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AUS Curling Championships - Day one

AUS Curling Championships - Day one

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Both Dalhousie Tigers' and Memorial University's curling programs are undefeated following Day 1 of the 2020 Subway AUS Curling Championships Presented by Keep It Social.

The sixth annual championships are hosted by the SMU Huskies at the CFB Halifax Curling Club.

The Tigers won both the men's and women's AUS titles last year in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Day 1 took place Thursday afternoon with one draw and five matches on ice.

On the women's side, new skip Kristin Clarke's Dalhousie rink defeated the host SMU Huskies and Taylour Stevens' rink 11-0 in five ends while UNB's skip Justine Comeau beat skip Samantha Cook's Mount A rink 9-4 in eight ends.

UNB doubled up the Mounties 2-1 in stolen ends and stole five points compared to Mount A's two.

Skip Mackenzie Mitchell of Memorial stole five points in six ends and defeated StFX's skip Emma Kealy 10-4 to finish the women's draw for Day 1.

Six women's teams and five men's teams make up the round-robin format.

The top four advance to Saturday's semifinals while the Finals will take place Sunday morning, with all four finalists earning berths into the U SPORTS national championship March 11-15 in Portage la Prairie, Man.

Skip Matt Manuel of Dalhousie beat skip Kyle Walker's StFX rink 12-2 in six ends, stealing eight points while X stole one in the 2 p.m. draw.

Memorial's skip Greg Blyde stole a third of their points against skip Jack Smeltzer's UNB rink and won 9-6 in eight ends.

Day 2 of the championships start Friday Feb 7 with three draws (10:30am, 2 pm, 7 pm Atlantic Times).

 

http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/curling/2019-20/index

 

TEAM STANDINGS

Men
Dalhousie Tigers (1-0)
Memorial Sea-Hawks (1-0)
UNB Reds (0-1)
StFX X-Men (1-1)
SMU Huskies (0-0)

Women
Dalhousie Tigers (1-0)
Memorial Sea-Hawks (1-0)
UNB Reds (1-0)
SMU Huskies (0-1)
Mount Allison Mounties (0-1)
StFX W-Women (0-1)

 

Dominic Nolasco, SMU

Photo Nick Pearce