Halifax, NS – After the end of play in Pool B at the Mayflower Curling Club, tie-breakers were avoided with victories by both Manitoba and Ontario.
It took Manitoba 7 ends to defeat British Columbia. BC was leading Manitoba 4-2 after 5 ends with a couple of back to back steals. Mantioba got their 1 in 6th and then capitalized on some missed shots by BC to steal 5 in the 7th. The score 8-4 was too much for BC, they were run out of rocks in the 8th. Manitoba secured top spot in Pool B.
Ontario got a 3 in the 3rd against Alberta. Forced Alberta to a single in the 4th. Alberta stole another point in the 5th. Ontario go back on the board with a draw to the button in the 6th. Manitoba was forces to 1 in the 7th. One down coming home with out hammer, Alberta was able to steal a point and the game went into extra ends. In the extra, the Ontario skip made two perfect take outs and won the game 5-4. Ontario finishes in 2nd spot.
In the final game of the evening, Newfoundland Labrador scored three 3 enders, 1 in the 3rd, 1 in the 5th and the final in the 7th and last end. The final score was 10-3 for Newfoundland.
Final Standing after Round Robin – Pool B
British Columbia 2-3
Newfoundland Labrador 2-3
Cross-over Schedule – Friday, February 24, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Sheet A (9th & 10th) – Northwest Territories vs Newfoundland Labrador
Sheet B (5th & 6th) – Alberta vs Nova Scotia
Sheet C (7th & 8th) – Quebec vs British Columbia
Sheet D (11th & 12th) – Yukon vs Prince Edward Island
Semi-Final Schedule – Saturday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Sheet A – Manitoba vs Saskatchewan
Sheet D – New Brunswick vs Ontario