Halifax’s Heather Smith-Dacey defeated Charlottetown’s Suzanne Birt 7-4 in a see-saw battle Sunday to win the Curl Atlantic Championship in Charlottetown.
The Mayflower rink was a perfect 7-0 during the four-day, 12-team women’s championship.
Smith-Dacey opened the scoring with a deuce in the first, which Birt matched in the second.
The teams traded singles in the next four ends before Smith-Dacey scored a deuce in the seventh and added a single in the final eighth end to complete the victory.
Smith-Dacey beat Kathy O’Rourke 7-3 in six ends in the semifinal while Birt defeated Stacie Devereaux 8-7.
The winning rink included mate Jill Brothers, second Blisse Joyce and lead Teri Lake. Smith-Dacey is a four-time Nova Scotia curling champ.
Birt, which finished the event 5-2, lost 6-5 to Smith-Dacey in the preliminary round meeting. The Birt rink included mate Shelly Bradley, second Michelle McQuaid and lead Susan McInnis.
Peter Burgess, from the Truro Curling Club, doubled James Grattan, from Oromocto, N.B., 6-3 in the men’s final.
Trailing 3-1 through five ends, Burgess scored a triple in the sixth and added two in the eighth.
It was Grattan’s first lost of the 12-team, four-day men’s event. They had handed Burgess his only defeat, 6-2 on Friday morning in round-robin play.
The Burgess rink included mate Craig Burgess, second Jared Bent and lead Todd Burgess.
Joining Grattan were mate Jason Roach, second Darren Roach and lead Josh Barry.