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Provincial teams begin play in seeding pool

Suddenly, the men’s provincial representatives at the 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships find themselves on top of the standings.

Albeit, the seeding pool standings, but it’s important progress nonetheless, as success in this round determines their ranking heading into next year’s junior nationals.

The provincial rink — consisting of Greg Smith, Ryan McNeil-Lamswood, Kyle Barron and Craig Laing — defeated Yukon’s Joe Wallingham 9-8 in 11 ends in their opening match of the seeding pool bracket.

Smith and company got off to a great start, scoring four in the first end to instantly take control, but managed only singles the rest of the way as Yukon clawed back in it.

Wallingham managed deuces in the second, fifth and seventh ends, along with singles in the third and 10th.

A single point in the 11th sealed it for the Newfoundlanders.

As records carry over from the round-robin, Smith is tied with Prince Edward Island’s Tyler Smith for the lead in the seeding pool, both rinks with 3-4 records.

 

In women’s action, the provincial rink of Sarah Hill, Heidi Trickett, Danielle Wiseman and Sarah Ford dropped a pair of games in their seeding pool setup.

In the late game, Hill was defeated 9-7 by Yukon’s Bailey Horte.

Horte was trailing 7-6 going into the 10th end, but notched two in the ninth and one in the 10th to take the victory.

She also racked up two in the fifth end and single points in the second, fourth, sixth and seventh ends.

Hill put up four points in the third end, with a deuce in the first and a single in the eighth.

Earlier in the day, Hill was edged 11-8 by Krysta Burns of Northern Ontario.

Burns had a pair of big ends, scoring four points in both the second and eighth en route to the win.

She had single points in the fourth, sixth and 10th ends.

Hill mustered deuces in the third, fifth and ninth ends, with singles in the first and seventh.

The provincial rink is now 1-7, including the round-robin portion.

 

 

Albeit, the seeding pool standings, but it’s important progress nonetheless, as success in this round determines their ranking heading into next year’s junior nationals.

The provincial rink — consisting of Greg Smith, Ryan McNeil-Lamswood, Kyle Barron and Craig Laing — defeated Yukon’s Joe Wallingham 9-8 in 11 ends in their opening match of the seeding pool bracket.

Smith and company got off to a great start, scoring four in the first end to instantly take control, but managed only singles the rest of the way as Yukon clawed back in it.

Wallingham managed deuces in the second, fifth and seventh ends, along with singles in the third and 10th.

A single point in the 11th sealed it for the Newfoundlanders.

As records carry over from the round-robin, Smith is tied with Prince Edward Island’s Tyler Smith for the lead in the seeding pool, both rinks with 3-4 records.

 

In women’s action, the provincial rink of Sarah Hill, Heidi Trickett, Danielle Wiseman and Sarah Ford dropped a pair of games in their seeding pool setup.

In the late game, Hill was defeated 9-7 by Yukon’s Bailey Horte.

Horte was trailing 7-6 going into the 10th end, but notched two in the ninth and one in the 10th to take the victory.

She also racked up two in the fifth end and single points in the second, fourth, sixth and seventh ends.

Hill put up four points in the third end, with a deuce in the first and a single in the eighth.

Earlier in the day, Hill was edged 11-8 by Krysta Burns of Northern Ontario.

Burns had a pair of big ends, scoring four points in both the second and eighth en route to the win.

She had single points in the fourth, sixth and 10th ends.

Hill mustered deuces in the third, fifth and ninth ends, with singles in the first and seventh.

The provincial rink is now 1-7, including the round-robin portion.

 

 

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