The 2016 Viterra Manitoba Men’s Curling Championship is no longer running true to the form chart. And Scott Ramsay of the Granite is responsible for that. Ramsay executed a last rock, triple peel to count four and upset defending champ and #1 seed Reid Carruthers 9-7 on Friday Morning at the Selkirk Recreation Complex.
Ramsay qualified out of the A Event for the playoff round which begins at 7:45 p.m. Friday Night. Carruthers will have to defeat Hayden Forrester of Fort Rouge or Stonewall’s Jared Kolomaya in a B Event Qualifier at 4 p.m.
Also advancing directly to the playoff round was #2 seed Mike McEwen with a 5-3 victory over Assiniboine Memorial’s Dennis Bohn. Daley Peters was a 6-3 winner over East St. Paul club mate Alex Forrest, and William Lyburn edged Granite club mate- and Canadian Junior Men’s Champion Matt Dunstone 7-6.
Click here for updates of the 12:15 p.m. draw