Scott off to 4-0 start at Canadian women's curling championship

Kelly Scott delivers a rock Sunday night at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer. - Andrew Klaver/CCA
Kelly Scott delivers a rock Sunday night at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer.
— image credit: Andrew Klaver/CCA

Two-time Canadian champ Kelly Scott was in fine form through her first four games at the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

The Kelowna foursome took a 4-0 record into Monday's evening's draw in Red Deer against Nova Scotia's Heather Smith-Dacey.

A final score wasn't available at Capital News press time.

The Scott made it four wins in as many tries Monday morning with a 7-5 victory over Team Canada's Amber Holland.

The Kelowna rink earned the win in the absence of third Sasha Carter who was too ill to play.

Alternate Sherry Fraser moved into the second position, joining third Dailene Sivertson and lead Jacquie Armstrong.

“We thought it was food poisoning, now it looks like the ‘flu,” Scott said of Carter's situation on

“A lot of our family and friends seem to have it today. I have to get five hours of sleep this afternoon myself. We’ll see how it all turns out tonight.”

Scott, third Sasha Carter, second and vice-skip Dailene Sivertson, and lead Jacquie Arnstrong, stole a single in the 10th end to secure the win.

Each of the Kelowna's team's first three victories came in the final end over Quebec, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

On Tuesday, Scott was scheduled to play Alberta in afternoon draw, and Newfoundland in the evening.

On Wednesday, Manitoba and the Territories will provide the opposition.

The Page playoff system, featuring the top four teams, will begin on Friday night in Red Deer.

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts national final is set for Sunday at 12:30 Pacific time.

Scott won the Canadian title in 2006 and 2007.

Senior curling…

Dennis Graber and his rink from the Prince George Curling Club downed Royal City's Doug Meger 7-4 Sunday at the Kelowna Curling Club to capture the 2012 B.C. senior men's curling title.

Meger jumped out to a 4-1 lead through five ends but Graber, who finished first in the round robin with a 6-1 record, stole deuces in the eighth and ninth ends to secure the victory.

Graber is joined on the P.G. foursome by third Brian Windsor, second Garnet Boese, and lead David Johnston.

The Graber rink will represent B.C. at the Canadian senior's championship March 17 to 25 in Abbotsford.

The local favourite, Kelowna's Rob Koffski, missed the playoffs with a 3-4 record.



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