ESTEVAN – The playoff matchups have been finalized for the Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women's curling championship in Estevan.
In one showdown, Nancy Martin's rink will face Team Robyn Silvernagle in a clash of the A event and B event victors, respectively. Martin won the A final 7-6 over Sherry Anderson on Friday afternoon, while Silvernagle defeated Anderson 8-2 in seven ends Saturday morning.
The winner of the Martin-Silvernagle game will advance to the championship final Sunday at 3 p.m., while the loser will be in the semifinal Sunday at 10 a.m.
Meanwhile, Anderson will play Skylar Ackerman in a clash of C event winners. Anderson executed a double takeout with her final shot in the 10th end to defeat defending provincial champion Penny Barker 7-5 in one C final. Barker had one shot remaining and no rocks in the house after Anderson's final shot.
Ackerman defeated Brooklyn Stevenson 15-8 in the other C event. Ackerman was down 8-5 after six ends, but then scored five in the seventh to lead 10-8, and then stole two in the eighth and three in the ninth.
The winner of Anderson-Ackerman advances to the semifinal on Sunday, while the defeated team will be eliminated.
Both the Ackerman-Anderson and Martin-Silvernagle games start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.
The Robyn Silvernagle rink has joined Nancy Martin’s team in the playoffs at the Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Affinity Place in Estevan.
Silvernagle, competing out of the Twin Rivers Curling Club in North Battleford, defeated Sherry Anderson 8-2 in seven ends to win the B final Saturday morning at the provincial women’s curling championship.
After blanking the first two ends, Silvernagle scored one in the third end and stole three in the fourth for a 4-0 advantage. Anderson scored one in the fifth and stole another in the sixth to cut the deficit in half, but Silvernagle scored four in the seventh, ending the game.
Three games were played in the C event as well on Saturday. Defending provincial champion Penny Barker defeated local favourite Cindy Ricci, competing out of the Estevan Curling Club, by a 9-3 score. Ricci led 1-0 after the first end and it was a 2-2 tie after three, but Barker scored two in the fourth and seventh ends, and stole two in the ninth to put the game away and eliminated Ricci.
Including the Last Chance competition in early January, Ricci had won five straight games when facing elimination.
The Skylar Ackerman rink knocked out Lorraine Schneider 11-3 in nine ends. Ackerman scored four in the ninth to dash any hopes of a Schneider comeback.
Brooklyn Stevenson scored three in the fifth and stole three more in the sixth to defeat Jessica Mitchell 10-2 in six.