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Island Petroleum Cashspiel cancelled following the announcement of COVID-19 cases

Michelle McQuaid, left, and Meaghan Hughes sweep a stone thrown by skip Suzanne Birt during play in the Island Petroleum Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside on Saturday afternoon. The Birt rink defeated Mitchell Schut's foursome 5-3. The 16-team event was cancelled shortly after the game due to the announcement of three new COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.
Michelle McQuaid, left, and Meaghan Hughes sweep a stone thrown by skip Suzanne Birt during play in the Island Petroleum Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside on Saturday afternoon. The Birt rink defeated Mitchell Schut's foursome 5-3. The 16-team event was cancelled shortly after the game due to the announcement of three new COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. - Jason Simmonds
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

The remainder of this weekend's schedule in the Island Petroleum cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside is cancelled.

Organizers announced the decision on Saturday afternoon, shortly after the announcement by P.E.I. chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison that there are three new COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

Skip Mitchell Schut makes a shot as Cruz Pineau is ready to sweep. The Schut rink dropped a 5-3 decision to the Suzanne Birt rink in the Island Petroleum Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside on Saturday afternoon. Play in the 16-team event was cancelled shortly after the game due to the announcement of three new COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. - Jason Simmonds
Skip Mitchell Schut makes a shot as Cruz Pineau is ready to sweep. The Schut rink dropped a 5-3 decision to the Suzanne Birt rink in the Island Petroleum Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside on Saturday afternoon. Play in the 16-team event was cancelled shortly after the game due to the announcement of three new COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. - Jason Simmonds

Organizers said they "don't want to risk the health of anyone" in a statement.

Play began on Friday and was to conclude with the championship game on Sunday afternoon.

There were 16 rinks registered, and four draws were completed.

Teams were competing for $3,000 in prize money. The breakdown includes $3,000 for first place, $800 for second place, $600 for the third- and fourth-place rinks and $400 for the fifth-through-eighth-place teams.

Skip Blair Jay follows his shot during action Island Petroleum Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside on Saturday afternoon. - Jason Simmonds
Skip Blair Jay follows his shot during action Island Petroleum Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside on Saturday afternoon. - Jason Simmonds

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