Three Assiniboine Memorial teams are ranked in the top four teams among the 12 which have accepted invitations to compete in the Manitoba Curling Tour Women`s Championship presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. The event will be hosted by their home club, Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, Dec. 12-14.
Top ranked is Barb Spencer and her team who have earned the #1 seed in the championship as the MCT’s season long rankings leader, Kristy McDonald and her Granite team will be playing in the Canadian Open in Yorkton, SK that weekend.
The rest of the top five seeds are Michelle Montford-Assiniboine Memorial (#2), Colleen Kilgallen-Roland (#3), Janet Harvey-Assiniboine Memorial (#4) & Kim Link-East St. Paul (#5). Harvey and Link were tied for the fourth ranked position and Harvey defeated Link in a Sunday evening playoff for the fourth seed position.
Montford, Spencer, Kilgallen, and Harvey have first round byes in the 12-team triple knock out championship. They will play their first games Friday, December 12 at 3:00PM at Assiniboine Memorial against first game winners from the noon draw.
On the noon draw, the game match-ups are:
#5: Kim Link-East St Paul vs #12: Kristy Watling-East St Paul
#6: Keri Einarson-East St Paul vs #11:Rachel Burtnyk-Assiniboine Memorial
#7: Joelle Brown-Assiniboine Memorial vs #10 Terry Ursel-Lansdowne
#8: Darcy Robertson-Fort Rouge vs #9: Jennifer ClarkRouire-Carman
The Women’s and Men’s Championships will feature five draws Friday (9am, noon, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm); four draws Saturday (9am, 12:15pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm); and three draws Sunday (9:30am, 1pm-Men’s final, 4:30pm-Women’s final)
Admission is free at Assiniboine Memorial. Both the Women’s and Men’s finals will be delay-broadcast on Shaw TV with the Women’s game to be aired at 4:30pm and the Men’s final immediately after.