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Reigning champ wins in first day of Royal LePage Women's Fall Classic

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Here are the results from the first day of action at the Royal LePage OVCA Women’s Fall Classic at the North Grenville Curling Club in Kemptville. Most of the favourites won their opening games. PEI’s Suzanne Birt, the Fall Classic’s 2013 Champion, defeated a short-handed Lysa Johnson from the United States 6-4 and Thornhill’s Julie Hastings won 7-5 against Ottawa’s Darcie Walker.

Other winners in the opening round included Ottawa’s Erin Morrissey, the Carleton University team skipped by Breanne Meakin, Cathy Auld from Mississauga, Sweden’s Jonna McManus, and Newfoundland’s Marie Christianson. Morrissey won easily in her second game against Jonna McManus and Meakin won the game of the day, defeating Julie Hastings 7-6 in an extra end. Morrissey and Meakin will meet at 2:30 Friday. The winner will be the first team to qualify for Championship Sunday.

Action continues all day Friday, ending with the final draw at 8:00 pm. For a full summary of Thursday’s action and upcoming draw times visit the OVCA Fall Classic Website.

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