Monday, December 15, 2008

Winners Steal; Stealers Win

All the winners stole points in quarterfinal action Monday morning at the John Shea Insurance Canada Cup Qualifier in Ottawa. And all the teams that stole points won their games.

Mary Anne Arsenault stole four ends worth six points on the way to an 8-1 victory over Sherry Anderson.

Marie-France Larouche stole three ends worth four points and eliminated Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg by an 8-5 score.

Arsenault and Larouche will meet in one semifinal Monday afternoon.

Amber Holland only stole two points against Shannon Kleibrink, but she also scored heavily with last rock in winning 9-3.

Meanwhile, Sherry Middaugh stole a single against Cathy King, and scored three deuces ... yet the game was decided by a three-ender in the 9th. Make the final: Middaugh 10, King 7.

So it'll be Middaugh and Holland in the second semifinal, with the winner to face either Arsenault or Larouche.

We'll keep a close eye on the semifinals, where preventing steals will probably be a key to success.

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