Brandon’s Lois Fowler survived her worst game at the Canadian senior curling championships in Yellowknife, N.W.T., to pull out a 10-9 win over Quebec’s Catherine Derick on Wednesday.
Fowler, who curled 60 per cent, trailed for most of the game but bounced back with a three-ender in the ninth and made a draw with her final shot in the extra end. Fowler and her team of third Maureen Bonar, second Cathy Gauthier and lead Allyson Stewart then defeated Northwest Territories’ Ann McKellar-Gillis 10-3 to improve to 8-1. They share first place in the standings with Saskatchewan.
Manitoba will close out the round robin today with games against British Columbia’s Penny Shantz and Newfoundland’s Cathy Cunningham.
Meanwhile, Neepawa’s Kelly Robertson was is a tie for second place in the men’s event at 7-2 after his team of Doug Armour, Peter Prokopowich and Bob Scales defeated Quebec’s Denis Laflamme 8-6 Wednesday afternoon and the Northwest Territories 11-6 in the evening. Robertson wraps up his round robin schedule today with games against B.C.’s Wes Craig and Yukon’s George Hilderman.
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