Gill (QAS) and Hewitt (VIS) finished with a record of two wins and three losses for the event, making a strong start comfortably winning their first two matches, but unfortunately lost their next three games in close results, and were not advanced to the final round.
The event was won by Japanese Team of Matsumura/Tanida, who defeated Canadians Walker/Muyres in the gold medal match with a score of 7-2.
Tahli Gill will now head to Lake Placid, USA, for the World University Games, which will run from January 13-21.
After the event, Dean Hewitt commented:
"It was our first time competing at the Madtown Doubledown in Madison, Wisconsin."
"What an incredible event it was with a stacked field, yet one of the most social events on the calendar. The atmosphere was one of the best we’ve ever played at."
"We started off strong with two wins and had three very tight battles against athletes from the 2018 Men’s Olympic Gold Medal Team, all coming down to the last shot."
"Despite falling just short of the playoffs, there are a lot of positives going forward and we’re looking forward to our longest uninterrupted block of training we’ve ever had coming up in Canada.
"I’m looking forward to watching Tahli and her team compete at the upcoming World University Games in Lake Placid."
IMAGES: Joel Underwood & David Surber