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Province still winless at vision-impaired curling championship


Two more losses came for the Newfoundland and Labrador representatives at the 2015 11th Vision Impaired Canadian Curling Championship in Ottawa, Ont. on Tuesday.

The provincial rink — consisting of Corner Brook’s Terry Gardner and Darrell Pike, as well as skip Maurice Colbert, Donald Connolly and Deanna O’Reilly of St. John’s — are now at 0-4 after two days of play.

It was a struggle at best against Alberta’s Natalie Morin in the team’s most recent matchup, with the Alberta rink earning a 9-0 victory.

Morin recorded deuces in the second, third and sixth ends, with single points coming in the first, fourth and fifth.

In an earlier game, the Newfoundlanders were bested 8-3 by the Team Canada rink skipped by Jim Simmons.

Simmons put up three points in the sixth end to take command, after scoring deuces in the fourth and fifth and a single point in the first.

Colbert mustered singles in the second, third and seventh ends.

Other scores from Tuesday were: Morin 14, Norman Lyons 0; Michael Dean Martell 11, Louise Gillis 5; Ann LaFontaine 12, Natasha Achter 6; Martell 10, Achter 1; LaFontaine 14, Gillis 3; and Simmons 7, Lyons 6.

LaFontaine, Simmons, Martell and Morin are all 4-0 so far, with Colbert, Gillis, Achter and Lyons all at 0-4.

The provincial rink resumes play today when they play Achter of Saskatchewan.

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