Roy rink splits first two draws


Raymond Roy is off to a 1-1 start at the Dominion Curling Club Championship in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Roy and his rink of third Dave Broman, second Butch Wensley, and lead Patrick Briere opened play yesterday with a 10-4 win over New Brunswick in the morning draw.
But then they fell 8-5 to Alberta later in the day.
Roy got off to a fine start against New Brunswick, scoring three in the first end.
New Brunswick came back with singles in the second and third ends, but Roy picked up four in the fourth to stake a 7-2 lead.
New Brunswick took a deuce in the fifth but after a blank in the sixth, Roy added three in the seventh to force handshakes.
Roy also grabbed an early lead in his second draw, stealing one in the first, but Alberta roared back with three in the second end.
After the teams traded singles in the third and fourth to make it 4-2, Roy pulled even with a deuce in the fifth.
Alberta took the lead again with a single in the sixth, but Roy once again tied it up in the seventh.
But Alberta used the hammer to its advantage in the eighth and final end to score three to earn the win.
Roy only had one draw today, facing Manitoba this afternoon (the outcome wasn’t known by press time).
He has a bye for tonight’s draw, then will face the Northwest Territories tomorrow morning.
The 14 teams competing in the event are split into two groups, with the top two in each advancing to Saturday night’s semi-finals.
The championship final is slated for Sunday afternoon.