Meghan Walter started her visit to Western Manitoba for the Scotties in Carberry a few days early with a championship in the Manitoba Mixed Doubles Tour`s Brandon bonspiel on the weekend.
Teamed with her brother, Brett, the Walter duo defeated the local team of Steve Irwin and Stacey Fordyce in the final game. The result meant both teams finished with 4W-1L records as Fordyce-Irwin had beaten the Walters in round-robin play.
However, the championship and the $1000 first prize went to Meghan & Brett Walter on that final game win. Fordyce-Irwin earned $500.
Brett and Meghan Walter defeated locals Steve Irwin and Stacey Fordyce 7-4 in the finals. $1000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd.
Walter-Walter join Kadriana Sahaidak-Colton Lott (Morris Mixed Doubles Fall Opener) and William & Mikaylah Lyburn (Dauphin Mixed Doubles Classic presented by Nexus BioAg) as the third event winner in the inaugural three events in the Cargill Curling Training Centre Manitoba Mixed Doubles Tour presented by Asham.
Although the Brandon event attracted only five entries, the fledgling Mixed Doubles Tour continues to gain traction. Two additional events have been added to the Tour’s January-February schedule and discussion continue about additional possible locations.
The next event will be in Arborg, January 22 & 23 while La Salle Curling Club will host a new event February 5 & 6, 2022.