Scotties field set

The field is set for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts opening in Penticton Jan. 27 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The tournament card was filled out with the conclusion of provincial and territorial championships on the weekends, with with 15 teams, including Team Canada’s Michelle Englot of Winnipeg, qualifying for the main round robin.

The 16th and final team will be decided on Jan. 26 at the SOEC with the first-ever wild card play-in game, between Calgary’s Chelsea Carey, and Winnipeg’s Kerri Einarson.

They were the top two teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System who didn’t qualify out of their provincial/territorial championship. Admission to the Wild-Card game will be free.

The play-in game winner will be known as Team Wild Card during the Scotties.

Round-robin pools have also been finalized:

Pool A

(teams listed according to seeding)

  • 1. Manitoba, Jennifer Jones
  • 4. Team Wild Card
  • 5. Northern Ontario, Tracy Fleury
  • 8. Nova Scotia, Mary-Anne Arsenault
  • 9. Saskatchewan, Sherry Anderson
  • 12. New Brunswick, Sylvie Robichaud
  • 13. Northwest Territories, Kerry Galusha
  • 16. Yukon Territory, Chelsea Duncan

Pool B

  • 2. Alberta, Casey Scheidegger
  • 3. Team Canada, Michelle Englot 
  • 6. Ontario, Holly Duncan
  • 7. British Columbia, Kesa Van Osch (Nanaimo)
  • 10. Newfoundland/Labrador, Stacie Curtis
  • 11. Prince Edward Island, Robyn MacPhee
  • 14. Quebec, Émilia Gagné
  • 15. Nunavut, Amie Shackleton

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