The Sandy Hope rink is the 2019 P.E.I. masters women’s curling champions.
Hope, third stone Shelley Ebbett, second stone Debbie Rhodenhizer and lead Arleen Harris defeated the Shirley Berry team 8-3 recently in a battle of Cornwall Curling Club entries to win the best-of-five championship 3-1 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.
Just like last year’s event, Hope won the first two games, with Berry taking the third and Hope winning Game 4.
The teams were tied 2-2 after three ends in the title-deciding game, with Hope stealing a single in the fourth and a double in the fifth end to take a 5-2 lead. Berry was kept to a single in the sixth, with a Hope triple in the seventh putting the game out of reach for the Berry foursome.
Berry’s rink also consists of third stone Linda Fairhurst, second stone Gloria Turner and lead Marjorie Matthews.
Both the Hope and Berry teams earn the right to compete in the Maritime masters championships in Rothesay, N.B., from March 15 to 17. The Hope rink, or the Berry team if the Hope squad is unable to attend, also earn the right to compete in the 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian masters curling championships in Saskatoon, Sask., from April 1 to 7.
Masters curling features participants aged 60 and over.