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Bohn Foursome Wins MCT Championship & Safeway Berth

Sunday Dec 14 2014

David Bohn’s Assiniboine Memorial team (Bryan Galbraith, Dennis Bohn, Larry Solomon - pictured with IMPACT Team Ambassador Jared Funk) posted an 8-2 victory over Daley Peters-West Kildonan (Brendan Taylor, Taren Gesell, Greg Melnichuk) in the Men’s final game at the Manitoba Curling Tour Championships presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. With the victory, Team Bohn claimed not only the annual MCT Championship but also eligibility for the Safeway provincial men’s championship in Brandon in early February.

Stolen deuces on the first two ends gave Team Bohn an early four point cushion. Peters blanked the next two ends in an attempt to regain the kind of control the team had exhibited in going undefeated through the qualifying round and first two playoff rounds. The Bohn foursome, playing in only their third bonspiel of the season, was not to be denied and went on to win their second championship of the year.

Having played a limited schedule, the Bohn team came into the event needing to win the title to earn a Safeway Championship berth. Peters played the final game of the championship secure in the knowledge that his team had already secured one the Safeway berths available to the top four teams on the MCT’s season-long rankings.

With Peters, MCT rankings invitations to the Safeway Championship were also earned by Sean Grassie-Deer Lodge, Scott Ramsay-Granite, and Jared Kolomaya-Stonewall.

To reach the final, Team Bohn won a semifinal victory over Matt Dunstone-Granite (6-1) and a quarterfinal victory over Steen Sigurdson-Granite (4-3EE). Peters beat Grassie (4-3) in the semifinal and Kolomaya (7-3) in the quarterfinal. Ramsay and William Lyburn-Granite also qualified for the playoff round in the 16-team Men’s Championship but lost in the opening round.

In addition to the available Safeway berth invitations, the championship earned the Bohn team $1,600; Peters earned $1,200; semifinalists Dunstone and Grassie both had $1,000 paydays; and qualifying was worth $800 to Ramsay, Kolomaya, Lyburn and Sigurdson.

In addition to the valued support of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, the Manitoba Curling Tour expresses appreciation to Asham Curling Supplies, CurlManitoba, ReMax professionals Gord & Kristi Green, Best Western Plus Winnipeg West, and Shaw TV.

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