Corey Chambers and his team have split their game on each of the last two days to post a 3W-5L record with one game left – against 2W-6L Yukon. That game is set for 4PM Friday.
Felix Asselin-Quebec (at 6W-1L), Scott McDonald-Ontario and Jamie Koe-NWT (both at 6W-2L) lead the way in the championship pool.
(TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 8:30PM) THIRD LOSS FOR CHAMBERS AT CANADIAN MIXED A single day Tuesday for Manitoba’s Team Chambers at the Canadian Mixed but a third consecutive loss. After opening the competition in Prince Alberta with a win, the Manitoba reps now have a 1W-3L record. The Tuesday loss came at the hands of former Canadian champion Paul Flemming (Nova Scotia) who improved to a 4W-1L record. Flemming is tied in the pool with another former champion, Trevor Bonot (Northern Ontario).
In the other pool, Quebec (Felix Asselin) leads the way with a 4W-0L record while Saskatchewan (Shaun Meachem) and New Brunswick both have a 3W-1L record.
(MONDAY, NOV.7, 10:30PM) 1W-2L START FOR CHAMBERS AT CANADIAN MIXED Corey Chambers and his Manitoba team opened with a victory Sunday at the Canadian Mixed in Prince Albert. A 7-6 win over Dennis Watts (PEI) gave the Manitobans the start they needed.
However, a two loss Monday has them at 1W-2L after three games. The Monday morning loss was to former champion Trevor Bonot (Northern Ontario) by an 8-4 score. Jamie Koe (NWT) defeated the Chambers foursome 6-3 on the evening draw.
(SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 4:30PM) Canadian Mixed Begins Today in Prince Albert: Corey Chambers and his team of Lisa McLeod, Nigel Milnes, and Jolene Callum (representing the Miami CC) kick-off their quest for a Canadian Mixed Championship at 6:00pm today in Prince Albert. Their first round opponent is Prince Edward Island’s Dennis Watts, winners of their opening match against Scott McDonald-Ontario.
Playing in a seven team pool, Team Chambers faces tough competition from the likes of former champions Trevor Bonot-Northern Ontario (2017) and Paul Flemming-Nova Scotia (2003 & 1999) and high profile competitors Scott McDonald-Ontario and Jamie Koe-NWT.
The last Manitoba team to win the Canadian Mixed was skipped by Colin Kurz who, with Meghan Walter, Brendan Bilawka, and Sara Oliver, won Manitoba’s first, and to date only, World Mixed Championship
The previous Manitoba team to win it all was Sean Grassie’s 2009 team. Prior to that Manitoba teams had not won a Mixed since Jeff Stoughton did it in 1991.
The Stoughton teams had no opportunity to play a World Mixed. Grassie & Alli Nimik won Canada’s first World Mixed Doubles medals when they won the bronze medals that year.