Local rink out of contention at provincial women's curling championships
Moose Jaw’s Penny Barker was eliminated from contention Friday at the SaskPower Saskatchewan women’s championship after she split her two games.
Barker’s rink beat Deanne Miller-Jones 10-2 in the late draw after opening the day with a 9-3 loss to Chantelle Eberle.
Barker scored four in the second end to grab early control against Miller-Jones. She was ahead 6-2 in the fourth end when she stole a point and then stole three more to produce hand shakes after six ends.
The Eberle loss was closer than it sounded as Barker trailed 5-3 heading into the eighth end when Eberle put up a four-ender to close out the win.
Barker’s Moose Jaw Ford Curling centre rink of third Susan Lang, second Melissa Hoffman and lead Danielle Sicinski will conclude with a game against Candace Chisholm in Saturday’s morning draw.
Stefanie Lawton and Eberle are both 4-0 and will advance to the playoffs from Pool A. They will meet Saturday to clinch first place in the pool.
In Pool B, Jill Shumay remains unbeaten, while Michelle Englot and Trish Paulsen are both 3-1. Amber Holland is 2-2 is still alive.
The round-robin portion of the Saskatchewan championship runs through Saturday. The semifinal is Sunday (2 p.m.) followed by the final (5 p.m.). The winner will represent Saskatchewan at the Canadian women’s championship, Feb. 16-24 in Kingston, Ont.