In total 18 teams competed in the event, with six teams in each pool, seeing Team Australia drawn in Pool A.
Pool A Group Matches
Gill and Hewitt finished with a record of three wins and two losses from their games played in the group stage, giving them a ranking of third in their pool, which advanced them through to finals.
Vs Arbuckle/Macdonell – Won 8-7
Vs Cotter/Cotter – Lost 3-10
Vs Einarson/Einarson – Won 7-5
Vs Nickel/Nickel – Won 10-1
Vs Walker/Muyers – Loss 6-8
In the quarter-finals, Gill and Hewitt were up against American pair Sarah Anderson and Andrew Stopera. In a close game, they were narrowly defeated by the American’s with a score of 6-4, ending their tournament in equal fifth place.
It was an all Canadian final, with Kadriana Lott and Brayden Stewart defeating Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres with a score of 7 to 6.
Dean Hewitt commented after the event:
"After I sustained an injury a week before the event, we decided to swap the sweeping duties for this event to Tahli. This is a big change for us and created challenges, but formed great learnings that we will build on for our second half of the season."
"We are quite happy with the result on the weekend to make it to the quarterfinals with such a large change occurring so close to the event."
"We are now heading home for Christmas for a short break before we jet off to Canada again on Boxing Day for our second half of the season."
"It’s an exciting time for us since we now have a full time coach. We’ll be working with Perry for the next few months to prepare for the World Championships in April which will be held in Östersund, Sweden."
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