The U18 provincial field was set Sunday evening, as the final 4 spots were filled after the conclusion of the U18 challenge round. The Orangeville curling club hosted 14 girls teams looking to claim a spot, and it was teams Kropf and Zemmelink earning provincial births. Team Kropf finished the weekend with a 3-0 record and claimed the A side birth with a tight 5-4 win over team Zemmelink. The B final saw Zemmelink drop in to meet team Dobson, who entered the contest with 4 straight B side wins. Team Zemmelink was able to stop team Dobson’s momentum, and claimed the B side with a 11-2 win.
The Huntsville curling club hosted the boys last chance, with 12 U18 boys teams battling it out for provincial births. Team Rooney won three straight games to claim the A side, including a 8-4 A final win over team Gorman. Team Massey’s lone loss came against team Rooney in the A semi, as they finished the weekend 4-1, and claimed the B side with a 7-3 win.
With the challenge rounds complete, the U18 provincial fields have been set. March 9th will see the start of provincial play at the Paris curling club, best of luck to all participants.