Oakville rink stays alive in Men’s Masters’ championship

Bob Edmondson’s rink from the Oakville Curling Club is holding onto second place after six draws in the men’s division of the Canadian Open Masters Championships.

And his rink will be put to the test in the seventh draw when the quartet plays unbeaten leader Peter MacPhee from Nova Scotia at the Glendale Golf and Country Club on Thursday. MacPhee is 6-0 while Edmondson is 4-2 to share second place with Alberta’s Keith Kaufman. Edmondson will also play Richard Leippi of Saskatchewan on Thursday.

Edmondson lost 9-4 to Kaufman on Wednesday (April 4) after the Alberta rink jumped to a 6-0 lead, scoring three in each of the first two ends. The (southern) Ontario representatives rebounded to beat New Brunswick’s Gord Snow, 9-2.

In the women’s division, the Glanford Curling Club rink skipped by Cathy Keys lost two heart-breakers to slip to 2-4.

Keys lost 6-5 to leader Linda Wagner (6-0) when the Alberta rink stole one in the eighth end for the win. Keys gave up three in the seventh after taking a 5-2 lead.

In the sixth draw, Keys fell 11-10 to Grace Donald of New Brunswick after scoring five in the seventh end to tie the game.

Keys rink will play Nova Scotia’s Verda Kempton and Saskatchewan’s Carol Christopher in draws seven and eight.
The men’s and women’s semifinals will go at 4.30 p.m. on Friday with the finals set for 9 a.m. Saturday.