June 23rd, 2024

Scheidegger remains undefeated at Scotties

By Dale Woodard on January 7, 2022.

Casey Scheidegger and her Lethbridge Curling Club rink remain undefeated and atop the standings at the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Grande Prairie.

But a big test looms today to see if the locals can wrap up the round-robin undefeated.

Scheidegger and her rink of third Cary-Anne McTaggart, second Jessie Haughian and lead Kristie Moore defeated Edmonton’s Elysa Crough 8-1 in seven ends Thursday afternoon in the fourth day of play.

The local rink blew open a 1-1 tie after three ends with a pair in the third end for a 3-1 lead and stole two more in the fifth and sixth ends and one more in the seventh to wrap up the win early and improve to 6-0 this week.

Scheidegger now faces Edmonton’s Kelsey Rocque today at 2 p.m.

Rocque was handed her first loss of the week Thursday night, losing 7-3 to defending champion and fellow Edmonton rink Laura Walker.

Rocque and Walker are both 5-1 and tied for second.

In the other Thursday night draw, St. Albert’s Adele Kezama-Purcell downed Crough 9-2.

In the afternoon draw Rocque beat Edmonton’s Melissa Pierce 8-5 and Walker downed Kayla Skrlik of Calgary 9-4.

In the other afternoon draw Selena Sturmay of Edmonton beat Kezama-Purcell 10-3.

On the men’s side Thursday, Calgary’s Kevin Koe earned the first provincial berth of the weekend courtesy a 9-1 win over Karsten Sturmay of Edmonton.

However, Sturmay bounced back in the B-event semifinal Thursday night with a 9-6 extra ends win over Edmonton’s Ted Appelman, scoring three in the 11th end.

Sturmay will now face Jeremy Harty of Calgary in the B-event final today at 9 a.m. with the winner grabbing the second provincial berth.

Harty beat Sexsmith’s Scott Webb 7-1 win in the other B-event semifinal Thursday night.

The C-event semifinals take place today at 9 a.m.

Fort McMurray’s Jeff Reich takes on Appelman and Parker Konschuh of Calgary faces Webb.

In an all-Edmonton match, Ryan Jacques plays Ryan Parent with the winner of that game advancing to take on the loser of the B-event final between Harty and Sturmay

The C-event finals for the final two provincial berths take place tonight at 7 p.m.

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