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Curtis still looking for first win in Halifax; Myrden 1-1 after her first day of rock throwing


HALIFAX, N.S.  — Newfoundland and Labrador’s Susan Curtis dropped to 0-2 in her national debut as a skip after an 8-3 loss to Kerry Lackie of Ontario Tuesday afternoon.

The Curtis foursome, who call the Corner Brook Curling Club home, could only muster single points in the second and fifth ends in her second loss in as many days at the 2014 national Travelers Curling Club Championship.

Lackie picked up a deuce in the first end at the Mayflower Curling Club on Day, while putting the game out of reach with a four-ender in the third.

Curtis, along with Amanda Rumboldt, Lori Buckle-Stratton and Kathy Miles, opened the tournament Monday afternoon with an 11-4  setback at the hands of Tammi Cudmore’s Prince Edward Island rink out of Charlottetown Curling Club.

Curtis and company hope to get on track today with showdowns against Saskatchewan’s Jana Tisdale foursome out of the Regina Highland Curling Club and Quebec’s Nathalie Gagnon of the Riverbend Curling Club.

Meanwhile, Corner Brook native Diane Myrden, skip for the British Columbia provincial representatives from Duncan, wrapped up her first day of stone throwing with a 1-1 record after having the bye on opening day.

Myrden opened the day with a 7-2 win over Yukon before losing 5-3 to Northern Ontario’s Janice Vettoretti in a late draw Tuesday.

Myrden’s foursome, which also includes third Tricia Mayea, second Kari McKinley and lead Maria Elsinga, will see action against Alberta’s Morgan Jay Muise of the Calgary Curling Club and New Brunswick’s Shannon Tatlock of Curl Moncton today at the Mayflower Curling Club. Rod Feltham of the Gander Curling Club, Newfoundland and Labrador’s representative on the men’s side, slipped to 1-1 after two days of action at the Mayflower after suffering a 7-5 loss to Ontario’s Michael Hull Tuesday afternoon.

Feltham’s rink, which also includes Kris Macleod, Steve Humphries and Alex Silmarie, registered a 7-3 triumph over Prince Edward Island’s Phillip McInnis in the team’s opener Monday afternoon.



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