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This article was published 2/3/2014 (1213 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Joyce McDougall’s run for four straight provincial masters women’s curling championships came up short in Winnipeg on Sunday.
McDougall and her Brandon-based team of Linda Van Daele, Deborah Valcourt and Pam Horn struggled to get on track in the semifinal as they fell 7-1 to Winnipeg’s Rita Vandevyvere. McDougall’s squad gave up four stolen points in the final three ends before shaking hands after six. McDougall reached the semifinal by beating Winnipeg’s Gwen Smith 7-3 in the 3-vs.-4 Page playoff game.
Vandevyvere lost the final 7-3 to fellow Winnipegger Pat Malanchuk.
In the men’s event, Souris’s Doug Armour needs to win a pair of games today to claim his 10th career provincial title.
Armour and his squad of Ken Sabad, Bill Scott and Reg Warren gave up a point in the final end to Winnipeg’s Ron Westcott, who had the hammer, in the 1-vs.-2 Page playoff game to fall 5-4.
That drops Armour to today’s semifinal against Pat Carson at 9:30 a.m.
Westcott will face the winner at 1:30 p.m.
Armour went 5-2 in the round-robin and finished in a three-way tie for first in the Red Group, but earned the top spot based on his wins over Carl German and Don Holmes.
Virden’s Murray Duncan finished 3-4 and out of the playoffs in the Red Group. Dauphin’s Murray Russell and Brandon’s Lory Saban also missed the playoffs. Russell posted a 3-4 mark in the Black Group, while Saban went 1-6.
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