Brandon’s Brian Fowler missed an angle-raise takeout in the last end of the Neil Andrews Legends Classic final at the Brandon Curling Club on Sunday to fall 7-4 to Winnipeg’s Clare DeBlonde.
Fowler, whose team won its first five games at the bonspiel, was down by two in the eighth after giving up deuces in the fifth and seventh ends. He didn’t miss his final shot by much and was proud of the way his team played during the 16-team event.
“The first couple games we played very well and it carried on right up to the last game,” said Fowler, who won $1,200. “We played pretty good the last game and it was just a couple shots here and there that got away from us and made the difference in the game.”
Meanwhile, at the Manitoba Curling Tour’s King Spud Classic in Carberry, Brandon’s Terry McNamee scored three points in the first end and never looked back as he beat Carberry’s Joey Witherspoon 7-4 in the final. McNamee’s foursome earned $1,200 and 30 MCT points while Witherspoon’s crew won $800 and 25 points.
Neepawa’s Jerry Chudley fell to McNamee in a semifinal.
At the MCT’s Atkins Curling Supplies Women’s Classic at Winnipeg, the teams skipped by Neepawa’s Tina Kozak, Plumas’ Terry Ursel, Brandon’s Stacey Fordyce and Winnipeg’s Kim Link all failed to reach the playoffs. Link’s team features Brandonite Maureen Bonar at third.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 15, 2012