Nix in hunt at Scotties

John Decoste
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Skip Jocelyn Nix, pictured, and teammates Andrea Saulnier, Jill Alcoe-Holland and Julie Morley from the Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville have qualified for the 2014 Scotties provincial women’s championship next month in Sydney. Team Nix will be trying to improve on a runner-up finish at the 2013 provincials. - File

The Jocelyn Nix rink from the Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville was solidly in the mix halfway through the Scotties provincial women’s curling championship in Sydney.

Nix and her teammates, Andrea Saulnier, Jill Alcoe-Holland and Julie Morley, provincial runners-up in 2013, had a 2-2 record after four draws at this year’s championship being played at the Sydney Curling Club.

Team Nix split its games Jan. 8 and Jan. 9. On Jan. 8, Nix opened with a 6-5, extra-end loss to Mary-Sue Radford of Mayflower. Kings County native Jane Snyder is the mate for Team Radford.

In the evening draw, Nix prevailed 9-7 over Anne Dillon of CFB Halifax to finish the day at 1-1.

On Jan. 8, Nix improved to 2-1 with a 7-2 win over Tanya Hilliard of Mayflower in the afternoon draw, but in the evening draw, dropped a 9-1 decision to Kelly MacIntosh of Dartmouth.

Team Nix faced a make-or-break day Jan. 10, with games scheduled against Heather Smith (undefeated at 4-0 through four draws) and defending champion Mary-Anne Arsenault (3-1), both representing the Mayflower club.

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Organizations: Mayflower, Glooscap Curling Club, Sydney Curling Club

Geographic location: Kentville, Sydney, Kings Dartmouth

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