Joyce McDougall and her Brandon-based team may not have gotten the result they wanted on Friday at the provincial masters curling championships in Winnipeg, but they did secure a playoff spot.
McDougall and her team Linda Van Daele, Deborah Valcourt and Pam Horn lost their lone game of the day 7-5 to Winnipeg’s Pat Malanchuk, putting both foursomes at 2-1. However, Winnipeg’s Marian Whalen wrapped up her round robin winless, which means the other four teams are guaranteed a spot in today’s Page playoffs.
McDougall will wrap up the round robin this morning against Rita Vandevyvere (3-0), with the Page games following in the afternoon. The women’s final will be played Sunday at 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, in the men’s event, Souris’s Doug Armour won both his games, including a 7-5 win over Doug Holmes and an 8-4 victory over Kerry MacLennan, to move into a three-way tie for first in the Red Group at 3-1.
Virden’s Murray Duncan sits one win back at 2-2 after beating Wayne Johnson 6-5 in an extra end and Ron Morris 7-2 to close out the day.
In the Black Group, Brandon’s Lory Saban defeated Peter Paley 7-3 to improve to 1-3. Dauphin’s Russell Murray dropped both his games to fall to 2-2.
The men’s round robin continues today and concludes on Sunday. Their provincial final is set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 1, 2014