock draw to the four foot, facing a buried opposition stone for victory over Jennifer Clark-Rouire (Miami).
Walter 011 010 300 1 =7
Clark-Rouire 000 302 010 0 =6
(Carberry Draw #2; December 15) .. ZACHARIAS, PETERSON, ROBERTSON WIN SCOTTIES OPENERS Second seeded Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona) and her reigning World Junior champion team had their handful today with Terry Ursel’s Neepawa foursome. Team Ursel, a very competitive Senior Women’s team, forced Zacharias to a single point on the eight end and a 6-4 lead.
On the ninth, Zacharias jammed on her first rock kill attempt, leaving Ursel one buried. Ursel drew to bite the top of the rings behind a centre guard and had a shot for three when Zacharias threw her rock deep into the back 12 foot circle. Ursel’s draw-tap for a possible three made contact with that Zacharias stone but not enough to push it through and they had to settle for two and a 6-6 tie coming home.
The Ursel team was unable to establish the guards needed for a steal but they did force Zacharias to play a last rock hit for the win. Facing two, Zacharias needed to hit and stick in the eight foot circle or make a double kill. She did both, and counted a pair for a hard-fought 8-6 win.
Zacharias 010 301 010 2 =8
Ursel 101 010 102 0 =6
Tied 5-5 playing the eight end, Kristy McDonald (Granite) made a tapback on her own stone in the eight foot circle, facing four Darcy Robertson (Assiniboine Memorial) rocks around the four foot. McDonald pushed her rock to backing to count a point and lead 6-5. McDonald was able to force Robertson to a last rock hit for a single, a tie and an extra end.
The extra end saw Robertson pay a last rock tap on a McDonald stone on biting the back of the button but with enough separation that McDonald could see an angle hit to score the winner but she overcurled slightly and rubbed her own stone as well – leaving Robertson a steal of two for victory.
McDonald 020 201 010 00 =6
Robertson 301 000 100 12 =8
In the third game, Beth Peterson (Assiniboine Memorial) was tied 2-2 with hometown favourite Alyssa Calvert (Carberry) when she saw Calvert slide a couple of inches deep on a draw the four foot facing two. The steal of two gave Peterson a 4-2 lead enroute to a 9-4 victory.
Peterson 001 120 302 x =9
Calvert 110 001 010 x =4
Draw # 3 goes on the ice at 4PM in Carberry. A complete copy of the draw can be accessed from thecurler.com’s Front Page!
(Carberry Draw #1: December 15) OPENING SCOTTIES WINS FOR FLEURY, JONES, WATLING A key hit & roll out facing five was the difference in the game this morning as Kristy Watling (Assiniboine Memorial) opened the Scotties Tournament of Hearts presented by Bayer with a win over Meghan Walter (East St. Paul).
Team Watling controlled play much of the game, twice forcing Walter to draw facing a pair and once forcing her to hit facing a pair. The big end end, however, built slowly and Walter faced the five, overcurled with her last stone and rolled out to give up the four on the seventh end in an 8-5 Watling victory.
Watling 002 011 400 x =8
Walter 101 100 020 x =5
Number one seed and acknowledged favourite Tracey Fleury and her East St. Paul team played patiently, building a6-2 lead after six ends. A four in that game, in the eighth end, resulted in Shae Bevan (St.Vital) conceding a 10-2 Fleury win.
Fleury 202 200 04x =10
Bevan 000 011 00x = 2
In a come-from behind, the Kaitlyn Jones (Assiniboine Memorial) team, skipped by Abby Ackland, scored a deuce on the eight end to tie at 5-5. Jones throwing last, actually had a chance for three that end but a wide out-turn draw did not curl up as expected and they scored only the deuce.
After a blanked ninth, Lisa McLeod, skipping the Jennifer Clark-Rouire Miami entry, was in some trouble for most of the end. Team Jones had a rock biting the back of the button which McLeod tried to draw to but was a bit heavy and with her final rock, Jones threw a second counter into the four foot, buried. It left McLeod only an angle tap which had to bite the button but she over-curled and gave up the stolen victory for Team Jones.
Jones 101 001 020 2 =7
Clark-Rouire 000 310 100 0 =5
Draw # 2 goes on the ice at 12:15PM in Carberry. A complete copy of the draw can be accessed from thecurler.com’s Front Page!