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<November 18, 2014>

Bryden Tops Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Spiel; Spencer Wins Scotties Berth


 

Five Manitoba teams and three from Saskatchewan qualified for the playoff round of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Cash Bonspiel on the November 14-17 weekend with Randy Bryden’s Regina team taking home the bonspiel championship and top prize of $10,000 with a 6-5 extra end win over Scott Ramsay (Mark Taylor, Kyle Werenich, Ross McFadyen).

Ramsay, who had beaten the other two Saskatchewan teams in the playoff round, earned $5,000 and the finalist finish moved the Granite team into the fourth position on the Men’s Rankings of the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Bryden’s championship moved his team onto the rankings list, and into the top 20, for the first time this season. (Pictured with BarretProcyshyn is the Bryden foursome Trent Knapp, Kelly Knapp, Troy Robinson, RandyBryden).

Semifinalists Greg Todoruk-Dauphin and Scott Bitz-SK earned $3500. Quarterfinalists Steve Irwin-Brandon, Ryan Hyde-Portage, Ray Baker-Dauphin, and Jeff Hartung-SK all cashed $2,500 cheques. Qualifying for the playoff round solidified Irwin’s season-long hold on the top spot in MCT Rankings.

The next scheduled MCT event is the dual venue DEKALB SuperSpiel in Morris, which will also have games played in the Rosenort Community Arena. The November 20-23 event features 32 Women’s teams with a prize purse of $40,000 and 16 Men’s teams playing for $30,000.

While not directly a Manitoba Curling Tour event, victory in the CurlManitoba Scotties Berth Bonspiel in Swan Lake provided Barb Spencer-Assiniboine Memorial (Katie Spencer, Holly Spencer and Sydney Arnal) with an entry into the Scotties Tournament of Hearts presented by Monsanto at the same as it impacted the Women’s MCT Rankings. Team Spencer moved to #3 in the Women’s Rankings while finalist Joelle Brown-Assiniboine Memorial moved up to #11

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<November 11, 2014>

Stoughton Wins White’s Drug Store Classic; Bohn Tops at Rossmere

Jeff Stoughton (Rob Fowler, Alex Forrest, Connor Njegovan)-Charleswood defeated David Murdoch’s Scottish team 8-2 in the final game of the White’s Drug Store Classic in Swan River, capturing the $9,000 first prize and moving into the sixth position on the Manitoba Curling Tour’s rankings. Murdoch’s payday was $7,000

The Swan River event was one of two of the weekend events featured on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.

 

At Rossmere in the Ken Kurbis Memorial Galaxy Bonspiel presented by Fort Garry Industries, Dennis Bohn and his team (Bryan Galbraith, David Bohn, Larry Solomon, Shane Walker) scored a pair of five enders in a final game victory over Trevor Loreth-Granite. The Bohn team, playing their first event of the season took home the winner’s purse of $2,500 while the Loreth foursome earned $1,600.

The victory moved the Bohn team into the top 20 on the MCT Rankings list to start their season.

At Swan River, the semifinalists were Kevin Marsh-SK and Clint Dieno-SK ($4,000 each) while the quarterfinalists were Brent Scales-MB, Mario Freiberger-SUI, Drew Heidt-SK and Jeff Hartung-SK ($3000 each).

At Rossmere, semifinalists Ryan Thomson-Morden and Daley Peters-TBA earned $1000 each while quarterfinalists Scott Ramsay-Granite, Sean Grassie-Deer Lodge, Murray Woodward-TBA, and Scott Madams-TBA all cashed $600 cheques.

The next scheduled MCT event is the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Cash Spiel (Open) November 14-17.

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<October 28, 2014>

Jones Wins First Canad Inns Women’s Classic; Link Wins in La Salle

Jennifer Jones-St Vital (Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen) (pictured with Leo Ledohowski, Executive Chairman Canada Inns) and Kim Link-East St. Paul (Karen Fallis, Angela Wickman, Renee Fletcher)were the champions as a pair of MCT/WCT events were on the calendar on the October 24-27 weekend. Team Jones posted a 9-4 victory over Jill Thurston-Granite (Brette Richards, Briane Meilleur, Krysten Karwacki)in the inaugural Canad Inns Women’s Classic in Portage. Team Link was a 6-5 extra end winner over Colleen Kilgallen-TBA (Susan Baleja, Janice Blair, Kendra Georges)in the La Salle Curling Classic.

As a result of the weekend play, their third consecutive bonspiel final game, Colleen Kilgallen and her team have moved into the top position on the Women’s Rankings for the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Team Link moved to the fourth ranked position. Thurston moved up to the seventh position in the rankings while Jones, playing in her first Manitoba event of the season, appears for the first time in the rankings – moving in at #11. Second in the rankings is Kristy McDonald’s Granite team. Michelle Montford-Assiniboine Memorial dropped out of first place for the first time this season, but remains at #3.

At Portage, the semi-finalists were Kristy McDonald-Granite (6-2 loss to Jones) and Margaretha Sigfridsson-Sweden (10-5 loss to Thurston) and the quarterfinalists were Chantelle Eberle-SK, Michelle Englot-SK, Nina Roth-USA, and Ayumi Ogasawara-Japan.

At La Salle, in their second annual bonspiel, the semi-finalists were Kristy Watling (6-5 loss to Kilgallen) and Terry Ursel-Arden (5-4 loss to Link) and the quarterfinalists were Jennifer Clark-Rouire-Granite and Kaileigh Strath-Winkler.

The season end rankings, based upon each team’s best five results, will determine invitations to the MCT Championship at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, December 12-14. Final rankings on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will determine who earns one of the available invitations to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts presented by Monsanto in Winkler in January. The Champion, if eligible, plus the top two ranked teams after the championship earn provincial invitations.

The next scheduled MCT events are the White’s Drug Store Classic (Men’s) in Swan River and the Ken Kurbis Memorial Galaxy Bonspiel presented by Fort Garry Industries at Rossmere (Open), both November 4-7.

MCT Women`s Rankings, TOP TEN as of October 28: (Rank-Skip-Club-Points)
1. Colleen Kilgallen-TBA (102)
2.Kristy McDonald-Granite (90)
3.** Michelle Montford-Assiniboine Memorial (78)
4.Kim Link-East St Paul (74)
5.Barb Spencer-Assiniboine Memorial (64)
6.Kerri Einarson-Gimli (58)
T7.Jill Thurston-Granite (56)
T7.Janet Harvey-Assiniboine Memorial (56)

9.Darcy Robertson-Fort Rouge (52)
10.Jennifer Clark-Rouire (42)
11.** Jennifer Jones-St. Vital(40)
12.Terry Ursel-Arden (32)
13.KaileighStrath-Winkler (30)
T14. Beth Peterson-TBA (28)
T14. Joelle Brown-Fort Rouge (24)
T14. Kristy Watling-TBA
T14. MaragarethaSigfridsson-Sweden
** Denotes teams already qualified for the Provincial Championship – Scotties Tournament of Hearts

MCT Manitoba Women’s Cash Winnings, TOP TEN as of October 27:(Rank-Skip-Club-$$$$)
1. Jennifer Jones-St. Vital 
$15,000
2.Jill Thurston-Granite     
$10,800
3.Kristy McDonald-Granite
$  9,600
4. Colleen Kilgallen-TBA
$  9,600
5. Janet Harvey-Assiniboine Memorial
$ 4,860
6. Kim Link-East St. Paul 
$ 2,820
7.Barb Spencer-Assiniboine Memorial 
$  2,610
8.Kerri Einarson-Gimli
$ 2,560
9.Michelle Montford-Assiniboine Memoria
$ 2,510
10.Darcy Robertson-Fort Rouge
$ 2,510
                                           
    

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<October 21, 2014>

Team Harvey Captures Atkins Curling Supplies Classic Title

Janet Harvey’s Assiniboine Memorial team (Cherie-Ann Sheppard, Kristin Napier, Carey Kirby)  defeated Colleen Kilgallen-MB 7-3 in the final to win the 2014 edition of the Atkins Curling Supplies Charity Classic, the past weekend’s women’s event on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.

With the championship, the Harvey foursome took home the champion’s purse of $4,500 as well as 40 Manitoba Curling Tour Rankings points, moving them into the MCT Women’s Rankings Top Ten. Team Kilgallen’s payday was $2,500 and their 34 MCT Rankings points moved them into second place in the Rankings.

Semifinalists Beth Peterson-MB (7-4 loss to Harvey) and Kerri Einarson-Gimli (8-7 loss to Kilgallen) both earned $1,500 with Einarson improving to #4 and Peterson appearing in the Top Ten (#9) for the first time.

Quarterfinalists Darcy Robertson-Fort Rouge(9-3 loss to Harvey); Kristy McDonald-Granite (8-5 loss to Kilgallen); Barb Spencer-Assiniboine Memorial (5-3 loss to Peterson);  and Michelle Montford-Assiniboine Memorial (7-1 loss to Einarson)  all earned $900 and solidified Top Ten Rankings positions with Team Montford remaining at #1.

Money earnings were increased as well by a per win payout of $40 to all teams for round robin victories.

The season end rankings, based upon each team’s best five results, will determine invitations to the MCT Championship at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, December 12-14. Final rankings on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will determine who earns one of the available invitations to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts presented by Monsanto in Winkler in January. The Champion, if eligible, plus the top two ranked teams after the championship earn provincial invitations.

The next scheduled MCT events are the October 24-27 Canad Inns Women’s Classic in Portage and the October 24-26 La Salle Women’s Classic.

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<October 21, 2014>

Team McEwen Wins Fourth Canad Inns Men`s Classic in Five Years

Mike McEwen (BJ Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld) posted a 6-4 victory over Kevin Koe-AB in the final of the Canad Inns Men’s Classic in Portage Monday evening, October 20.  The win gave Team McEwen their fourth Canad Inns championship in the past five years. It was also the third bonspiel championship of the season for the McEwen foursome which has only lost one game in three events. They were undefeated in winning WCT events in Oakville in September and in Saskatoon earlier in October. Their only loss came in Portage when they were defeated 7-5 by Jeff Hartung-SK in an A-Event game.

The win earned the team $18,000, valuable CTRS (Canadian Team Ranking System) points, and moved them into the top ten on the Men`s rankings in the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Team Koe earned $10,000.

Mike McEwen-Fort Rouge defeated William Lyburn-Granite 7-2 in their semifinal while Koe Glenn Howard-ON 6-3. Lyburn and Howard each cashed $6,000 cheques.

The quarterfinalists were Jeff Stoughton-MB (7-3 loss to Lyburn); Jared Kolomaya-MB (6-2 loss to Howard); Steve Laycock-SK (5-2 loss to Koe); and YasukeMorozumi-JPN (8-6 loss to McEwen. Each quarterfinalist team earned $4,000.

Reaching the semifinal moved Lyburn into the MCT top 15 while qualifying bumped Kolomaya into the seventh position on the rankings.

Despite going winless in three games in Portage, Steve Irwin`s Brandon team retains the top spot on the MCT Men`s Rankings list. Matt Dunstone`s Granite Junior team, with three wins in Portage, remains in second place on the Men`s rankings while Sean Grassie-Deer Lodge and Richard Muntain-Pinawa had a win each and remain tied for third in the rankings after three weekend bonspiels in the fall season.

The season end rankings, based upon each team’s best five results, will determine invitations to the MCT Championship at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, December 12-14. Final rankings on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will determine who earns one of the available invitations to the Safeway Championship in Brandon in February. The Champion, if eligible, plus the top four ranked teams after the championship earn provincial invitations.

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<October 15, 2014>

 MCT Finals to be Broadcast on Shaw TV

The Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is pleased to announce the December 14 Men’s and Women’s MCT final games at Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club will both be featured as Community Access broadcasts on Shaw TV. The telecasts are possible thanks to the support of the new Presenting Sponsor, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, and MCT’s partners; Asham, CurlManitoba, CurlingZone, ReMax Professionals Gord & Kristi Green, and Best Western Plus Winnipeg West.

The games are tentatively scheduled for 1:30pm (Men’s final) and 4:00pm (Women’s final) as the culmination of men’s 16-team triple knock-out and women’s 12-team triple knock-out competitions. The 28 teams participating in the championships will be invited based upon their season-end rankings.

The fall 2014-15 Manitoba Curling Tour season includes 17 bonspiels in 7 rural communities and 4 Winnipeg clubs. In addition, current season rankings include the results of the January 2014 Deer Lodge Cash Spiel as well as the January - March Safeway and Scotties provincial berth qualifying events in Brandon & Carman.

The results of CurlManitoba’s Safeway Berth Bonspiel in Neepawa (November 27-29) and the Scotties Berth Bonspiel in Swan Lake (November 14-16) will also be included in the calculation of MCT rankings to determine eligibility for MCT Championship invitations. The rankings also determine post championship eligibility for invitations to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts presented by Monsanto in Winkler (January, 2015) and the Safeway Championship in Brandon (February, 2015).

If eligible, the winners of the televised final games will earn invitations to compete in the respective Provincial Championships. In addition, the four top ranked eligible men’s teams two top ranked eligible women’s teams after the championship will also earn provincial invitations.

Spectators at Manitoba Curling Tour events can also win! Three lucky spectators will win a special championship package which will include reserved seating at Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club with hospitality & promotional merchandise compliments of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries along with a comfortable room for a one-night stay compliments of Best Western Plus Winnipeg West. The winner of these special championship packages will be drawn randomly from spectator entries at each MCT bonspiel.

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<October 13, 2014>

Peters Team Wins Nott Autocorp Classic

 


Daley Peters (Brendan Taylor, Taren Gesell, Greg Melnichuk) were undefeated through three round robin and three playoff games to win the Nott Autocorp Thanksgiving Charity Classic at Thistle CC, their first bonspiel together as a team. The Peters foursome scored three on the seventh end to beat Braden Calvert-Deer Lodge (Kyle Kurz, Lucas Van den Bosch, Brendan Wilson) by a final score of 7-3 in the Thanksgiving Day afternoon final.

To reach the final, Peters and his team defeated Travis Bay-E. St. Paul (Brad Van Walleghem, Curtis Bale, Ronan Gueret) 5-2 in the Monday morning quarterfinal and Steen Sigurdson-Granite (Barrie Sigurdson, Ian McMillan, Nick Curtis) by the same score in the semifinal.  The Calvert team’s two playoff victories were 7-2 over Matt Dunstone (Tanner Lott, Kyle Doering, Robbie Gordon) and 5-4 over Steve Irwin-Brandon (Joey Witherspoon, Travis Taylor, Travis Saban).

Making it to the final game moved both Peters and Calvert into the top ten in the Men’s Rankings of the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Modest success at the season opening Granite bonspiel plus the finalist finish at Thistle moved Calvert to the sixth position in the rankings while Peters is at number nine after only one event.

Steve Irwin and his team retained top spot in the MCT Rankings while Steen Sigurdson’s team moved up to the fifth position as a result of their semifinalist finishes.

Along with Dunstone and Bay, Richard Muntain-Pinawa  (Mike McCaughan, Curtis Atkins, Rodney Legault) and Sean Grassie-Deer Lodge (Corey Chambers, Kody Janzen, Stu Shiells) reached the quarterfinals. This result kept Dunstone at #2 with Grassie and Muntain tied at #3 in the rankings while Bay’s playoff result moved his team into the ranking for the first time, at #19

The season end rankings, based upon each team’s best five results, will determine invitations to the Championship at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, December 12-14. Final rankings on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will determine who earns one of the available invitations to the Safeway Championship in Brandon in February. The Champion, if eligible, plus the top four ranked teams after the championship earn provincial invitations.

Including the results at the Nott Autocorp Classic, and revisions based upon lineup clarifications, the MCT Top Ten Men’s Teams as of October 13 are:

(Rank-Skip-Club-Points)

1.       Steve Irwin-Brandon                                 (84)
2.       Matt Dunstone-Granite                               (63)
T3.     Sean Grassie-Deer Lodge                            (57)
          Richard Muntain-Pinawa                              (57)
5.       Steen Sigurdson-Granite                             (48)
6.       Braden Calvert-Deer Lodge                          (37)
7.       Justin Stanus-Fort Rouge                            (35)
8.       Kelly Marnoch-Carberry                                (34)
9.       Daley Peters-TBA                                         (30)
T10.   Scott Ramsay-Granite                                  (28)
          Ray Baker-Dauphin                                      (28)
          William Kuran-Heather                                 (28)

Despite being in third position on the MCT Men’s Rankings list, Sean Grassie’s Deer Lodge team leads the MCT fall bonspiel money winners list. A championship at the Mother Club Fall Classic and quarterfinal finish in the Nott Autocorp Classic have earned Grassie and his Deer Lodge team $3,000 since late-September. Steve Irwin’s Brandon team, with finalist and semifinalist finishes in the two events, is close behind at $2,800 in winnings.

MCT Men’s Cash Winnings, as of October 13:

(Rank-Skip-Club-$$$$)

1. Sean Grassie - Deer Lodge                                $3,000
2. Steve Irwin-Brandon                                         $2,800
3. Daley Peters-TBA                                              $2,500
4. Matt Dunstone-Granite                                      $1,750
5. Braden Calvert-Deer Lodge                               $1,500
6. Richard Muntain-Pinawa                                    $1,300
7. Scott Ramsay-Granite                                       $1,250
8. Steen Sigurdson-Granite                                   $1,000
T9. Ray Baker-Dauphin                                          $   800
T9. Justin Stanus-Fort Rouge                                $   800
T9. William Kuran-Heather                                     $   800
12. Travis Bale-East St. Paul                                  $   500

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<September 28, 2014>

Grassie Foursome First Winner of Granite’s Mother Club Men’s FallClassic

Sean Grassie’s Deer Lodge team has won the Mother Club Men’s Fall Classic, the first event of the fall season on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, with an 8-5 victory over Steve Irwin-Brandon in the final.

The victory earned Grassie (Corey Chambers, Kody Janzen, Stu Shiells) the winner’s purse of $2,500 plus 40 MCT Rankings points while Irwin (Joey Witherspoon, Travis Saban, Travis Taylor) picked up $1,800 and 34 MCT points. (Pictured are bonspiel Honourary Chair Cathy Gauthier and Granite President Pat Bourassa with Team Grassie)

In the semi-finals, Irwin defeated Matt Dunstone-Granite (7-1) while Grassie defeated Scott Ramsay-Granite (5-3). Dunstone and Ramsay each earned $1,250 while the four quarter-finalists (Justin Stanus-Ft. Rouge, Richard Muntain-Pinawa, Ray Baker-Granite, and William Kuran-Heather) started the season with $800 paycheques.

The Mother Club Fall Classic attracted 18 men’s teams for the first-time event which was co-sponsored by Asham, Assiniboine Dental Group, Dakota Lock & Safe, Enns Brothers, Exchange Income Corporation, and Lake of the Woods Hotel.

The results of the Granite Bonspiel, combined with results from the January-March 2014 events, place Irwin’s Brandon foursome at the top of the Men’s MCT Rankings. The top ten ranked teams on the Men’s Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, as of September 28, 2014, are:


Rank-Skip Name-Club-Points

1. Steve Irwin – Brandon (64)                                    
2. Sean Grassie-Deer Lodge (40)                                                        
3. Richard Muntain-Pinawa (38)                                                        
4. Steen Sigurdson-Heather (32)                                                        
T5. Matt Dunstone-Granite (28)                                                      

T5. Scott Ramsay-Granite (28)

T5. Kelly Marnoch-Carberry (28)

T5. Justin Stanus-Ft Rouge (28)

T9. Wes Jonasson/Ray Baker-Dauphin (22)

T9. William Kuran-Heather (22)

The MCT Rankings are significant for Manitoba curlers as invitations to the season ending Championship, to be played  at Assiniboine Memorial, December 12-14,are based on the rankings. The champion that weekend plus the four top-ranked teams after the championship weekend will all earn invitations to compete in the Safeway Championship in Brandon in February 2015. The rankings are based upon a team best five finishes over the season.

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<September 28, 2014>

McDonald Wins First Mother Club Women’s Fall Classic at Granite


Kristy McDonald and her new Granite team have won the Mother Club Women’s Fall Classic, the first event of the fall season on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, with a final game 6-3 victory over Colleen Kilgallen.

The victory earned McDonald (Kate Cameron, Lesley Wilson-Westcott, Raunora Westcott) the winner’s purse of $2,500 plus 40 MCT Rankings points while Kilgallen (Susan Baleja, Janice Blair, Kendra Georges)  picked up $1,800 and 34 MCT points. (Pictured are Honourary Chair Cathy Gauthier & Granite CC President Pat Bourassa with the McDonald team)

In the semi-finals, McDonald defeated Barb Spencer-Assiniboine Memorial (7-2) while Kilgallen defeated Michelle Montford-Assiniboine Memorial (6-5 EE). Spencer and Montford each earned $1,250 while the four quarter-finalists (Kim Link-East St Paul, Jill Thurston-Granite, Kerri-Einarson-Gimli, and Darcy Robertson-Ft Rouge) started the season with $800 paycheques.

The Bonspiel attracted 18 women’s teams for the first-time event which was co-sponsored by Asham, Assiniboine Dental Group, Dakota Lock & Safe, Enns Brothers, Exchange Income Corporation, and Lake of the Woods Hotel.

Despite not advancing to the final, the results of the Granite Bonspiel, combined with results from the January-March 2014 events, place Montford’s Assiniboine Memorial foursome at the top of the Women’s MCT Rankings. The top ten ranked teams on the Women’s Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, as of September 28, 2014, are:

1. Michelle Montford-Assiniboine Memorial (48)                  
2. Kristy McDonald-Granite (40)                                           
3. Colleen Kilgallen-TBA (34)                                               
4. Barb Spencer-Assiniboine Memorial (28)               
T5. Kerri Einarson-Gimli (22)                                               
T5. Darcy Robertson-Fort Rouge (22)

T9. Jill Thurston-Granite(22)
T9. Kim Link-East St Paul (22)
T10. J. Brown-Fort Rouge (20)
T10. J. Clark-Rouire-Granite (20)

The MCT Rankings are significant for Manitoba curlers as invitations to the season ending Championship, to be played  at Assiniboine Memorial, December 12-14,are based on the rankings. The Champion that weekend plus the two top-ranked teams after the championship weekend will all earn invitations to compete in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts presented by Monsanto in January 2015. The rankings are based upon a team’s best five finishes over the season.

The next scheduled event is the Nott Autocorp Thanksgiving Charity Classic, October 10-13, at the Winnipeg Thistle Curling Club.

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<September 23, 2014>

MCT Announces Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Partnership

The Manitoba Curling Tour (MCT) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries which will see the tour renamed the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries for the 2014-15 season.

First established in the 1991-92 season, the Manitoba Curling Tour provides a coordinating function for the fall cash bonspiel season across Manitoba. The Tour will conclude with a December 12-14 championship event at Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club featuring 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams invited based on rankings points for the top five finishes by each team in cash bonspiels and CurlManitoba berth bonspiels.

The fall season opens September 25-28 with a Men’s event and a Women’s event at Winnipeg’s Granite Curling Club. Subject to confirmation of event affiliation, the tour season continues with 13 more bonspiels hosted by Thistle (2) and Rossmere in Winnipeg as well as Swan River, Dauphin, Portage (2), Morris (2), LaSalle and East St Paul (3) in rural Manitoba. A bonspiel at Winnipeg’s Deer Lodge club in January 2014 was actual start of the 2014 season. The event will go again in January 2015 as a kick-off to the next competitive season.

Plans for support of the individual tour bonspiels as well as for the championship event at Assiniboine Memorial are being finalized and will be announced in the near future.

"Curling is not only one of Manitoba’s most popular winter sports, but our competitive edge is world class and places us on the podium,” said Winston Hodgins, President & CEO of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. “We have sponsored some of the most notable curling championships in the country, with home grown talent leading the field. We are honoured to partner with the Manitoba Curling Tour to help all curlers in the province reach for new levels of success."

The bonspiels on the Manitoba Curling Tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries provide an opportunity for Manitoba teams to qualify into the Men’s Safeway Championship and Women’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts presented by Monsanto. The champions at Assiniboine Memorial on December 14, if eligible, will earn provincial championship invitations. In addition, the four men’s teams and two women’s teams at the top of the rankings, after the championship, will earn provincial championship invitations.

“We look forward to working with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries,” says Tour Coordinator Resby Coutts. “The new partnership enhances Manitoba curling’s competitive season at the same time as it provides support for Manitoba curling clubs in their effort to provide competitive opportunities as well as great curling entertainment for curlers and curling fans.”

The first bonspiel of the fall season is the new Mother Club Fall Classic, September 25-28 at the Granite CC, Winnipeg. The complete bonspiel schedule and other information about the Manitoba Curling tour presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is available at www.mancurltour.ca.

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<August 25, 2014>

Assiniboine Memorial to Host MCT Championships

 

The Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club (AMCC) will serve as host club for the Manitoba Curling Tour’s Men’s and Women’s Championships, December 12-14, 2014.

“The AMCC is excited to host many of Manitoba’s top curlers over three days of what we expect to be the best Men’s and Women’s curling competition Winnipeg curling fans will be able to see in-person this season,” says Club Manager Paul Batchelor. “Matt Rankine, our Ice Technician, delivers championship calibre ice all season long so we know the curlers will have the kind of surface they want for making all of the shots.”

Batchelor says facility upgrades in recent years have made the AMCC an excellent venue for championship curling. From improved ice-shed lighting, reverse osmosis water, very recent installation of a dehumidifier and a replacement chiller to installation of a public lift and fully accessible washrooms facilities, AMCC will provide an enjoyable championship experience for both competitors and spectators.

The Manitoba Curling Tour Championship events will feature a 16-team Men’s Division and a 12-team Women’s division. Each is scheduled to play a triple knock-out with a playoff round. The teams will play for a cash prize pool plus the opportunity to add to their chances of earning Men’s Safeway Championship invitations and Women’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts invitations. In addition, the MCT Championships will be CTRS (Canadian Team Ranking System) eligible in order to allow interested teams to earn coveted points on the national competitive scene.

Teams will be invited to compete in the MCT Championship based on their season-long MCT rankings. Each team’s top five finishes in MCT bonspiels are counted in the determination of the rankings. The champions plus the four top ranked men’s teams and two top ranked women’s teams will qualify for their respective provincial championships.

The MCT’s fall season begins with the September 25-28 Mother Club Classic at the Granite Curling Club.

For information contact MCT Coordinator Resby Coutts (204-799-2250)
AMCC Manager Paul Batchelor (204-479-7528

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<August 13, 2014>

DEKALB SuperSpiel expands to the Rosenort Arena and World Class Ice!!

 
The DEKALB SuperSpiel, presented by Meridian, Rocky Mountain Equipment and official host Sponsor, the Town of Morris, is excited to announce the expansion of the DEKALB SuperSpiel into the Rural Municipality of Morris and the Rosenort Arena.(15 minutes north west of Morris) on November 20-24.

With the expansion to 48 teams (32 women-16 men) the DEKALB SuperSpiel needed more ice. The event will now be held at the Morris Curling Club Nov 20-24th and at the Rosenort Arena Friday, Nov 21 and Saturday, Nov 22.

“This is exciting news for the Rural Municipality and gives us the opportunity to showcase the RM, the Rosenort arena and the sport of curling to the World.” said Reeve Ralph Groening of the RM of Morris.

World Class Ice maker Greg Ewasko will provide 4 sheets of Olympic quality ice for the teams..

The prize money (subject to full entry) will increase to $40,000 for the women and $30,000 for the men, bringing the total DEKALB SuperSpiel purse to $70,000. 32 women’s teams also increases the value of the CTRS Points for teams hoping to qualify for the 2018 Olympics.

The DEKALB SuperSpiel welcomes Team Jennifer Jones-2014 Olympic Gold Medalist and many others from around the world and Canada !! 

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<August 13, 2014>

Granite Looks to Expand Men's Event

 
Response has been positive to the new Mother Club Classic, the Granite Curling Club's first bonspiel of the new season, according to organizer Darryl Gunnlaugson. The men's event has already posted 17 entries, one more than the original target and Gunnlaugsoon says they will expand the bonspiel to 18 if they get one more entry. In the event of a change, the 18 teams will play in groups of six - guaranteeing them five games in the opening spiel of the year and a minimum $10,000 purse.

On the Women's side of the bonspiel, there are 11 entries at this stage but lots of time before the event for it to fill up as well.

Interested teams are encouraged to contact Darryl Gunnlaugson - darrylgunnlaugson@hotmail.com

Entry fee checks, payable to Granite Curling Club, are requested for the full amount ($500) but may be post-dated to September 1, 2014.

Mail to: MOTHER CLUB FALL CURLING CLASSIC
One Granite Way, Winnipeg Manitoba, R3C OY9

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What's Happening Now

DeKalb

DEKALB Superspiel
Morris Curling Club
and Rosenort Arena

Contact:Brian Recksiedler

Nov 20- 23, 2014

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<click here to view Women's Draw>

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Meridian



Upcoming Events



The Sunova Spiel
East St. Paul Curling Club

Contact: Kim Link

November 27 - 30, 2014

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