Deirdre Riley and Dawn Everest of Team B.C. sweep in a draw against Team Alberta during the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships at the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Saskatchewan sweep at 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships

Canada’s top senior curlers put on a show at the Chilliwack Curling Club’s first major tournament.

A week of high-level curling came to an end last Thursday with Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson winning her second straight senior women’s national crown.

Anderson’s rink scored four in the ninth end to down Ontario’s Sherry Middaugh in the gold medal match of the 2019 Everest Canadian Championships at the Chilliwack Curling Club.

Anderson, who plays out of the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, went 9-3 overall during the seven day tournament, the first major event hosted by Chilliwack’s brand new curling hub.

She beat Alberta’s Glenys Bakker 6-4 in a semi-final before taking down Middaugh.

Joined by Patricia Hersikorn (third), Brenda Goertzen (second) and Anita Silvernagle (lead), Anderson moves on to defend the world championship she won last year in Sweden, taking on this year’s field at the World Senior Curling Championships, running April 21-28 in Stavanger, Norway.

Bakker topped Manitoba’s Terry Ursel 8-3 to bag bronze.

Marilou Richter’s BC rink struggled to a 4-6 record in pool play and didn’t factor into playoffs.

Bruce Korte completed a Saskatchewan sweep, winning the men’s championship with an 8-4 win over Ontario’s Bryan Cochrane.

Korte led 3-0 through two ends and was in command from start to finish, icing the win with two in the ninth end.

Joined by Darrell McKee (third), Kory Kohuch (second) and Rory Golanowski (lead), Korte will also make a trip to worlds in Norway while Cochrane settles for silver.

Alberta’s Wade White beat Manitoba’s Dave Boehmer 10-3 to capture bronze.

Craig Lepine’s BC rink finished 5-5 overall, bowing out before the playoff round.

For more info see curling.ca/2019seniors/

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