Elora’s Kiemele rink all even after Sunday morning draw

GUELPH – The Elora Curling Club rink skipped by Mackenzie Kiemele saw their record fall to the .500 winning percentage with a loss in Sunday morning’s draw.

The Elora rink that also includes lead Jessica Filipcic, second Emma McKenzie and third Grace Lloyd suffered a 7-3 loss to the Port Perry Community Curling Club rink skipped by Rachel Steele.

The game in the Pepsi provincial under-21 curling championships at the Guelph Curling Club was tied 2-2 after five ends before the Port Perry rink scored two in the sixth to go ahead for good. Kiemele had one in the seventh before Steele came back with two more in the eighth and one in the ninth.

Despite the loss, the Elora rink remains in contention to move on to Monday’s playoff round. Top three in the eight-team women’s portion of the tournament move on to the playoff round.

Saturday, Kiemele dropped Madelyn Warriner of the Listowel Curling Club 10-4, lost 8-7 in an extra end to the Kitchener-Waterloo Granite Club rink skipped by Isabelle Ladouceur and downed the Perth Curling Club rink skipped by Kayla Gray 9-4.

In Sunday morning’s other games, Sutherland defeated Deschenes 9-5, Purdy edged Rooney 6-4 and Gray downed Ladouceur 7-5.

Heading into Sunday afternoon’s final draw, Sutherland has wrapped up a first-place finish at 5-1. Kiemele, Ladouceur, Deschenes, Steele and Warriner are all tied at 3-3 and Gray and Thorne are tied at 2-4.

The RCN (Navy) Curling Club rink skipped by Jordan McNamara leads the men’s standings after the Sunday morning draw with a perfect 6-0 record. The Galt Country Club rink skipped by Sam Mooibroek and the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club rink skipped by Owen Purdy are tied for second at 5-1. They’re followed by the Alexandria Curling Club rink skipper by Landad Rooney at 3-3, the Welland Curling Club rink skipped by Brady Lumley and the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club rink skipped by Ryan Hahn tied at 2-4, the Coldwater and District Curling Club rink skipped by Nicholas Bissonnette at 1-5 and the Rideau Curling Club rink skipped by Kai Collins at 0-6.

The final draw of round-robin play is slated for Sunday at 3 p.m. If tie-breakers are required, they’re set for Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

If more tie-breakers are needed, they’re to go Monday at 9 a.m. If no other tie-breakers are needed, the semifinals are to go at 9 a.m. with the finals following at 1:15 p.m.

If tie-breakers are to be played Monday morning, the semifinals are set to be played at 1:15 p.m. and the finals are to go at 5:30 p.m.


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