The Canad Inns Men’s Curling Classic wrapped up this past weekend yesterday evening in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. This annual World Curling Tour Event showcases some of the most talented male curlers in the world and obtains one of the largest cash prizes out on tour along with crucial tour points.
6 Saskatchewan Men’s teams had their eyes set on the top prize, and as always preparing themselves with good shot making for the rest of the season.
It was a long 3 days of bracket play, but once the playoffs rolled around we had 3 of our 6 Sask teams (32 team spiel) qualify for the playoffs!! Bruce Korte of Saskatoon faced off with Shaun Meachem of Regina in a tight quarter final match, with Meachem taking this one by counting two in the extra end.
Steve Laycock lined up with John Morris in one other quarterfinal match which again lead to an extra end for both teams, with Team Laycock scoring the single point to take the victory and slide into the semi final against Charley Thomas.
Unfortunately, both Sask teams dropped their matches in the semi finals with Meacham losing to Reid Carruthers 4-2, while Laycock dropped a 6-4 game to Thomas.
Reid Carruthers of Manitoba took home the 6-5 win in the championship final.
Congratulations to all Sask Teams that competed this past weekend!