© Photo special to The Guardian by Tim Gall
Three men’s and three women’s rinks remain unbeaten following Friday action at the season-opening Curl Atlantic Championship being played at the CARI Complex in Charlottetown.
On the men’s side, Moncton’s James Grattan rink is 3-0, while Chad Stevens of Nova Scotia and Marc Le Cocq of New Brunswick are at 2-0. P.E.I.’s Jamie Newson and Rod MacDonald are 1-2, while Eddie MacKenzie is 0-3.
P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt rink is one of three teams tied for first with 3-0 records in the women’s section, after handing New Brunswick’s Sylvie Robichaud team her first loss, by a close 5-4 score, in the Friday late draw.
Heather Smith-Dacey of Halifax and Stacie Devereaux of St. John’s are also at 3-0.
P.E.I.’s Kathie O’Rourke had her first loss Friday, 6-4 to Mary Anne Arsenault in the morning draw, to slip to 2-1, tied with Arsenault and Robichaud.
Twelve men’s and 12 women’s teams are competing.
Today’s draws are at 8 a.m., noon, and 4 and 8 p.m.
Grattan plays Stevens in the early draw, while Smith-Dacey faces Birt in the late draw in battles between unbeaten teams.
Round robin play wraps up with the 8 a.m. Sunday draw. The semis go Sunday at noon, with the finals at 4 p.m.