YELLOWKNIFE - It wasn't quote the start Colleen Pinkney was hoping for at the Canadian Senior Women's Curling Championship in Yellowknife.
The Truro Curling Club skip and defending national champion, along with Wendy Currie, Shelley MacNutt and Susan Creelman, go into tonight's late draw sitting on an 0-2 record at the week-long event.
Pinkney meets Northern Ontario's Vicky Barrett (0-1).
Pinkney faces Alberta's Glenys Bakker (0-1) at noon Atlantic time on Tuesday before meeting P.E.I.'s Jennifer Scott (2-0) at 5 p.m.
Pinkney, who travels to Dumfries, Scotland, for the world championship April 23 to 29, was nipped 9-8 by Saskatchewan's Lorraine Arguin (2-0) in spite of a late-game charge in Sunday's morning draw.
Pinkney, the 2010 world champion, fell 8-6 in Saturday's opener to Ontario's Marilyn Bodogh (2-0).
On Sunday, Pinkney jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first end before Arguin scooted to a 7-3 cushion to start the fifth. The teams exchanged singles for the rest of the match before Pinkney scored a deuce in the 10th to come up just short.
On Saturday, Pinkney knotted the game with three points in the fourth end. After n exchange of singles in the fifth and sixth and a scoreless seventh, Bodogh took a 6-4 lead with a pair in the eighth. Pinkney tied the game in the ninth before Bodogh sealed the win with two in the 10th.