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Go Nova Scotia: O’Leary and Jones advance to semis at Everest Canadian seniors curling

<p>Nova Scotia women’s second Kim Kelly.</p>
<p>Nova Scotia women’s second Kim Kelly.</p>

DIGBY – Both Nova Scotia teams will move on to the semi-finals of the Everest Canadian Seniors curling championships.

Both the men’s, skipped by Alan O’Leary, and women’s, skipped by Colleen Jones, sit at 7-2 with one game left to play this evening.

The top four men’s teams have already been determined but the ranking depends on one game tonight.

O’Leary plays Byran Cochrane’s Ontario rink at 6 p.m. in the Digby arena. Cochrane is already 8-1 – he lost his first game just this morning to Bob Ursel of British Columbia.

Ursel is finished for this round and sits at 7-3.

Manitoba’s Randy Neufeld is also done and sits at 8-2.

Top women all tied at 7-2

The top four women’s teams are all tied at 7-2 going into the final draw before the semis.

Jones plays Cathy King of Alberta in the Digby arena at 6 p.m. and Sherry Anderson of Saskatchewan plays Jo-Ann Rizzo of Ontario.

Semis and medal games

The top four teams play in the semis tomorrow April 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The team finishing first overall meets the team finishing fourth and the teams finishing second and third play each other.

At 3 p.m. the semi winners meet for the gold medal game while the losers play for the bronze medal.

Pro-am

Saturday is also the Everest Ferbey seniors pro am curling game where four lucky senior curlers from across Canada enjoy the chance to play on teams with Randy Ferbey, Jennifer Jones, Brad Jacobs and ‘Iceman’ Al Hackner.

Kitchen party

Also tonight, April 1 at 8:30 p.m. is the East Coast kitchen party in the curling club with local musicians.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Both the men’s, skipped by Alan O’Leary, and women’s, skipped by Colleen Jones, sit at 7-2 with one game left to play this evening.

The top four men’s teams have already been determined but the ranking depends on one game tonight.

O’Leary plays Byran Cochrane’s Ontario rink at 6 p.m. in the Digby arena. Cochrane is already 8-1 – he lost his first game just this morning to Bob Ursel of British Columbia.

Ursel is finished for this round and sits at 7-3.

Manitoba’s Randy Neufeld is also done and sits at 8-2.

Top women all tied at 7-2

The top four women’s teams are all tied at 7-2 going into the final draw before the semis.

Jones plays Cathy King of Alberta in the Digby arena at 6 p.m. and Sherry Anderson of Saskatchewan plays Jo-Ann Rizzo of Ontario.

Semis and medal games

The top four teams play in the semis tomorrow April 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The team finishing first overall meets the team finishing fourth and the teams finishing second and third play each other.

At 3 p.m. the semi winners meet for the gold medal game while the losers play for the bronze medal.

Pro-am

Saturday is also the Everest Ferbey seniors pro am curling game where four lucky senior curlers from across Canada enjoy the chance to play on teams with Randy Ferbey, Jennifer Jones, Brad Jacobs and ‘Iceman’ Al Hackner.

Kitchen party

Also tonight, April 1 at 8:30 p.m. is the East Coast kitchen party in the curling club with local musicians.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

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