Day five of the 2011 World Financial Group (WFG)-sponsored Canadian Seniors Curling tournament in Digby, Nova Scotia began with a logjam on the scoreboard.  Will the jam continue, or will a team break loose?  For this day of the Round Robin (or should we say “Rockin’ Robin”?), the women’s matches took place on sheets C, E, G and H while the men played on sheets A, B, D and F.  Here are the day five results with an asterisk (*) by the team who had the hammer.

Two of the four women’s morning matches of the World Financial Group (WFG)-sponsored event played to ten ends:

  • Team Nova Scotia threw rocks opposite Team Newfoundland/Labrador*, with Nova Scotia winning a close one 7-6. 
  • Team Northwest/Yukon Territories and Team Prince Edward Island saw action in “the house”, and Northwest/Yukon Territories was the victor with a final score of 8-7. 
  • In the contest between Team Ontario and Team New Brunswick* it was all Team Ontario. The team won 11-2 in seven ends, thanks to a 6 rock score in the fourth end, the highest individual end score so far in the tournament.
  • Team Saskatchewan* won against Team Quebec with a score of 10-2 in eight ends.

Here are the men’s results in the morning draw of day five:

  • Team Saskatchewan* played Team Quebec.  The match ended after nine ends with Saskatchewan winning 8-4. 
  • Team Nova Scotia* needed ten ends to win opposite Team Newfoundland/Labrador 7-4.
  • Team Northwest/Yukon Territories* and Team Prince Edward Island played a rather low scoring game, with Northwest/Yukon Territories winning 4-3 in nine ends.  No rocks were scored in the first two ends.
  • Team Ontario threw rocks against Team New Brunswick*, and it took Team New Brunswick ten ends to win this close match by a score of 8-7.

The afternoon women’s draw in the World Financial Group (WFG)-sponsored Seniors Curling Tournament resulted in some pretty high scores: 

  • Team Manitoba took 10 end to beat Team Quebec*, with the final score of 6-4. 
  • In the match between Team Northern Ontario* and Team New Brunswick it was nine ends before New Brunswick took the contest 8-5. 
  • When Team Newfoundland/Labrador faced Team British Columbia* there were a total of 16 total scored over ten ends, with British Columbia the victor, 9-7. 
  • Team Alberta threw rocks opposite Team Prince Edward Island*, with the latter winning 8-6 in ten ends.

The men’s afternoon draw had four exciting matches:

  • Team Prince Edward Island and Team Alberta* met in “the house”, with Prince Edward Island needing nine ends to win 10-6. 
  • In a match featuring four ends without a score, Team Manitoba won out over Team Quebec* at 4-2 in nine ends. 
  • Team Northern Ontario defeated Team New Brunswick* 9-4 in eight ends. 
  • Taking 10 ends, Team Newfoundland/Labrador* was victor against Team British Columbia with the score of 8-4.

In the women’s evening draw of the World Financial Group (WFG)-sponsored event:

  • Team Ontario* and Team Northern Ontario played the longest match of the day, with eleven ends needed for Northern Ontario to win 7-6.
  • In one of the shorter matches of the day, Team Saskatchewan* scored 10 rocks to Team Manitoba’s 3 in seven ends.
  • Team Alberta* needed nine ends to beat Team Northwest/Yukon Territories 8-5.
  • In a similar scoring match, Team Nova Scotia defeated Team British Columbia* by a score of 8-5.

And in the men’s evening draw:

  • Getting off to a slow start, with no score until the fourth end, Team Nova Scotia* eked out a 6-5 victory in ten ends over Team British Columbia.
  • Team Ontario* and Team Northern Ontario played a nine end game with Ontario winning 6-3.
  • Neighboring provinces Team Saskatchewan and Team Manitoba* played ten ends, with Manitoba the victor 8-6.
  • Team Alberta* met Team Northwest/Yukon Territories on the ice with Northwest/Yukon Territories winning 8-5 in 10 ends.

So, how did the leader’s board look at the end of day five of the World Financial Group (WFG)-sponsored Canadian Seniors Tournament?  The women have three teams – Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick – with identical leading records of 7-2.  For the men, Team Manitoba has sole possession of first place with an 8-1 record, followed by Team Newfoundland/Labrador 7-2 and Team Saskatchewan 6-3.  The round robin portion of the tournament ends on day six, so come back to to see who goes on and who goes home!  

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