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MacKenzie and Jones teams come out on top of Spitfire Arms Cashspiel

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WINDSOR, NS - The Doug MacKenzie curling team fought until the bitter end to win the Spitfire Arms Curling Cashspiel held at the Windsor Curling Club Nov. 25-27.

MacKenzie was tied with the Scott Saunders rink at 3-3 after eight ends in Sunday afternoon’s championship.  

MacKenzie nosed out a point in the ninth end but having to win by two, the championship finale with thousands of dollars at stake went to a tenth end with Saunders scoring three times and seemingly taking a comfortable 6-4 lead into the home half of the tenth end.  

But in the end MacKenzie’s team claimed victory by stealing four for an 8-6 final.  

Richard Barker of Falmouth was MacKenzie’s third all weekend and the rink went into the playoff round with two losses before winning in the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the stunning steal in the championship game.  

The Colleen Jones rink from Halifax with Windsor native Nancy Delahunt as lead breezed through the weekend spiel without a loss as she entered the championship game at 5-0, identical to the Mary Anne Arsenault foursome from Halifax who were also 4-0.  

Jones led 4-2 going to the eighth end and finished the championship off with a pair to seal a 6-2 win.

Nancy McConnery’s rink with Falmouth residents Jocelyn Nix and Shelley Barker made it to the playoff round but lost in an extra end to the Jill Brothers rink by a score of 6-5.

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