The third time was the charm for Robyn Silvernagle.
The skip from the Twin Rivers Curling Club in North Battleford defeated Saskatoon's Nancy Martin 8-4 in the final of the Viterra Scotties Provincial Women's Curling Championship in Estevan on Sunday to earn her third green jacket and the right to represent Saskatchewan at next month's Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Silvernagle, with Swift Current's Kelly Schafer playing third and Sherry Just and Kara Thevenot on the front end, defeated Sherry Anderson 12-7 in the semi-final earlier on Sunday to set up a third matchup with Martin, who had beaten Silvernagle 9-2 in the A semi-final on Thursday and 9-8 in the 1 vs. 2 Page Playoff game on Saturday.
After Martin got a single with hammer in the first end, Silvernagle scored two in the second and stole one in the third to go up 3-1 after three ends. Martin scored one in the fourth end before Silvernagle scored two in the fifth to extend her lead to 5-2 at the break. The two teams traded singles in the next three ends before Silvernagle pulled ahead with a deuce in the ninth end, and then ran Martin out of stones in the tenth to finish off their championship run.
Silvernagle will be returning to the Scotties for the first time since 2020, and Schafer, a three-time provincial champion in mixed team competition, will make her first appearance at the Canadian Women's Curling Championship after representing Scotland and Great Britain at seven World Championships and three Olympic Games.
The Scotties will be in Kamloops, BC, from February 17-26.
The SaskTel Tankard will also be held at Affinity Place in Estevan and will start on Wednesday with Chris Haichert and Shaun Meachem from the Swift Current Curling Club joining 11-time provincial champion skip Steve Laycock for the event.