Day one is in the books at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women's Curling Championship at Tundra Oil & Gas Place in Virden.
Top-seed Chelsea Carey blew a 7-4 lead with two ends to play and needed an extra end to beat Deb McCreanor 8-7 in her second game, but is still one of three teams at 2-and-0 in the Black Group.
Kerri Einarson and Darcy Robertson are also 2-and-0.
In the Red Group, second-seed Barb Spencer, third-seed Michelle Montford and Janet Harvey are all 2-and-0.
Brandon's Kortney Teale is 1-and-1 after beating Joelle Brown in her opening game and then losing to Harvey Wednesday night.
Brandon's Kelsey Russill and Dauphin's Lisa Menard are both 0-and-2.
Meanwhile, Resby Coutts talked with Virden mayor Jeff McConnell about hosting the event on CKLQ's special Scotties report on Thursday morning...
2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (at Tundra Oil & Gas Place, Virden)
Black Group Standings Chelsea Carey (Fort Rouge) -- 2-0 Kerri Einarson (East St. Paul) -- 2-0 Darcy Robertson (Fort Rouge) -- 2-0 Kate Camerson (Balmoral) -- 1-1 Kim Link (East St. Paul) -- 1-1 Deb McCreanor (La Salle) -- 0-2 Quinn Sneisen (Fort Garry) -- 0-2 Patricia Evans (Flin Flon) -- 0-2
Red Group Standings Barb Spencer (Assiniboine Memorial) -- 2-0 Michelle Montford (Assiniboine Memorial) -- 2-0 Janet Harvey (Assiniboine Memorial) -- 2-0 Kortney Teale (Brandon) -- 1-1 Joelle Brown (Fort Rouge) -- 1-1 Kelsey Russill (Brandon) -- 0-2 Lisa Menard (Dauphin) -- 0-2 Shannon Birchard (Granite) -- 0-2
8:30 a.m. Draw (Black Group) Cameron 9 Evans 2 Robertson 3 McCreanor 2 Carey 8 Sneisen 3 Einarson 8 Link 4
8:15 p.m. Draw (Red Group) Spencer 10 Russill 8 Brown 9 Birchard 2 Harvey 10 Teale 2 Montford 9 Menard 7
Thursday's Games8:30 a.m. Draw (Black Group) Robertson vs Link Einarson vs Sneisen Cameron vs McCreanor Evans vs Carey
12:15 p.m. Draw (Red Group) Montford vs Birchard Harvey vs Menard Brown vs Russill Teale vs Spencer
4 p.m. Draw (Black Group) Sneisen vs Cameron Carey vs Link Evans vs Robertson Einarson vs McCreanor
7:45 p.m. Draw (Red Group) Menard vs Brown Spencer vs Birchard Teale vs Montford Harvey vs Russill