Curling playoffs underway in both leagues

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Playoff season is underway in the local curling leagues, and first out of the gate is the Metro Transit/Dartmouth Teachers Curling League.

Playoff season is underway in the local curling leagues, and first out of the gate is the Metro Transit/Dartmouth Teachers Curling League.

The Keating rink, winners of the regular season, continued its undefeated ways and breezed through the playoffs to make it to the league championship final.

However, the road was not quite as predictable for some of the other rinks on their way to the finals. The second seeded Mclaughlin rink was upset by the fourth seeded King rink, which is making its second straight appearance in the finals after falling to Keating last season.

The playoffs are just beginning in the Burnside Curling League, with final standings coming right down to the last regular season matches to figure out. Although Hackbusters and Black & McDonald were a lock for the top two spots, positions three through six were pretty much up for grabs.

Thanks to the new points-based standings system, Mr. Transmission was able to slip into fourth place in the final standings, beating out fifth place The 8 Enders by a single point – even though The 8 Enders have a better record (9-10-1 vs. 8-10-2).

Similarly, AML Security was able to stay out of the basement and hold on to seventh place by a single point over One Quarter Larry, even though the rink had a 5-12-3 record compared to One Quarter Larry’s 6-14-0.

Organizations: Burnside Curling League, Metro Transit/Dartmouth Teachers Curling League, Dartmouth Curling Club Halifax Curling Club

Geographic location: Halifax, Dartmouth, Burnside

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