TRURO - Colleen Pinkney got her record back on even terms today 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, needed an extra end to defeat Newfoundland's Cathy Cunningham (2-6) 8-7 in this morning's draw.
Pinkney will be back in action tonight at 10 p.m. Atlantic time against 1988 Olympic gold medallist Penny Shantz (3-4) of British Columbia
Pinkney, also a 2009 national champion and 2010 world crown holder, takes on Quebec's Catherine Derick (3-5) Thursday at 5 p.m. Atlantic time before meeting Ann McKellar-Gillis (1-7) of the Northwest Territories at 10 p.m.
As has been the case for much of the week for Pinkney, today's tilt against Cunningham was a battle to the end.
Pinkney scored a single point in the 11th end for the victory over Cunningham after the pair were deadlocked 7-7 after regulation.
Pinkney built a 5-3 lead after five ends before Cunningham scored two in the sixth to tie the game, then took a 6-5 lead in the seventh. Pinkney countered with single points in the eighth and ninth for a 7-6 edge before Cunningham tied the game in the 10th.