Robyn Silvernagle and Team Saskatchewan, with Swift Current's Kelly Schafer playing third, wrapped up the round-robin at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with a 7-6 loss to Suzanne Birt and Prince Edward Island in Kamloops, BC, on Thursday.
PEI pulled out to a 4-0 lead after Birt scored two in the second end and stole two in the third, but Silvernagle battled back with three in the fourth end. Birt picked up a single in the fifth to go up 5-3 at the break, and after the sixth end was blanked, Silvernagle picked up two in the seventh to tie the game up at 5-5. The two teams traded singles in the eighth and ninth ends, and then PEI scored one with hammer coming home to take the victory.
Silvernagle, Schafer, Sherry Just and Kara Thevenot finished eighth in the Pool A standings with a 2-6 record at the event, with the top three teams in each pool moving on to the championship round. The playoff picture in Pool A has yet to be decided as tiebreakers will be played with Christina Black and Nova Scotia facing Laurie St-Georges and Quebec for second place, and Clancy Grandy and British Columbia taking on Team Wild Card #1, skipped by Kaitlyn Lawes, for the third and final playoff spot. Kerri Einarson and Team Canada finished first in the pool with an 8-0 record.
In Pool B, Northern Ontario and Team Manitoba finished tied for first at 7-1 with Krista McCarville taking the top seed by virtue of her win over Jennifer Jones earlier in the week. Rachel Homan and Team Ontario picked up the third and final spot.
The top four teams in the championship round will move on to the Page Playoffs on Saturday night with the semifinal and final set for Sunday. The winning team will represent Canada at next month's World Championship in Sweden as well as next year's Scotties in Calgary.