SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Adam Casey rink from P.E.I. has concluded play here at the Grand Slam of Curling’s National.
Casey, third stone Josh Barry, second stone Anson Carmody and lead Robbie Doherty completed round-robin play with a 9-2 six-end victory over Mark Kean of Stoney Creek, Ont., on Friday to finish at 2-3 and out of playoff contention.
Kean was leading 2-1 after three ends before Casey scored three in each of the fourth and fifth ends and added a deuce in the sixth.
The Casey foursome, which became the first rink from P.E.I. to compete in a Grand Slam curling event, dropped a 5-2 decision to Matthew Blandford of Calgary in the morning draw.
Blandford scored three with last-rock advantage in the fifth end to take control of a close game and open up a 5-1 advantage.
The Casey foursome opened play with an 8-4 loss to Glenn Howard on Wednesday night and split two games on Thursday – defeating Olympic gold-medallist Brad Jacobs 5-4 and losing 5-4 to John Epping. Both of those games required an extra end.