Braden Calvert and his Fort Rouge team are a win away from their long dreamed about trip to the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship.
A berth in the Montana’s Brier in Regina will be on the line at 2:30PM Sunday afternoon when Team Calvert plays the winner of the Sunday morning Viterra Championship semi-final between top seeded Team Carruthers (Granite) and #4 seed Jordon McDonald (AMCC).
It took an extra end Saturday evening but the #3 seeded Calvert team was an 8-7 last stone winner over Team Carruthers in the Page Playoff 1-2 game. Up 7-5 coming home, Braden Calvert faced three with his last stone draw. He saw that rock slide deep to give the Brad Jacobs-skipped team a steal of two to force the extra end. Their last shot on the extra was an open hit in the four foot facing two and it was a perfect nose hit for the win.
Calvert and Carruthers were the Saturday morning “A” Side qualifers with wins over Ryan Wiebe (Fort Rouge) and Riley Smith (Charleswood) respectively.
Jordon McDonald and Jeff Stewart (Gladstone) were the “B” side qualifers for the Page Playoff championship round. On the Saturday 2PM draw, McDonald ousted Wiebe and Stewart beat Smith.
The McDonald-Stewart Page 3-4 Playoff game was a tight affair with McDonald making a last stone hit facing two for a 4-3 victory.
The McDonald-Carruthers game is scheduled for 9AM in Stonewall. The winner will pay Calvert at 2:30PM in the final.