Team Silvernagle falls short in Calgary

The curling season is well under way for the team of Robyn Silvernagle, who were in action this weekend in Calgary.

The North Battleford-based Team Silvernagle were playing at the Curler’s Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic held Oct. 11-14 at Calgary Curling Club. That follows on the heels of other events Silvernagle has competed in at Saskatoon and in Edmonton.

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The team is essentially unchanged from last year’s provincial Scotties champions, with Silvernagle returning as skip, Stefanie Lawton third, Jessie Hunkin second and Kara Thevenot lead.

In Calgary the team lost its first game to Kaitlin Stubbs of Calgary 7-6 to begin the bonspiel on Oct. 11. They did beat Lindsay Hudyma in the nightcap 8-2, but then lost 6-5 to defending Canadian champions Chelsea Carey the following day.

On Sunday, Oct. 13, Silvernagle won over Min Ji Jim of South Korea 7-5 and Alina Kovaleva of Russia 7-2, but fell in the C final to Seina Nakajima of Japan 5-4 in a game that came down to the last rock. 

It was the Kerri Einarson team from Winnipeg that ended up taking the title by a 7-0 score over Casey Scheidegger from Alberta.

Next up for Team Silvernagle is a trip to North Bay, Ont., where they play in the Grand Slam of Curling Masters taking place Oct. 22-27. The event will be televised on Sportsnet.


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