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Monday, 25 February 2013

Post Scotties Wrap Up

There was so much going on during the week that I haven't had a chance to finish all my posts!  I will be doing more posts and reviewing the Scotties this week so stay tuned.  I might even be following Team Canada at the Worlds!

2013 Scotties Champions and Final Standings

Congratulations to Team Homan from Ontario for being the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Champions!  Team Homan will now represent Canada at the Women's World Curling Championships in Riga, Latvia from March 16th to 24th.  Team Homan will also be going to the Scotties in 2014 as Team Canada in Montreal from February 1st to 9th. You Gotta Be There!  I hope I will be there!

Final Standings

Team Rachel Homan (Ontario)
Team Jennifer Jones (Manitoba)
Team Kelly Scott (BC)
Team Heather Nedohin (Canada)
Team Jill Shumay (Saskatchewan)
Team Andrea Crawford (New Brunswick)
Team Mary Anne Arsenault (Nova Scotia)
Team Suzanne Birt (PEI)
Team Allison Ross (Quebec)
Team Kerry Galusha (Northwest Territories/Yukon)
Team Stacie Devereaux (Newfoundland & Labrador)
Team Kristie Moore (Alberta)

This is Team Rachel Homan's 1st Scotties Championship..  This is Ontario's 6th championship.

They weren't rookies but for only their second year at the Scotties, they really showed their experience.  The Sandra Schmirler MVP award went to Lisa Weagle.  The shot of the week award went to Rachel Homan for her hit through the tight port against Manitoba in Draw 12 in the round robin.

Scotties - The Final Day Review

Day 9 at the Scotties – Sunday, February 24

Semi-final Game

9 am was the Semi-final with Jennifer Jones facing off against Heather Nedohin.

Jones (Manitoba) 6
Nedohin (Canada) 5

It was a close game between Jennifer Jones and the defending champion Heather Nedohin.  It was Jones who came out with the 6-5 victory.  The difference in this game was in the 8th end.  Heather Nedohin was in control of the game up till then.  Nedohin tried to tap Jennifer Jones's rock back to score 1.  She ended up tapping Jones's rock at the top of the 4 foot in to give up 2.  It was 6-4 Manitoba at that point.  Beth Iskiw curled 90% and Kaitlyn Lawes curled 75%.  The team percentages were 89% for team Canada and 82% for team Manitoba.  This shows that team Canada really controlled the game.

Bronze Medal Game

2 pm was the Bronze Medal Game with Kelly Scott facing off against Heather Nedohin.

 Scott (BC) 10
Nedohin (Canada) 8

Kelly Scott rebounded after yesterday afternoon's loss to Team Canada to beat Team Canada 10-8.  Kelly stole 1 in the 10th after Heather Nedohin failed to make a double to win.  Jeanna Schraeder curled 89% compared to Beth Iskiw, who curled 71%.

Final Game

7 pm was the Final Game with Rachel Homan facing off against Jennifer Jones.

Homan (Ontario) 9
Jones (Manitoba) 6

Rachel Homan won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts over Jennifer Jones by a final score of 9-6.  Homan ran Jones out of rocks in the 10th to claim the championship!  Homan started the game off with a 3 in the first but by the 5th end it was tied at 4. It looked like momentum was going Manitoba's way until Ontario got 3 in the 7th and got a steal of 2 in the 8th.  Alison Kreviazuk curled 96% while her counterpart,  Jill Officer, curled 80%.   Overall, both teams curled 89% but it was big shots or misses at important points in the game that was the difference.