There’s been no major upsets yet at the Viterra Championship. All of the top five seeds continue to march along at the provincial men’s curling championship in Selkirk.
Top seed and defending champion Reid Carruthers, 2nd seed Mike McEwen, 3rd seed William Lyburn, 4th seed Daley Peters and 5th seed Alex Forrest are all still undefeated. All five rinks are safely through to Friday morning’s A Side qualifier games.
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Top seed Reid Carruthers made quick work of La Salle’s Randy Neufeld in draw 6 on Thursday afternoon. Carruthers defeated Neufeld 9-2 in just eight ends.
2nd Seed and five time provincial finalist Mike McEwen topped Brandon’s Terry McNamee 11-4. The Canadian Junior Gold Medalist Matt Dunstone rink also moved into an A Side qualifier game with a 7-2 victory over the Fort Rouge Tyler Drews rink.
Earlier on Thursday the 3rd seeded Lyburn rink defeated Arborg’s Kyle Foster 9-4. Peters won his second straight game 8-3 over the Granite’s Trevor Loreth. Forrest advanced with a 9-3 triumph over Brandon’s Steve Irwin. Dennis Bohn beat his twin brother David Bohn 9-2 to advance in the bracket. Scott Ramsay has also secured one of the eight spots in the A side qualifier games.
The 32 team field has been cut to 21 as of Thursday evening with Butch Mouck, Steve Pauls, Shaun Parsons, Doug Harrison, Kyle Foster, Ray Baker and Derek Oryniak all getting eliminated on Thursday.
A Side Qualifiers – Friday 8:30 a.m.:
Mike McEwen vs Dennis BohnMatt Dunstone vs William LyburnDaley Peters vs Alex ForrestReid Carruthers vs Scott Ramsay