Chelsea Carey and her Alberta rink will represent Team Canada at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, ON from Feb 18-26. Here are the scores and results for all the playdowns across the country that will determine the rest of the field.
Jan 17-22 from Duncan Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Karla Thompson
2017 Champion: Marla Mallett
Team Marla Mallett defeated Team Diane Gushulak, 6-3, in the BC final.
Jan 25-29 from St. Albert Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Chelsea Carey
2017 Champion: Shannon Kleibrink
Shannon Kleibrink got past Val Sweeting and will return to the Scotties for the first time since 2011.
Jan 24-29 from Melville Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Jolene Campbell
2017 Champion: Penny Barker
Penny Barker will compete in her first national championship after winning Saskatchewan.
Jan 24-29 from Eric Coy Arena – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Kerri Einarson
2017 Champion: Michelle Englot
Michelle Englot is off to her ninth Scotties and first playing out of the province of Manitoba after upsetting Jennifer Jones in the Page Playoff and then Darcy Robertson in the final.
Jan 30-Feb 5 from Cobourg Community Centre – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Jenn Hanna
2017 Champion: Rachel Homan
Team Rachel Homan will make their return to the Scotties this year after beating Team Jacqueline Harrison in the Ontario final.
Jan 18-22 from Nipigon Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Krista McCarville
2017 Champion: Krista McCarville
Team Krista McCarville topped Team Tracy Fleury in the final, 10-6, and will play in their second consecutive Canadian championship.
Jan 7-15 from Etchemin Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Marie-France Larouche
2017 Champion: Eve Belisle
Eve Belisle beat defending provincial champ Marie-France Larouche in the final, 7-4, and will compete in her third career national championship.
Jan 25-29 from Miramichi Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Sylvie Robichaud
2017 Champion: Melissa Adams
Jan 23-29 from Mayflower Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Jill Brothers
2017 Champion: Mary Mattatall
Mary Mattatall downed defending champ Jill Brothers in the final.
Prince Edward Island
Jan 18-22 from Silver Fox Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Suzanne Birt
2017 Champion: Robyn MacPhee
Team Robyn MacPhee came back to beat Veronica Smith in the Prince Edward Island final and will compete in St. Catharines at the Scotties. This will be MacPhee's eighth appearance at the national championship, having played with Suzanne Burt in years past.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Jan 24-29 from Bally Haly Curling Club – Scores/Results
2016 Champion: Stacie Curtis
2017 Champion: Stacie Curtis
Defending champion Stacie Curtis is going back to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after beating Shelley Hardy in the final, 8-4.
2016 Champion: Nicole Baldwin
2017 Champion: Sarah Koltun
Team Sarah Koltun will represent the territory this year and will participate in the pre-qualifying tournament.
2016 Champion: Kerry Galusha
2017 Champion: Kerry Galusha
Team Kerry Galusha will represent the Northwest Territories at the Scotties for a third straight year in St. Catharines after they were the only team to sign up for their playdowns. They will have to win the pre-qualifier in order to play in the main draw during the week.
2016 Champion: Geneva Chislett
2017 Champion: Geneva Chislett
Geneva Chislett will represent Nunavut at the Scotties for a second straight year. Team Chislett won one game last year, an 8-7 triumph over BC in the pre-qualifier.