Dolan grabs lead

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In provincial senior curling championships

O’LEARY – Kim Dolan and her Charlottetown Curling Club team is the only undefeated team in the women’s event at the P.E.I. Credit Unions provincial senior curling championships.

Lead Angie MacDonald, left, and mate Karen MacDonald of the Karen Gallant team from the Western and Maple Leaf Curling Clubs sweep a Judy MacIsaac stone during the P.E.I. Credit Unions provincial senior curling championships, which got underway at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary on Friday afternoon. The Gallant foursome fell behind 6-0 after three ends, but Kathy Clarey ended up squeezing out an 8-7 win.

The four-team women’s event and six-team men’s championship are being played at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. The modified triple-knockout championships got underway Friday afternoon.

In men’s play, the Rod MacDonald rink from Silver Fox and Charlottetown will play Blair Weeks from Charlottetown in the A event final Saturday at 10 a.m. Two members of the MacDonald foursome and two members of the Weeks foursome comprised last year’s men’s championship rink.

Women’s action

Dolan scored an 8-6 afternoon win over clubmate Shelley Ebbett, and then downed the Kathy Clarey rink form Montague 8-0 in the women’s A final.

Clarey had advanced to the A final with an 8-7 win over Karen Gallant’s Western/Maple Leaf rink.

In the only other women’s game in the evening draw, Ebbett, the only player back from last year’s women’s championship rink, downed Karen Gallant 7-4.

MacDonald started his trip to the men’s A final with a 6-2 win over Silver Fox’s Ted MacFadyen, and a 10-1 victory in six ends over the Daryl MacDonald Western/Maple Leaf rink.

Weeks got there with an 8-4 win over Blair Jay from the Silver Fox, and a 5-4 victory over Clair Sweet from the host club.

The competition continues with draws at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. on Saturday, and draws on Sunday at 11 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Organizations: Silver Fox, Maple Leaf Curling Club

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Maple Leaf, O’Leary

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