Carberry’s Braden Calvert and his Winnipeg-based curling team is off to a solid start at the Canola junior men’s provincial curling championship in Portage la Prairie.
Calvert is in a four-way tie for the lead in the Black Group at 2-0 after topping Portage’s Sean Davidson 7-3 and Brandon’s Tyler Grumpelt 7-3 during the opening day of the 16-team event on Friday. Calvert, the fourth seed, is tied with defending champion Matt Dunstone, and Winnipeg’s J.T. Ryan and Ty Dilello.
Grumpelt (0-2) fell 8-1 to Dunstone in his other game. Austin Mustard, who’s from Carberry but curls out of Portage, is 0-2 after falling 7-3 to Ryan and 6-4 to Dilello.
In the Red Group, Brandon’s Shayne MacGranachan upset Winnipeg’s Colin Kurz 10-8 in their opener. The late draw was still in progress at press time.
In the women’s event, Carberry’s Kylee Calvert lost 9-7 to Winnipeg’s Beth Peterson, the event’s top seed, in an extra end after dropping her opener 9-2 to Rachel Burtnyk earlier in the day. Dauphin’s Hanne Jensen is also 0-2 in the Black Group after an 8-1 loss to Meaghan Brezden and a 6-4 defeat at the hands of Kristy Watling.
Minnedosa’s Jennifer Curle and her Winnipeg-based team dropped her Red Group opener 6-4 to Rebecca Lamb. Her late game was still in progress at press time.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 28, 2013