Pinkney narrowly misses semifinal at curling nationals

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YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. – Colleen Pinkney narrowly missed a semifinal berth on the weekend at the Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship in Yellowknife.

The defending national champion, who calls Truro Curling Club home, finished the round-robin with an 18-6 drubbing of Ann McKellar-Gillis (1-10) of the Northwest Territories, boosting her record to 7-4 at the week-long event.

In spite of finishing the preliminary round in fourth place, only the top three advance to the playoff round, leaving Pinkney out.

Manitoba’s Lois Fowler won the title with a 5-1 victory over Saskatchewan’s Lorraine Arguin. Fowler earned a bye to the final thanks to finishing first in the round-robin table. Arguin defeated Ontario’s Marilyn Bodogh 7-4 in the semifinal matchup.

Thanks to winning last year’s national crown, Pinkney will represent Canada at the world senior women’s championship April 23 to 29 in Dumfries, Scotland. Pinkney won the 2010 world title in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Organizations: Truro Curling Club

Geographic location: Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Saskatchewan Ontario Canada Dumfries Scotland Chelyabinsk Russia

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