- Written by Paul Batchelor
The AMCC was extremely pleased to host 8 of the top teams in the Province 8-10 Jan 2016 as they participated in the Manitoba Curling Tour Ladies Open spiel. The very strong field used the opportunity to prepare for the Provincial Scotties, win some cash and earn MCT points.
Based on Round Robin win/loss records the top 4 teams Kim Link, Joelle Brown, Janet Harvey and Darcy Robertson advanced to the Championship Playoff (shootout results were used to break ties) while Kerri Einarson, Michelle Montford, Shannon Birchard and Barb Spencer were relegated to the Consolation Playoff. Darcy Robertson and Kim Link won their respective semi final matches advancing to the final game where Darcy prevailed in an extra end. Robertson earned $1,300 while Link picked up $950 for second place with semi finalists Harvey/Brown receiving $750 each. Montford and Birchard split the Consolation $250.
Of note: 4 of the top 5 seeds for the Provincial Scotties were in the field (Einarson #2, Spencer #3, Montford #4 and Robertson #5). We wish all of these teams great curling in Beausejour with special emphasis on club members (Spencer, Montford and Brown).
The competitors and numerous spectators spoke very highly of all aspects regarding our great facility and agreed that the competition should do them in good stead starting the middle of next week. Special thanks to the hardworking staff, volunteers and participants for their untiring efforts in the success of this high level event. Also appreciation to those leagues, who so willing adjusted their draw times, in order to meet the commitments of the MCT Ladies Open.