DAVID BOHN CLAIMS 1ST ATKINS CLASSIC
This year was the 1st Atkins Curling Supplies Mens Classic and was won by David Bohn, Justin Richter, Tyler Forrest and Bryce McEwen. Bohn was also last weeks winner and just like last week the final was played against Jordan Smith. Team Bohn had hammer to start the final and after a blank they were forced to a single in the 2nd. After a steal in the 3rd Bohn would force Smith to a single in the 4th end. Taking 1 in the 5th increased the lead to 3-1. Smith with hammer blanked 6 and would score 2 in the 7th to tie the game. After a well played 8th end and a good last rock by team Smith, Bohn was left with an in off his own rock to knock Smith out of the 4 foot. That shot locked up the teams 2nd event win in a row and moves them up to 6th on Gord Greens MCT Rankings. They also pick up $2000. Team Smith takes home $1500 and is now 7th in the rankings.
Dennis Bohn and Tanner Lott continued their good play this weekend by making semi finals. Each team earns $1050. Bohn moves up to 5th in the rankings while Lott is now 8th.
JT Ryan, now in 2nd in the rankings, Riley Smith (18), Julien Leduc (20), Hayden Forrester (22) were the quarter finalist and each won $800 for making the playoffs.
ROBERTSON TAKES ATKINS CLASSIC
The Atkins Curling Supplies Classic took place this weekend at the AMCC and by Monday afternoon it was down to 2 teams. Both teams had gone 5-0 to this point so something had to give. The game between Darcy Robertson and Barb Spencer would come down to last rock. Robertson, supported by Karen Klein, Vanessa Foster and Theresa Cannon would start the final with hammer and would blank the opening 2 ends before taking 2 in the 3rd end. They would follow it up with a steal in the 4th. Spencer wouldnt stop fighting and after a force in the 6th they would get a deuce of their own to close the gap to a single point. The last end had lots of rocks in play and with her last rock Spencer drew to the back 4 forcing Robertson to follow it down for the win. She would nudge up to the stone back 4 for the win and earn $2500 as well as the top spot on Kristi Greens MCT Rankings. Team Spencer won $1800 and moved up to 7th spot.
Tiffany McLean and Beth Peterson had semi final exits this weekend. For their teams strong play they each take home $1250 and move into 12th and 10th place respectively.
Quarter Finalist each won $800 and were Jennifer Clark-Rouire (4), Briane Meilleur (6), Lisa Menard (11), and Tori Koana of Japan.
DAVID BOHN GETS FIRST WIN OF SEASON
David Bohn and his team of Justin Richter, Tyler Forrest and Bryce McEwen kept their streak of seasons with a win going by claiming the MCT Mens Classic this past weekend. They went a perfect 5-0 and won $2000. By qualifying out of the A side they had a bye into the SF where they beat JT Ryan in an extra end. In the final they would meet Jordan Smith. After a defensive start to the game it was 2-1 after 4 ends. Bohn manged to steal 1 in the 5th end and force Smith to a single in the 6th. Facing 3 in the 7th end Bohn hit and stuck for his point and was up 4-2. Bohn and company would run Smith out of rocks in the final end. With the win they find themselves making a huge jump to 9th spot on Gord Greens MCT Rankings. For making the final team Smith won $1500 and moved up the rankings to 13th.
JT Ryan and Braden Calvert each made a semi final and add $1250 to their bank accounts. With the SF appearance Calvert takes over top spot in the rankings while JT Ryan sits in 4th.
Dennis Bohn and Sean Grassie were the 2 teams that made quarter finals this weekend. Each team takes home $1000 and valuable points. Grassie improves to 10th while Dennis Bohn is now in 6th spot.
TEAM JOELLE BROWN WINS MCT CLASSIC
The MCT Womens Classic saw Team Joelle Brown pick up their 1st win of the year. Coleen Kilgallen was filling in and along with Sue Baleja, Natalie Claude and Carlene Strand they manged to get into the playoffs through the C Side. They kept picking up steam beating Katie Chappellaz in the QF and Jennifer Clark-Rouire in the SF. In the finals they came up against Shannon Birchards team. After team Brown took an early lead they added to it with a big steal of 4 in the 3rd end. Team Birchard tried to apply pressure and close the gap with steals of 1 in the 6th and 7th ends. In the final end team Brown had an open hit for the win. The win moves team Brown into 7th on the Kristi Green MCT Rankings and they also pick up $1800. Team Birchard won $1400 for making the finals and they now find themselves in 4th spot.
Jennifer Clark-Rouire and her team made a semi final exit this weekend. They are in 5th spot and take home $1000. The quarter finalist was Katie Chappellaz. They pocket $800 and move into 10th spot on the rankings.
The next event is the Atkins Curling Supplies Classic and it kicks off this Friday night at AMCC.
DENNIS BOHN WINS KKP CLASSIC
12 teams entered the weekend with hopes of walking away as champion but at the end Dennis Bohn and his team of Neil Kitching, Kennedy Bird, Daniel Hunt took home the title and the $1,300 winners prize. Bohn started off by loosing the opening game then rattled off 5 straight wins. In the final they beat Travis Bale and his previously unbeaten team 5-3. Team Bohn moves up to 8th place on the Gord Green MCT Rankings. Bale went 3-0 in pool play and earned a direct spot in the semi finals. For making the final they pick up $1,000 and enough points to slide into 5th spot.
JT Ryan and his team made another semi final this past weekend. They take home $750 and are now in 4th spot overall. Joey Witherspoon and his new team played their first event of the season and made a semi final as well.
Braden Calvert and Tanner Lott both made the quarter finals. Each team pockets $600. Calvert remains in 3rd spot while Lott moves up to 7th.
This weekend is the Man Curl Classic at the Thistle for both women and mens teams. The games start Friday at 6pm.
ENGLOT DEFENDS TITLE
The Motherclub fall classic took place this past weekend at the Granite curling club. 12 womens teams played and when the dust settled it was a finals showdown between defending champ Michelle Englot and recent tier 2 winner Kerri Einarson. Both teams had advanced straight into the semi finals after strong records in their pools. In the final Einarson had the lead until a steal in the 6th end tied the game. A deuce back in the 7th left Englot down 2 coming home. Englot, along with Kate Cameron, Leslie Wilson, and Raunora Westcott would score 3 coming home with the hammer to defend their championship from a year ago. With the win team Englot moves into 2nd on the Kristi Green MCT womens rankings and takes home $2,000. Einarson and her team picked up $1,300 and enough points to remain on top of the rankings.
Semi finalists this weekend each took home $850. They were Darcy Robertson and Briane Meilleur. They are now ranked 3rd and 4th in the season long points race.
Kristy Watling and Jennifer Clark Rouire each had solid weekends that resulted in quarter final showings. Both teams earned $500 and slide into 7th place on the MCT rankings.
Next up for the womens teams is the Man Curl Classic held at the Thistle Oct.6-9.
GUNNER RUNS THE TABLE
20 mens teams showed up to play the Motherclub fall classic this past weekend. The final was a showdown between 2 undefeated rinks. Pat Simmons and Jason Gunnlaugson both went 4-0 in their pools. Simmons beat Daniel Birchard and JT Ryan to make the final while Gunnlaugson beat Tanner Lott and Willy Lyburn. Gunnlaugson along with Alex Forrest, Ian McMillan, Connor Njegovan scored 3 in the 3rd end to go ahead by 2. Simmons and team wouldnt go away scoring 2 in the 5th to tie the game. After a single in 6 and a blank in 7 Simmons was down 1 coming home with hammer. Gunnlaugson would steal 1 and win the game. They earned $2,500 and move into 2nd place on the Gord Green MCT rankings. Simmons and team won $1,800 and are now ranked 4th in points.
Willy Lyburn and JT Ryan each made the semi finals and pick up $1,250. Lyburn now moves into top spot on the rankings while JT moves up to 6th spot.
Quarter finalists each pocket $800 and they were Travis Bale, Daniel Birchard, Richard Muntain, and Tanner Lott. Team Bale is in 8th spot overall whit the other teams move up to 9th.
Next up for the men is the KKP Classic this weekend at Fort Rouge curling club.
As we reach the mid point of September the MCT events are about to kick into high gear. Several events are seeing more teams start to get their entries in. The KKP Classic at Fort Rouge is just around the corner. Currently they are at 13 teams and would like to get 24. To enter visit the events page for details or contact email@example.com. To avoid missing out on this event or any other get entries in soon as last season most events ended up with waiting lists.
TEAM EINARSON OFF TO HOT START
This past weekend was the opening event of the MCT season. The Spider Performance Icebreaker was held at the Granite and had 12 mens teams and 10 womens teams kick the season off. On the womens side Kerri Einarson and her team of Selena Kaatz, Liz Fyfe, Kristen MacCuish finished the round robin at 3-1 and earned a direct spot in the semi final game. After beating team Varnes, avenging an earlier loss to them, they met team Robertson in the final. Scoring 3 in the 4th and 7th ends would go along way to securing a 9-5 win and a payday of $2100.
Darcy Robertson also had the direct berth into the semi finals with a 3-1 record. For making the final they take home $1500. The 2 semi finalist won $890 each. They were team Shannon Birchard and Rhonda Varnes. Michelle Englot and her team won $640 for finishing 5th.
Up next is the Motherclub fall classic held at the Granite. It takes place Sept.21-24.
NO CALVERT, NO PROBLEM
Team Calvert was missing skip Braden but Kyle Kurz stepped up and led the team to their first win of the year. Robbie Gordon filled in all weekend and after loosing the opening game Team Calvert rattled off 5 straight wins. Calverts team knocked off Craig Brown in the quarters, Jason Gunnlaugson in the semis and in the final they scored an impressive 8-4 win over John Shuster. A 4 spot in the 4th end was the turning point and allowed Team Calvert to cash in. They received $2200 for winning.
Team Shuster qualified out of the A side and earned $1500 for making the finals. The 2 other A side qualifiers were Jason Gunnlaugson and William Lyburn. Both teams lost in the semi finals and put $1000 in their pockets. Sean Grassie and Craig Brown each picked up $700 for making the quarter finals.
Up next is the Motherclub fall classic held at the Granite. It takes place Sept.21-24.
After a busy summer, with the first event of the new season coming up next weekend, we would like to update everyone with what’s in store this year for the MCT. There are some new events for both women’s and men’s teams this 2017 season. Many thanks go out to the organizers and clubs that are able to run these events. Hopefully we can fill them and keep the growing the tour. Check out the events page to enter your team – they will fill up fast! There are 8 women’s events plus a fall and spring berth this season. For the men, there are 12 events along with a fall and spring berth. We are looking to add an event in February or March before the spring berths take place – more information to come on this.
The Men’s King Spud Classic in Carberry is returning to the MCT. It will be held Dec. 15-17 and will have a berth into the 2018 Viterra Championship for the highest finishing eligible team.
We are currently working on finding a place to host the Tour Championships. The Championship will award 2 women’s and 3 men’s provincial berths. This is the same as last season. Each team’s best 5 events will count towards your season total.
Various teams have requested the points summary be emailed and posted on the site every week – we will implement this. If you have not received any emails from the MCT and would like to get our communication, please send us your email address to be added to our list.
Apr. 20, 2017
The Manitoba Curling Tour (MCT) is now actively seeking a new title sponsor for the 2017-18 curling season. The former MCT title sponsor, MLCC, has decided to move its support elsewhere. The title sponsors and all other funding is used to top-up prize payouts for the numerous Tour events, as well as paying for fees at Curling Clubs that host these events.
If you have any sponsor contacts in mind for the Tour, please reach out to us! All sponsors are promoted throughout the season on the MCT website, through event signage, and through social media. Additionally, If you have other thoughts on ways to promote our sponsors, we would love to hear your ideas.
Mar. 6, 2017
Hello Curlers, sponsors, fans, event hosts
We are currently working on the schedule for next season. There will be an email sent when the schedule is done and also it will be posted on this site. Please check back in the next month or so for more information.