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Grant Jackson delivers a stone during the B-event final against Quinn Robins at the under-18 Westman men’s curling regional qualifying event at the Brandon Curling Club on Sunday afternoon.
Dori Vince and Grant Jackson will skip Westman’s men’s and women’s curling teams at the Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games in March.
Dori Vince keeps an eye on an incoming shot as Kaitlyn Payette looks on during the under-18 Westman women’s curling regional final at the Brandon Curling Club on Sunday. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)
Vince and her Carberry Curling Club team of Michelle McFarlane, Teanna Olmstead and Danica Fitzsimmons went undefeated through the Westman under-18 women’s regionals at the Brandon Curling Club on the weekend.
They capped their run with a 6-5 victory over Brandon’s Kaitlyn Payette in the B-event final on Sunday. Vince had topped Payette 8-4 in the A-event final of the double-knockout event.
In the U18 men’s event, Jackson and his team of Brayden Payette, Mark Vachon and Braden Orchard bounced back from a 9-2 loss to Rivers’ Quinn Robins in the A-event final to win his next three games to claim the region’s spot at the Games.
Jackson earned a 6-4 win over Robins in the B-event final and then edged him 6-5 in the ensuing playoff game.
The Manitoba Games will be held in Morden, Winkler and the RM of Stanley with the curling events running from March 2-5.
Meanwhile, Kaitlyn and Brayden Payette will represent Westman at the Manitoba Games in mixed doubles curling from March 5-8. Hamiota’s Alex Lints and Jenna Rystephanuk will also be there representing Parkland.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 23, 2013