Scoring six points over three consecutive middle ends were enough to keep Veronica Smith and her Cornwall Curling Club team’s undefeated record intact Thursday afternoon at the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship. She followed up a triple in the fourth end with a steal of two in the fifth and one more in the sixth and went on to beat previously unbeaten Melissa Morrow from the Silver Fox 8-2 in the ‘A’ qualifier of the women’s modified triple knock-out championship
The Scotties and the men’s Tankard are both being played at Alberton’s Western Community Curling Club, this week.
Morrow had tied the game 1-1 in the third after Smith blanked the first end to keep hammer and took a single in the second. Morrow got a point in the seventh and the handshakes were exchanged after Smith answered back with a single in the eighth. Smith is now the only undefeated team in the seven-team women’s field. She and Morrow both drop into ‘B’ qualifier semi-finals on Friday.
In other games on the afternoon draw, Sarah Fullerton (Charlottetown/Silver Fox), scored four multi-point ends while holding Tammy Dewar (Montague) to five single point ends in a 9-5 Fullerton victory, and Lisa Jackson (Crapaud Curling Club) broke open a close 2-2 game with Chloé McCloskey (Charlottetown Curling Complex) by scoring five points in ends 8 and 9 for a 7-2 win. There’s one women’s game on the evening draw of the men’s and women’s championship event with Jackson back out for a game against Charlottetown’s Suzanne Birt Friday’s draws are at 9 a.m. 2 p.m. and 7 pm.