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Nova Scotia men undefeated: Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships underway in Digby


DIGBY – Alan O’Leary and the Nova Scotia men’s seniors curling team got off to a perfect start winning both their games on day one of the 2016 Everest Canadian seniors curling championships in Digby.

The team of O’Leary, Andrew Dauphinee, Danny Christianson and Harold McCarthy of the Dartmouth Curling Club are the only Nova Scotians to win the Canadian mens seniors curling championships. They won in 2014 and went on to silver at the worlds in 2015.

So far at this year’s nationals, they are leading their pool – they are the only team in the B pool with two wins.

The Nova Scotia men beat Nunavut 6-5 and slammed PEI 7-1.

British Columbia, PEI, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick are all 1-1 at the end of day one and Nunavut is 0-2.

O’Leary was tied with Ed Sattelberger’s Nunavut squad after six ends. Nova Scotia had the hammer in the seventh but blanked that end and then O’Leary scored one in the eighth for the win.

Nova Scotia started with the hammer against Rod MacDonald’s PEI rink and scored one. Nova Scotia stole the next three ends to go ahead 5-0. PEI scored one in the fifth but O’Leary used his hammer to sit two in the sixth and MacDonald conceded.

In the A pool, Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan also had two wins.

On Day Two (March 29), Nova Scotia plays Newfoundland (1-1) in the 9 a.m. draw and Quebec in the 4 p.m. draw.

Nova Scotia women 1-1

The Nova Scotia women’s team is 1-1 after the first day of curling in Digby.

Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Sue Radford and Nancy Delahunt beat Kim Nolan’s PEI team 7-5 in their first game this afternoon.

Jones was ahead 4-2 after five ends. Nolan blanked in the sixth with the hammer but then scored three in the seventh to take the lead for the first time in the game.

Jones answered right back with three in the eighth for the win.

In Nova Scotia’s second game Jones was trailing Newfoundland and Labrador’s Cathy Cunningham 4-2 after the sixth. Jones scored two in the seventh to tie it, but going home with the hammer, Cunningham scored one to win 5-4.

Cunningham sits atop pool B with Jo-Ann Rizzo’s Ontario team at 2-0.

Alberta and Saskatchewan also have two wins in pool A.

On Day Two (March 29), Jones and the Nova Scotia women play Ontario at 12:30 p.m. and Manitoba at 4 p.m.

The Canadian Curling seniors continue until April 2 at the rink in Digby.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

The team of O’Leary, Andrew Dauphinee, Danny Christianson and Harold McCarthy of the Dartmouth Curling Club are the only Nova Scotians to win the Canadian mens seniors curling championships. They won in 2014 and went on to silver at the worlds in 2015.

So far at this year’s nationals, they are leading their pool – they are the only team in the B pool with two wins.

The Nova Scotia men beat Nunavut 6-5 and slammed PEI 7-1.

British Columbia, PEI, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick are all 1-1 at the end of day one and Nunavut is 0-2.

O’Leary was tied with Ed Sattelberger’s Nunavut squad after six ends. Nova Scotia had the hammer in the seventh but blanked that end and then O’Leary scored one in the eighth for the win.

Nova Scotia started with the hammer against Rod MacDonald’s PEI rink and scored one. Nova Scotia stole the next three ends to go ahead 5-0. PEI scored one in the fifth but O’Leary used his hammer to sit two in the sixth and MacDonald conceded.

In the A pool, Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan also had two wins.

On Day Two (March 29), Nova Scotia plays Newfoundland (1-1) in the 9 a.m. draw and Quebec in the 4 p.m. draw.

Nova Scotia women 1-1

The Nova Scotia women’s team is 1-1 after the first day of curling in Digby.

Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Sue Radford and Nancy Delahunt beat Kim Nolan’s PEI team 7-5 in their first game this afternoon.

Jones was ahead 4-2 after five ends. Nolan blanked in the sixth with the hammer but then scored three in the seventh to take the lead for the first time in the game.

Jones answered right back with three in the eighth for the win.

In Nova Scotia’s second game Jones was trailing Newfoundland and Labrador’s Cathy Cunningham 4-2 after the sixth. Jones scored two in the seventh to tie it, but going home with the hammer, Cunningham scored one to win 5-4.

Cunningham sits atop pool B with Jo-Ann Rizzo’s Ontario team at 2-0.

Alberta and Saskatchewan also have two wins in pool A.

On Day Two (March 29), Jones and the Nova Scotia women play Ontario at 12:30 p.m. and Manitoba at 4 p.m.

The Canadian Curling seniors continue until April 2 at the rink in Digby.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

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