Pinkney gunning for senior women’s curling title in Digby

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO – There are no surprises here.

Colleen Pinkney knows exactly what she and her Truro rinkmates – mate Wendy Currie, second Shelley MacNutt and lead Susan Creelman – are getting into Wednesday as they open their bid for a provincial senior women’s curling championship in Digby. Pinkney kicks off the double round-robin event at 4:30 p.m. against Glooscap’s Jocelyn Nix. The final is slated for Sunday.

Pinkney has faced everyone in the four-team field multiple times in the past and being the 2010 world champion, she knows what it takes to win.

“You have to be consistent,” Pinkney said. “You have to communicate well and catch onto the ice and the rocks as fast as you can.”

The Truro foursome will also be up against a pair of heavy hitters from Mayflower in Colleen Jones and Mary Mattatall. But in spite of the small field, all four teams have tasted success at the national level and come into the provincial tournament with a load of experience.

“It’s going to be top-notch curling for sure,” Pinkney said. “They’re all going to be very close games. They all want to win and feel like they can or they wouldn’t be here.”

Pinkney also puts herself in that category. With the provincial senior and provincial Scotties women’s championships landing only days apart, the Pinkney crew elected to focus on the senior event and have spent all season preparing for it. Traditionally the foursome has entered both events.

“We’ll have to wait to see what the result is,” Pinkney said. “But we’re giving t a try. We’ve worked hard this year and have had some success so we’re going in feeling good and like we have a chance to win.”

sports@trurodaily.com

Geographic location: Digby

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