Kings and Queens secure spot in playoffs at curling nationals

CAMROSE – Both RDC teams won a pair of games during the third day of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association curling championships to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Ryan Dahmer recorded a pair of 6-4 wins over Jonah Tobinski of NAIT and Logan James of Mohawk College of Hamilton to post a 6-1 record in round-robin play and finish first.

In a pair of must wins, Marla Sherrer with Sara McMann, Katie Primrose, Brett Day and Taylor Konschuh, defeated Emily Smith of NAIT 9-5 and Tessa Briscoe of Lakeland 10-4.

Sherrer, whose sister Kaitlyn won the 2014 women’s title for RDC, finished at 4-3 and will face top-seeded Sara Westman of Fanshawe, 6-1, in the 9:30 a.m. semifinals. Clark, 4-3, takes on Veronica Maschmeyer of Concordia, 5-2, in the other semifinal.

Dahmer, along with Ty Parcels, Austin Kelts-Larsen, Jordan Smith and David Austin, will face James in the semifinals.

Charlie Richard of Fanshawe College of London, Ont., 5-2, will take on Zack Shurtleff of Humber College of Toronto, 3-4, in the other semifinal.

Dahmer was tied with Tobinski at 4-4 heading into the ninth where the RDC crew counted a single, then stole one in the 10th.

Dahmer got off to a solid start against James with one in the first and second. After giving up singles in the third and fourth he counted a deuce in the fifth and one in the sixth. After blanking the seventh Dahmer stole another in the eighth. James managed two in the ninth, but ran out of rocks in the 10th.

Sherrer jumped on Smith for one in the first and two in the second. The two exchanged singles in the third and fourth with Sherrer recording a triple in the seventh. Clark came back with three in the eight, but a deuce by Sherrer in the ninth put the lid on the victory.

Briscoe jumped on Sherrer for two in the first and one in the second, but the RDC squad tied it with three in the third. Briscoe added one in the fifth, but a deuce in the sixth, three in the seventh and two more in the eight put the game away for Sherrer.

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