The Kaitlyn Jones-skipped foursome – including two local team members – are national champions.
Team Nova Scotia defeated Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges rink 5-3 Sunday at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championship, hosted by Shawinigan, Que.
Lindsey Burgess of Truro threw lead rocks for Nova Scotia, while her cousin Karlee Burgess of Hilden was second, and Kristin Clarke threw third.
The win Sunday capped a solid week of competition for the Nova Scotia rink after they amassed a 9-1 won/lost record to take first place in round-robin play and earn a bye to Sunday’s final.
The Jones rink put up two points in the third end, with Quebec responding in the fifth with a pair of their own. Nova Scotia pulled ahead with two in the sixth and stole another in the eighth to take a 5-2 lead, before giving up a single in the ninth to make it 5-3. But with the hammer coming home, Nova Scotia was able to run Quebec out of stones in the 10th to capture the title.
The victory avenged the only loss of the competition for Nova Scotia, after they were drubbed 12-2 by Quebec in round-robin play.
As national champions, the Jones rink now goes on to represent Canada at the world championship Match 3 to 11 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
This marked Lindsey’s first national championship appearance. Karlee continues to add to her accolades after winning national and world gold in 2016 as a member of Mary Fay’s Chester rink.