Scotties: final day of first round-robin play

Games today could determine who moves into the Championship Pool at the Scotties in Penticton

Wednesday’s is the last day of round-robin play as teams jostle to be in the top four in their respective pool.

The top four teams in each pool will move on to the final eight in the Championship Pool, which begins round-robin play on Thursday. The four teams from Pool A play against the four teams from Pool B.

Three teams have already punched their ticket — Manitoba (Pool A) , Alberta (Pool B) and Team Canada (Pool B).

Who to watch:

The 9 a.m. draw on Wednesday has Team Manitoba (5-0) versus Northern Ontario (3-2) on Sheet A, Nova Scotia (3-2) versus Yukon (0-5) on Sheet B, New Brunswick (2-3) versus Saskatchewan (2-3) on Sheet C and Northwest Territories (1-4) versus the Wild Card (4-1) on Sheet D.

The afternoon draw, 2 p.m., will have three key games as there is a tight battle for the fourth place in Pool B. As it sits, on Wednesday morning, there is a three-way tie for the fourth spot with Quebec, Ontario and B.C. all holding a record of 3-3.

Alberta (5-1) will face Quebec (3-3) on Sheet B. Quebec came up with a big win on Thursday night over Newfoundland and Labrador. Team Canada (5-1) will face Ontario (3-3) on Sheet D. Team B.C. (3-3) will face Newfoundland and Labrador (4-2) on Sheet C.

If you are heading to the 7 p.m. you will see Nova Scotia against Saskatchewan on Sheet A, Northwest Territories against Northern Ontario on Sheet B, Manitoba against the Wild Card on Sheet C and New Brunswick versus Yukon on Sheet D.

Where’s the party at?

The HeartStop Lounge will feature live music this evening at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre with Petunia on stage at 6 p.m. and then Cosmic Brew takes the stage at 10:15 p.m.

At 12:30 p.m., curlers from Northwest Territories and Nova Scotia will visit the HeartStop Lounge at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre to sign autographs and take photos with fans. Team Alberta and Team Quebec will drop-in at 5:30 p.m.

Related: HeartStop Lounge the place to party during the Scotties

Get up close and personal with the teams today at the HeartStop Lounge as teams field questions from fans. Team Canada and Team Ontario will be there at 12:30 p.m. and Team Saskatchewan, Northern Ontario and the Wild Card team at 5:30 p.m.

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