Many of these curlers stayed until the Spitfire Arms Cashspiel final was decided at the Windsor Curling Club Nov. 29.
Thousands of dollars in prize money was up for grabs this year.
Despite two strong efforts made by the Windsor women’s rink, which was skipped by Jocelyn Nix, they couldn’t make it to the final round.
Nix’s rink lost in the semi-finals Nov. 29 to Theresa Breen’s rink from Halifax.
It took the final shot of the game before Nix was eliminated.
“Breen made an incredible shot to win it, as to tie, she only had to hit and roll, but she knocked our stone out, taking three for an 8-4 lead,” said Nix following the loss.
Nix was able to knock one of Breen’s three rocks out in the eighth. The final score was 8-5.
Colleen Jones and Nancy Delahunt played in the other women’s semi-final but they lost 9-6 in an extra end to Mary Anne Arsenault’s rink.
Jones’ team was facing a steal in order to win in the extra end but could not pull it off.
Breen won the championship 5-4 over Arsenault.
Nix will now play in one of the Scotties Tournament of Heart qualifiers in Shelburne. Twelve rinks will compete beginning Dec. 9, with only six advancing to the provincial championship at the Mayflower Curling Club.
Richard Barker’s men’s team lost in the quarter-finals to Stuart Thompson, the eventual men’s champion, by a score of 6-1.
Barker said they “were simply outplayed.”
Barker’s rink finished 2-1 in the round-robin compared to Nix, who went 3-0.
Barker’s loss in the round-robin came against Allan O’Leary, who captured a silver medal in the World Sr. Men’s Curling Championship last spring.