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Westcott Wins Gold at Canadian Masters

Wednesday Apr 01 2015

PHOTO: Norm Magnusson

A four on the 4th end paved the way to a 6-3 victory and the Canadian Masters Championship Gold Medal for Ron Westcott, Ken Dusablon, Bob Boughey, and Howard Restall from Winnipeg's Fort Rouge Curling Club. Team Manitoba defeated Northern Ontario in the final game Sunday morning in Whitehorse. Pat Malanchuk's Manitobans lost the Bronze Medal game 8-5 to Alberta in an extra end.

SATURDAY UPDATE: Westcott Plays for Gold, Malanchuk Plays for Bronze at Canadian Masters - One up coming home, Ron Westcott's Manitobans stole a point for a 7-5 semifinal win over BC in the Canadian Masters semifinal in Whitehorse. Westcott's record is still perfect as they play for the Gold medal against Northern Ontario Sunday at 10 AM (noon Manitoba time). Northerm Ontario beat Nova Scotia 7-5 to advance. In the women's event, Pat Malanchuk's Manitobans lost the semifinal 7-0 to BC while Ontario beat Alberta 7-4. BC plays Ontario for the gold Medal while Malanchuk plays Alberta for Bronze.

FRIDAY UPDATE #2: Westcott & Malanchuk Teams in Playoffs at Canadian Masters - Ron Westcott's Manitobans won their final round robin game at the Canadian Masters (8-5 over Nova Scotia) to advance undefeated to the semifinals. Manitoba will play BC while Nova Scotia will meet Northern Ontario Saturday afternoon. In the women's final round robin game, Manitoba's Pat Malanchuk lost 5-3 to Ontario. In the semifinals Manitoba meets BC while Alberta will play Ontario.

FRIDAY UPDATE #1: Westcott Last Unbeaten Team at Canadian Masters - Manitoba's Pat Malanchuk team tasted defeat Thursday morning - their first loss at the Canadian Masters in Whitehorse. The 7-5 extra end loss to BC gives Manitoba a 7-1 record but they still hold first place in the standings, ahead of 6-2 BC. In the men's event, Ron Westcott's Manitobans are still perfect at 8-0 after beating Northern Ontario Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia lost, dropping them to 7-1 and leaving Manitoba the last unbeaten team.

THURSDAY UPDATE: Westcott, Malanchuk Continue to Lead the Way at Canadian Masters - Pat Malanchuk's Manitobans are the only unbeaten team in the Canadian Masters Women's Championship in Whitehorse. Wins Thursday, 6-3 over Quebec and 8-2 over Prince Edwards Island have improved the St Vital team's record to 7-0. Ontario, Nova Scotia, and BC are tied in second place with 5-2 records. On the men's side, Ron Westcott's team has posted a pair of wins Wednesday, 8-5 over Alberta, and 7-5 over Ontario. Westcott's record is 7-0, a record they share with Nova Scotia. BC, Northern Ontario, and Ontario are all at 4-2.

(Wednesday) UPDATED: Westcott, Malanchuk Lead the Way With 5-0 Records at Canadian Masters - Ron Westcott's Fort Rouge team and Pat Malanchuk's St Vital foursome are both undefeated at the Canadian Masters Championship in Whitehorse. Both teams improved to 5-0 with wins on the late afternoon draw Wednesday. Westcott five wins were 7-2 over BC, 10-6 over Saskatchewan, 9-3 over Yukon, 6-4 over New Brunswick and 8-4 over Quebec. On the women's side, Malanchuk's team have also won five - 6-4 over Nova Scotia, 12-5 over the Host entry, 8-2 over Alberta, 7-5 over New Brunswick and 8-3 over Saskatchewan. 

At the end of the preliminary round, the top four in each pool and the teams play a championship qualifying round with games against each of the four teams they have not yet played. Semifinals take place Saturday afternoon with the Finals and Bronze MEdal games Sunday at 10am local time (noon Manitoba).


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