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Canadian senior curling championship wraps up at Vernon rink

Nova Scotia won the championship on the men’s side while Ontario finished atop the women’s bracket

The 2023 Everest Canadian Senior Women’s and Men’s Curling Championships wrapped up at the Vernon Curling Club Saturday, Dec. 9, with Nova Scotia taking the gold medal in the men’s division and team Ontario securing gold in the women’s division.

On the men’s side, Nova Scotia won the championship Saturday morning by defeating Saskatchewan 4-3. Led by Kris Granchelli, Nova Scotia scored two points in the first end, one in the fifth end and another in the eighth and final end to secure victory.

Manitoba and New Brunswick battled for the bronze medal on the men’s side, with Manitoba winning by a score of 8-5, highlighted by three points in the sixth end.

The women competed in the afternoon Saturday, and it was Julie McMullin’s Ontario team defeating Saskatchewan 10-4 to win the championship. Ontario finished the match strong, scoring two in the fifth end and three in both the sixth and seventh ends. Neither team scored points in the final end.

While the gold medal match was playing out, the B.C. women’s team was earning the bronze medal over Alberta. B.C. won the match 7-3, scoring three in the seventh end.

As the gold medal winners in the Everest championships, the Nova Scotia men’s team and the Ontario women’s team will now represent Canada in 2024 at the World Senior Curling Championships in Sweden.

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Brendan Shykora

About the Author: Brendan Shykora

I started at the Morning Star as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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