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Kentville curlers with Team Mattatall are ahead at the Seniors

The Nova Scotia senior women’s curling team includes: left, Skip Mary Mattatall, Third Marg Cutcliff, Second Jill Alcoe-Holland and Lead Andrea Saulnier.
The Nova Scotia senior women’s curling team includes: left, Skip Mary Mattatall, Third Marg Cutcliff, Second Jill Alcoe-Holland and Lead Andrea Saulnier.

KENTVILLE NS – Team Mattatall from Nova Scotia are standing at two wins/one loss at the 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships that began March 20 at Fredericton.

Two-time (1995, 1998) Canadian Mixed champion Mary Mattatall, who recently skipped Nova Scotia in the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts at St. Catharines, Ont., finishing with a 2-9 mark, makes her Seniors debut.

Kentville’s Glooscap Curling Club representatives on the Mattatall team are Alcoe-Holland and Andrea Saulnier.

It is the first time that Fredericton has hosted both championships, but the 1980 Canadian senior women’s was played there, prior to the amalgamation of both events in 1985.

Fourteen men’s teams (representing the 10 provinces plus Northern Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon) and 13 women’s teams (no Nunavut) will compete.

The teams have been seeded into two pools per gender, based on last year’s results, and will first play a round robin within their pool through Wednesday. Round-robin games will be played in both Willie O’Ree Place and the Capital Winter Club.

The top four in each pool then advance to the Championship Round for games against teams from the other pool, while the remaining teams go to the Seeding Pool. At the conclusion of the Championship Round on Friday, the semi-finals will be held Saturday morning, March 25 at 9:30 a.m., pairing 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. The winners then advance to their respective gold-medal finals at 3 p.m. while the losers meet in bronze-medal games at the same time. All playoff games will be held in Willie O’Ree Place.

 

Two-time (1995, 1998) Canadian Mixed champion Mary Mattatall, who recently skipped Nova Scotia in the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts at St. Catharines, Ont., finishing with a 2-9 mark, makes her Seniors debut.

Kentville’s Glooscap Curling Club representatives on the Mattatall team are Alcoe-Holland and Andrea Saulnier.

It is the first time that Fredericton has hosted both championships, but the 1980 Canadian senior women’s was played there, prior to the amalgamation of both events in 1985.

Fourteen men’s teams (representing the 10 provinces plus Northern Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon) and 13 women’s teams (no Nunavut) will compete.

The teams have been seeded into two pools per gender, based on last year’s results, and will first play a round robin within their pool through Wednesday. Round-robin games will be played in both Willie O’Ree Place and the Capital Winter Club.

The top four in each pool then advance to the Championship Round for games against teams from the other pool, while the remaining teams go to the Seeding Pool. At the conclusion of the Championship Round on Friday, the semi-finals will be held Saturday morning, March 25 at 9:30 a.m., pairing 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. The winners then advance to their respective gold-medal finals at 3 p.m. while the losers meet in bronze-medal games at the same time. All playoff games will be held in Willie O’Ree Place.

 

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