With a 5W-2L record, Manitoba’s Mixed Doubles Champions have advanced to the playoff round of the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship in Sudbury. They will play an elimination game Saturday morning against Lisa Weagle and John Epping with the winner advancing to a quarter-final game against Jennifer Jones & Brent Laing.
Kadriana and Colton Lott opened the competition with a pair of wins before losing to Jones/Laing who finished the round robin undefeated (7W-0L). They ran off three more victories before losing their final game to Tracey Fleury and Jacob Horgan. Jones/Laing at 7W-0L will advance to the quarterfinals. Lott/Lott at 5W-2L tied for second in the pool with Weagle/Epping but rank ahead of them as they defeated Weagle/Epping in their first round game.
A pre-event Curling Canada news release describes the playoff plan: “teams will play a seven-game round robin within their pools Tuesday through Friday, with 12 teams advancing to the single-knockout playoffs, which begin Saturday. The four pool winners will get byes directly into the quarter-finals, which take place Saturday at 7 p.m., while the teams with the next eight best records overall, regardless of the pool they’re in, will be matched up in the playoff opener at 1 p.m. Saturday.”
Three of the pool winners, Jones/Laing, Laura Walker & Kirk Muyres, Jocelyn Peterman & Brett Gallant, were unbeaten in seven games, and Chaelynn Kitz & Brayden Stewart won their pool with a 6W-1L record. The other eight teams include two with 6W-1L records and six with 5W-2L records.