By Woodard, Dale on March 6, 2020.
The opening day of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association curling provincials drew in Thursday afternoon at the Lethbridge Curling Club.
Hosted by LCI, the boys, girls and mixed teams – 10 in each division – got in the first three draws with play resuming today at 9 a.m.
In the opening 12:30 p.m. boys draw Thursday, LCI downed Cremona 7-5, Chinook got past Castor Gus Wetter 8-4 and Warner lost to Calgary Henry Wise Wood 8-3.
In the girls opening draw, LCI beat Cochrane 7-5, while in the mixed division Coaldale Kate Andrews topped Wainwright Blessed Sacrament 9-4.
In the 3:30 p.m. girls draw Vulcan County Central lost 6-3 to Wainwright. The Catholic Central mixed team downed Calgary William Aberhart 12-1 and LCI lost a close one, 5-4 to Cochrane.
The LCI boys improved to 2-0 in the 6:30 p.m. draw with a 7-4 win over Sherwood Park Archbishop Jordan. Chinook also won their second of the day with an 8-3 decision over Warner.
The LCI girls also moved to 2-0 thanks to a 9-5 win over Edmonton Harry Ainlay, while County Central lost 6-4 to Delia.
In late mixed action, LCI defeated Archbishop Jordan 8-3 and Catholic Central edged Kate Andrews 6-5.
The draws today start at 9 a.m. and will be followed with draws at 11:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
If necessary, the tiebreakers will go 8:30 a.m. Saturday with all three division semifinals following at 11 a.m.
The gold and bronze medal games will take place at 2 p.m.