Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Montford defeats childhood idol to advance at Scotties

  • Print

STONEWALL -- Michelle Montford grew up idolizing Jennifer Jones, but she’d never played against her until here at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Friday afternoon.

And then she promptly beat her.

For the first time this week, Jones was on the losing end of the scoreboard on the 12:15 p.m. draw today, giving up a 4-ender to Montford in the seventh end and then missing both her draws in the tenth end to fall 7-5.

The victory was monumental for the 24-year-old Montford -- and not just because it came at the expense of one her curling idols. With the victory, Montford improved to 4-1 while Jones fell to 4-1 and the two teams are now tied for second place in their round-robin pool with just two more draws to come.

"That was huge," gushed Montford. "I mean, there’s not a lot of people who have beaten Jennifer Jones. It’s pretty exciting."

"They played quite well and I missed one bad shot in seven," said Jones. "If I don’t do that -- we gave up four there -- it’s probably a different game."

Only the top two teams in each round-robin pool advance to Saturday night’s playoff round.

Barb Spencer is now in the driver’s seat for one of those playoff berths after an 11-9 victory over Janet Harvey (3-2) kept her team undefeated at 5-0. Spencer and Jones meet on the late draw Friday evening.

In other games on the 12:15 p.m. draw, Kate Cameron’s Stonewall foursome stayed alive at 3-2 with an 11-6 win over Brandon’s Liza Park (0-5) while La Salle’s Deb McCreanor moved to 1-4 with a an 8-3 win over Thompson’s Charlene Norquay (0-5).

The Scotties reumes on the 4 p.m. draw when Chelsea Carey (4-1) plays Cathy Overton-Clapham (2-3); Colleen Kilgallen (5-0) can wrap up first place with a win over Stacey Fordyce (1-4); Karen Fallis (3-2) plays Lisa Menard (0-5); and Darcy Robertson (3-2) plays Jill Thurston (2-3).

History

Updated on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:35 PM CST: corrects typo in headline

2:44 PM: adds photo

4:41 PM: updates with full writethru

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Mike O'Shea on win over Alouettes August 22

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 090728 / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS White Pelicans belly up to the sushi bar Tuesday afternoon at Lockport. One of North America's largest birds is a common sight along the Red RIver and on Lake Winnipeg. Here the fight each other for fish near the base of Red RIver's control structure, giving human fisher's downstream a run for their money.
  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Gardening Column- Assiniboine Park English Garden. July 19, 2002.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

How many wins do you think the Bombers will finish with this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google