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Corner Brook curler Susan Curtis pleased with how her team battled at 2016 Travelers

Susan Curtis of Corner Brook Curling Club finished with a 4-3 record at the 2016 Travelers Curling Club Championships held at the Kelowna Curling Club.
Susan Curtis of Corner Brook Curling Club finished with a 4-3 record at the 2016 Travelers Curling Club Championships held at the Kelowna Curling Club.

Susan Curtis admits her team had its struggles in Kelowna, but at the end of the day she believes they simply made sure they had a blast throwing stones and left it all on the ice.

Curtis, representing the Corner Brook Curling Club, finished with a 4-3 record at the 2016 Travelers Curling Club Championship.

“We didn’t put any pressure on ourselves. We went out and played and just had some fun,” Curtis said Monday afternoon.

The Curtis foursome, that included Kathy Miles, Pat Spacklin and Sigrid Fitzpatrick, wrapped up the tournament with a 6-3 loss to Ontario’s Julie O’Neill in the quarterfinals.

Curtis posted a 4-2 record in the round-robin portion of the national showcase of club curling teams.

Manitoba’s Tracy Andries won the 2016 Travelers women’s crown with an 8-5 win over Alberta’s Morgan Muise in the gold-medal game.

Quebec’s Nathalie Gagnon posted a 6-3 victory over Ontario’s Julie O’Neill to capture the bronze medal.

Curtis battled through a nasty head cold all week at the Kelowna Curling Club and teammate Kathy Miles was still feeling the effects of a recent fall on the ice, but she was impressed with how they fought through it all to give a respectable showing.

“I felt like I read the ice really well and got a really good feel for draw weight, and was able to draw in to score and/or cut the other team when we needed to,” Curtis said.

The club championship is a popular event among Canadian curlers who still have a competitive edge, but embrace the chance to play in an event that has a big social aspect to it. That’s something Curtis really enjoys about the Travelers so she hopes to find her way back to the tournament again some day.

“You’re not there to get off the ice and go back to the hotel because you have to rest up for the next game. You’re there to meet people and enjoy the experience,” she said.

Round-robin results

Newfoundland and Labrador 9, Northern Ontario 4

Newfoundland and Labrador 6, Quebec 3

Manitoba 8, Newfoundland and Labrador 3

Newfoundland and Labrador 7, Prince Edward Island 2

North West Territories 8, Newfoundland and Labrador 3

Newfoundland and Labrador 5, Saskatchewan 4

Curtis, representing the Corner Brook Curling Club, finished with a 4-3 record at the 2016 Travelers Curling Club Championship.

“We didn’t put any pressure on ourselves. We went out and played and just had some fun,” Curtis said Monday afternoon.

The Curtis foursome, that included Kathy Miles, Pat Spacklin and Sigrid Fitzpatrick, wrapped up the tournament with a 6-3 loss to Ontario’s Julie O’Neill in the quarterfinals.

Curtis posted a 4-2 record in the round-robin portion of the national showcase of club curling teams.

Manitoba’s Tracy Andries won the 2016 Travelers women’s crown with an 8-5 win over Alberta’s Morgan Muise in the gold-medal game.

Quebec’s Nathalie Gagnon posted a 6-3 victory over Ontario’s Julie O’Neill to capture the bronze medal.

Curtis battled through a nasty head cold all week at the Kelowna Curling Club and teammate Kathy Miles was still feeling the effects of a recent fall on the ice, but she was impressed with how they fought through it all to give a respectable showing.

“I felt like I read the ice really well and got a really good feel for draw weight, and was able to draw in to score and/or cut the other team when we needed to,” Curtis said.

The club championship is a popular event among Canadian curlers who still have a competitive edge, but embrace the chance to play in an event that has a big social aspect to it. That’s something Curtis really enjoys about the Travelers so she hopes to find her way back to the tournament again some day.

“You’re not there to get off the ice and go back to the hotel because you have to rest up for the next game. You’re there to meet people and enjoy the experience,” she said.

Round-robin results

Newfoundland and Labrador 9, Northern Ontario 4

Newfoundland and Labrador 6, Quebec 3

Manitoba 8, Newfoundland and Labrador 3

Newfoundland and Labrador 7, Prince Edward Island 2

North West Territories 8, Newfoundland and Labrador 3

Newfoundland and Labrador 5, Saskatchewan 4

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