New Brunswick Still In Front At Senior Men

Wayne Tallon and team from the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton upped his record to 8-1 alone in first place at the 2013 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championship at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside, PEI. Tallon, with Mike Kennedy delivering last stones, scored three in the first end and three more in the 7th end leading Northern Ontario’s Bruce Munro 8-5. The game ended 9-6. With teammates Wade Blanchard and Mike Flannery, New Brunswick have yet to face Manitoba and BC. Keeping pace one game behind are three teams: Ontario’s Howard Rajala who defeated a stubborn Gord Bell of Saskatchewan 11-7 with five points in the last end; Wade White of Alberta was victorious over BC’s Craig Lepine 7-5; and hometown favourite, Rod MacDonald who edged out Nova Scotia’s Alan O’Leary 8-6. Each of these teams have seven wins against two losses honing in on of the three playoff spots available. Friday morning’s key match-up features Rajala of Ontario versus MacDonald of PEI. Québec’s Robbie Maclean kept his slim hopes alive with a win over NWT’s Glen Hudy.  Maclean is 5-4 along with NS’ O’Leary. Teams with 5 losses or more have been eliminated from post round robin play. All results can be found at here. The draw schedule can be found here. The list of teams participating in this seniors championships can be found here. Statistics for previous games played in the round robin can be found here. Play continues all week with the championship finals for both genders scheduled for Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 am EST. The winners will represent Canada at the 2014 World Seniors at a location yet to be announced.