Cottrills miss out on playoffs at national mixed curling doubles - March 28, 2019
BY DENNY SCOTT
Despite great optimism going into the tournament, Shawn and Katie Cottrill failed to make the finals of the 2019 Mixed Doubles Curling Championships held last week.
The Belgrave-area couple, representing Team Ontario, finished sixth in Pool ‘A’ of the event, held in Fredericton, New Brunswick March 19-24.
The Cottrills finished the tournament with two wins, conceding two matches and three losses.
Their first game, against Tyler Tardi and Dezaray Hawes, was a 8-6 loss. Next, the Cottrills posted an 8-6 win over Edmund MacDonald and Alison Griffin, then conceded an 8-5 match against Cody Tanaka and Park Catera.
In Draw 7, the Cottrills were edged out 7-6 by Emilie and Robert Desjardins, then posted an 8-5 win over Kyle Doering and Ashley Groff.
Draw 11 saw the Cottrills face off against Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterman, who edged them out 6-5 and in their final game, in Draw 13, the Cottrills conceded a 9-3 match to Steve Laycock and Kristen Streifel.
Gallant and Peterman would go on to win the tournament, earning the right to represent Canada in international mixed double curling play.