The 2020 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, featuring some of the top women’s teams in the province is set to kick off this week.
The eight-team bonspiel starts on Wednesday in Okotoks, with Team Sherrer as the lone Central Alberta group, skipped by Marla Sherrer representing the Lacombe Curling Club. They start play in the first draw Wednesday at 11 a.m., against favourite’s Team Rocque out of Saville Curling Club.
Rocque was the runner up last year, losing to Team Carey 8-3 in the final.
Sherrer is joined by third Janais DeJong, second Julie Selvais (Red Deer) and lead Breanna Bilassy. They are coached by RDC Curling coach Brad Hamilton. They qualified for the Alberta Scotties after three straight wins at the provincial qualifiers in Jasper Place. It is their third straight appearance at the Alberta Scotties.
The playoffs are Saturday night at 6:30 p.m., with the semifinals on Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by the finals at 5 p.m.
The winner advances to the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian national championship, from Feb. 15-23 in Moose Jaw, Sask.