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.
Manitoba’s Meghan Walter and Jordon McDonald teams have been eliminated in the first round of playoffs at the Saskatoon Junior competition to determine Canada’s reps for the 2022 World Juniros in Sweden.
Walter lost 7-4 to Nova Scotia Friday morning while McDonald was a 7-2 loser to Nfld-Labrador.
(8PM: Thursday, Nov. 25)MANITOBANS ADVANCE AT JUNIOR WORLD QUALIFIER IN SASKATOON .. The Manitoba teams skipped by Meghan Walter (East St. Paul) and Jordon McDonald (Deer Lodge) have advanced to the knockout playoff round at the junior event underway in Saskatoon. The event’s objective is to identify teams to represent Canada at the World Juniors in Sweden in 2022.
Team Walter (Lane Prokopowich, Katie McKenzie, Mackenzie Elias, Coach Frank Walter) advanced with a 3W-2L record and must win three games to win the trip to the worlds. They will open Friday morning at 10AM against Nova Scotia who had a 4-1 record in the other Pool. The winner plays Northern Ontario at 5PM. N. Ont had a 4-1 record in the Walter pool.
The other side of the draw has New Brunswick (3-2 in the Walter Pool) against Ontario (2-3 in the other pool) with the winner playing Alberta, the only unbeaten team in the competition.
Team McDonald (Reece Hamm, Elias Huminicki, Alexandre Fontaine, Coach Blaine Malo), with a 3W-2L record, will meet Nfld-Labrador (4W-1L) in the first playoff game and, if the win they will take on undefeated Nova Scotia. Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario comprise the teams in the other half of the playoff draw.