Masters 2009: Welcome

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Dundee Canadian Masters Championships - March 30 - April 5, 2009

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Thank you- Nutana Curling Club

The Nutana Curling Club, Curl Saskatoon  and  SaskCurl  are proud to present :
The Canadian Masters  Curling Championships of Canada

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News Flash -  Play for the 2009  Masters Championship has been completed
     CANADIAN MASTERS  RESULTS AND 2009 CHAMPIONS  BELOW
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A great and  exciting conclusion of the Round Robin had  FOUR (4) mens teams  tied for 1st place with 6 wins and 3 L's each . A four team playoff scenario was set up by virtue of who beat who in the RR.  NL and MN  were named 1 and 2 and ONT and BC were named 3 and 4. The skills competition ( won by Ontario)  did not come into play.

For the record, The  final order of the four-way tie for first amongst the men was :
 
1st - NL........( 2W - 1L, won over MB+ON in RR)
2nd - MB......( 2W - 1L, lost to NL, W over ON+BC in RR)
3rd - ON ......( 1W - 2L, won over BC in RR)
4th - BC.......( 1W - 2L , lost to ON in RR)
 
The two semi-finals were set as listed:
1st vs 4th  =  NL vs BC
2nd vs 3rd = MB vs ON

The 2008 Mens Champions (Pugh-BC) and the 2007 Champions (Edmondson-ONT) were in the playoffs both shooting for a 2nd Canadian Championship Title. Team Manitoba beat both ONT and BC to capture the 2009 Championship. BC  was 2nd and NL and ONT ended up in the 3rd spot. The most improved  team (NL) moved from the back of the pack in 2008 to 1st in the 2009 RR and was shooting for the finals !
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Lee Morrison had won 6 Saskatchewan  Masters titles and in 2009  won her 1st Candian Masters  Title.  Morrison was  under the pressure of playing on her home ice.
Team Alberta (Turner/Wagner/Toews-the 2007 Canadian Champions) were looking for a 2nd  title but came up one rock short. Team Ontario ( Betty Bush -2006 Masters Runner-up) was searching  for her 1st Canadian Championship title.  Hungry teams all - curling on the good Nutana Club ice made for spectacular shotmaking. The knowlegable Nutana curling fans commented the Masters Play was as good as they ever get to see !  Saskatoon has hosted many Canadian Championship events over the years.
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This  Canadian Curling Championship features Mens and Womens teams from  across Canada. These athletes play a round robin and playoffs  as they compete to win  Canadian Championship Titles.

Check with your Provincial Curling Association  or Curling Club to find out how to enter this competition .
Masters Curling athletes are  60 + and form one of the largest  Curling Groups in Canada. 



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2009 Masters - Canadian Champions - Womens

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Champions 2009
SASKATCHEWAN - Masters Curling Champions Of Canada - Ladies 2009
 

Lee Morrison, Bernice Vander Velden, Peggy Hergott, Marg Griffiths - Nutana CC

Round Robin - Final Standings - Provincial Champions
- Canadian Masters Championship - Top 3 teams playoff

9-0 - ALBERTA  - Sandy Turner, Linda Wagner, Martilyn Toews, Judy Carr - Calgary Curling Club
6-3 - ONTARIO -  Betty Bush, Joanne Miller, Joanne Manion, Lil Rybend - Kingston CC 
6-3 - SASKATCHEWAN - Lee Morrison,Bernice Van Der Velden, Peggy Hergott, Marg Griffiths - Saskatoon Nutana
5-4 - MANITOBA - Elaine Jones, Sylvia Erickson, Joyce Magnusson, Ruth Weibe - St. Vital CC
5-4 - NORTH ONTARIO - Maymar Gemmell, Muriel Anderson, Tanis Ferguson  Judy Gerry- Sioux Lookout G+C
4-5 - NOVA SCOTIA  - Margaret Cameron, Adine Boutilier, Vivian Bright, Karen Romkey - Mayflower
3-6 - NEW BRUNSWICK -  Monique Taylor, Kerri Delehanty, Cheri Smith, Joan Sowery - Beaver CC
3-6 - YUKON/NWT -  Pat Banks, Madeline Boyd, Ev Pasichnyk, Elaine Summer - Whitehorse CC
2-7- BRITISH COLUMBIA - Carol McFadden, Monica Hunter, Ann Macleod, Debbie Smith - Royal City CC
2-7- QUEBEC -  Elizabeth Judge, Anne Dean, Sylvia Patrick, Maxine Perra - Hudson Whitlock CC
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2 - ONTARIO   (  Bush ) 6-3        
         
Saturday April 4 SASKATCHEWAN (Morrison) 7-2     
7:00 PM        
         
3 - SASKATCHEWAN ( Morrison) 6-3 Sunday April 5, 2008    SASKATCHEWAN 
 ( Lee Morrison ) 8-2
 
  2:00 PM         Canadian Champions
            2009 Masters Women  
  1 - ALBERTA (Turner) 9-0

 

Team     C H 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 EE EE Score      
Alta Turner L R x 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0      2      
Sask Morrison  W Y   0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1      3      



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2009 Masters Canadian Champions - Mens

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Team ORR - Canadian Champions
MANITOBA - Masters Curling Champions Of Canada - MENS 2009
 

Ray Orr, Dennis Peckover, Brian Manns, John Mendrikas - Minnedosa CC

Round Robin - Final Standings - Provincial Champions
- Canadian Masters Championship -
 

Four teams were tied for top spot with 6 wins and 3 L's each after round robin play  . Who beat who set up a 4 team playoff  using semi finals and a Final to yield  the Canadian Champion for 2009.  

6-3 - NEWFOUNDLAND  Lew Andrews, Len Kostaszek,Michael Wotherspoon, Roy Parsons - Bally Hally G+CC
6-3 - MANITOBA   Ray Orr, Dennis Peckover, Brian Manns, John Mendrikas - Minnedosa CC
6-3 - ONTARIO     Bob Edmondson, David Stewart, Michael Skafel, Brian Longley - Oakville Curling Club - GTA 
6-3 - BRITISH COLUMBIA  Rick Pughe, John Zwarych, Jack Finnbagason, Bob Byrne - Royal City CC
5-4 - ALBERTA    Ralph Lee, Kermit Haakonson, Barry Westgard, Ian Duncan - Avonair CC - Edmonton
5-4 - SASKATCHEWAN  Terry Arnold, Ray Dagg, Garth Beatty, Terry Hale  - Tisdale CC 
5-4 - QUEBEC   Mike Carson, Malcom Baines, Bruce Lerner, Bill Ellyett, Karl Murovic - Glenmore/Pt Claire CC 
4-5 - NORTH ONTARIO   Alan Gemmell, Larry Byles, Bob Hardy, Bob Valade - Blind River CC
2-7 - NOVA SCOTIA    Milt Larsen, Fred Lutes, Barry Langille - Mayflower  CC  Halifax
0-9 - YUKON/NWT     Al Gee, Gerry Miller, Clarence Jack, Paul Warner -  Whitehorse CC 

2 - MANITOBA   (  Orr  ) 6-3        
         
Saturday April 4          MANITOBA   (  Orr  ) 7-3      
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3 - ONTARIO (Edmondson) 6-3

 1 - NEWFOUNDLAND  ( Andrews) 6-3        
         
Saturday April 4         BRITISH COLUMBIA  ( Pugh) 7- 3    
7:00 PM        
         
 4 - BRITISH COLUMBIA  ( Pugh) 6-3

__________ CANADIAN MASTERS CHAMPIONS - 2009 . . . TEAM   MANITOBA ( ORR ) 8-3 . .

Team W/L   C H 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 EE EE Score      
MAN    Orr  W R x 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1        4      
B.C. Pugh L Y   0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0        3    

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Canadian Masters Championship - Provincial Gold Leaders - Men 

Manitoba - 5 - 2009.2005, 2004, 2002, 2001 - Orr, Armour, Bailey, Grove , Fry
B.C. . . . . . - 2
- 2008, 2006 - Pugh, Mackenzie

Ontario. . . . - 2
- 2007, 2000 - Edmondson, Sharples
Quebec. . . .  - 1 -
2003 - Moon

Canadian Masters Championship - Provincial Gold Leaders - Women

Alberta - 4 - 2008, 2007, 2001, 2000 - Oates, Wagner, Tucker, Raymond
N. B. . . . - 2 - 2004, 2002 - Vaughan, Vaughan
Ontario. . . - 2 - 2005, 2003 - Sorley, Sorley
Nova Scotia. - 1 - 2006 - Bartlett  Nova Scotia. 
Saskatchewan
- 1 - 2009 - Morrison 



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Masters Women - Finalist and 3rd Place

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SILVER Team Turner- Masters Finalist
- Canadian Masters Championship - Playoff Qaulifiers 

9-0 - ALBERTA  - Sandy Turner, Linda Wagner, Marilyn Toews, Judy Carr - Calgary Curling Club
6-3 - ONTARIO -  Betty Bush, Joanne Miller, Joanne Manion, Lil Rybend - Kingston CC 



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BRONZE Team Bush - 3rd Place

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SILVER Team Pugh - Finalist - Masters '09
Masters Men - Finalist and Third Place

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BRONZE Team Andrews - Tied 3rd Place

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BRONZE Team Edmondson - Tied 3rd Place

Masters Men - Four Team Tie for the Top Spot

 Canadian Masters Championship summary of First Place teams 2009

Four teams were tied for top spot with 6 wins and 3 L's each after round robin play  . Who beat who set up a 4 team playoff  using semi finals and a Final
6-3 (1st)  NEWFOUNDLAND  Lew Andrews, Len Kostaszek,Michael Wotherspoon, Roy Parsons - Bally Hally +CC
.  > > >  2nd trip to the Canadian Masters Championships (2008 + 2009)
.  > > >  Won the Round Robin - Playoffs Lost Semi Final -to Team BC - Tied for 3rd place with Ontario 

6-3 (2nd)  MANITOBA  
 Ray Orr, Dennis Peckover, Brian Manns, John Mendrikas - Minnedosa CC
 . > > >  THE New Canadian Masters Champions  - 2009  Gold

6-3 (3rd) ONTARIO     Bob Edmondson, David Stewart, Michael Skafel, Brian Longley - Oakville Curling Club -GTA
. > > >  Canadian Masters Champions 2007 - Advanced to Playoffs - wins at the CMC Championships.
Bob Edmondson and David Stewart have now won GOLD. SILVER, and BRONZE wins at the CMCC's

Brian Longley is the only Male Masters  player to have won TWO CMC  GOLD Championships (+ one BRONZE)
 
6-3   (4th) BRITISH COLUMBIA  Rick Pughe, John Zwarych, Jack Finnbagason, Bob Byrne - Royal City CC
 . > > > Canadian Masters Champions 2008, 2009 Finalist vs. Team Manitobs GOLD and SILVER CMCC winners



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Provincial Championship Notes and Information

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Skips 3rd consecutive appearance

 MENS Provincial Championship Notes :

- NONT
- Al Gemmel travels  1400 kms into a diff time zone, goes 5-O with new Teamates and makes his 3 rd consecutive appearance at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships ( Hamilton, Nanaimo, Saskatoon). Teamates came by train ( 21 Hr ride- arriving 3 am the day of the competition)

- BC - 2008 Canadian Champion Rick Pughe draws through a narrow port ( with his final shot) and taps Mussulos great draw back enough  for  Pughe to  win the BC final and repeats as Provincial Masters Champion.

- QUE - Carson makes it back to the Canadians ( 2007 Que Champs) after topping the 12 team field with a 5- 0 record in the  RR and with 2 wins -0 losses  in the Page playoff. 

- ONT - About 120 teams started in the zones -32  zone winners  advance to 4 regions of 8 teams. Each region sends two to the Provincials for an 8 team field.The final winner -Team Oakville (Edmondson). A 3-peat

- SASK A 12 team provincial- 2 pools  play a Round robin. Top 2 teams from each pool make the final. Rogers vs  Arnold in the Sask final. 3 time Sask Masters Champ Yuzdepski and Johnston lose in the Page playoffs.

- NS- A 12 team provincial- 2 pools  play a Round robin. Top 2 teams from each pool make the page playoff. 2 time winner MacPhee lost in a tiebreak and Larsen ges undefeated in the RR and Page to make the Canadians.

- AB - 2006 Alberta Masters Champ Heller loses to Ralph Lee . Lee won the RR and the playoff.  Impressive win for the Edmonton team. Alberta south is out for 2009. 

- NL
- Lew Andrews Makes team changes , and then wins his 2nd trip  in a row to the Canadians.

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- Ray Orr captures Manitoba and now previous  Masters Champs Amour, Usackis, Wilson, Hopper are left at home. Man. runs a 16 team provincial in 2 Round Robin divisions of 8. A page playoff yields the Champions. 6 teams were tied @ 5-2 after the RR and Orr defeats Turner in the final game to advance. Wow ! what a finish.
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Notes aboutWomens  Provincial play
Cameron Wins Nova Scotia Provincial Masters Title 2009

Yvonne Martin, who won both the women’s Masters and senior women’s provincial titles in 2008, dropped a 7-6, extra-end decision to Margaret Cameron of Mayflower in a sudden-death final match . Cameron was unbeaten entering play on finals day, so Martin had to defeat her twice to claim her fourth provincial masters title to go with her four provincial senior titles.
Martin won Wednesday morning’s first sudden-death match 7-6, scoring the winning point in the eighth and final end, but was unable to complete the sweep in the afternoon draw despite leading 6-2 after four ends.

"It was an unbelievable competition," Martin said following her return home Thursday afternoon. "Every game we played went down to the last rock. We lost on a measure twice and one of the games we won was also (decided) on a measure." Martin said she and her team played really well, but Cameron and her teammates "played everything just about perfect.
Info courtesy JOHN DECOSTE jdecoste@kentvilleadvertiser.ca NovaNewsNow.com
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LEE MORRISON WINS 6TH PROVINCIAL MASTERS TITLE as SKIP Lee Morrison beat Crystal Frisk, 7-5 in Sunday's final.  Morrison earlier beat Frisk, 9-4 in the 1 vs 2 Page Playoff to advance while Frisk rebounded with a win over Merle Kopach, 7-1 in the semi-final.  Kopach won the 3 vs 4 game against Sandra Pederson, 8-3. Info courtesy of SaskCurl  Webnews
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 Manitoba Notes:
Elaine Jones-St.Vital defeated Gwen Smith-Heather 6-4 to capture the Provincial Championship. Jones earned her spot in the final by defeating Marian Whalen- the 1 vs. 2 page playoff. Smith defeated Whalen- 7-2 in the semi-final to earn her berth to the final. Jones scored pairs in the first, third and sixth ends and it proved to be too much for Smith. ( Info Ccourtesy of Curl Manitoba Web site) ________________________________________________________________
New Brunswick Notes
Monique Taylor wins her 1st trip to a Canadian Curling Championships by posting a 6-0 record in St John. She has however, extensive experience at National Golf Championships. Two time Canadian Masters Champion, Ellen Brennen lost the final on home ice . NB  womens curling teams have won the Canadian Championship twice, both times skipped by Marlene Vaughan with Brennan at vice.(info courtesy of Sports East - Dwayne Tingler transcript )
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Canadian Masters Competition - Northern Ontario

 Just thought you might like a “human interest” story, re our team.I live in Blind River, my third lives in Sioux Lookout and our lead and second live in Thunder Bay – we are 16 hours apart and 2 time zones,  (not to mention the 4 hour drive off the Trans-Canada highway to Sioux Lookout), - total distance is about 1200 kms, one way!
We had never practiced together, never thrown a rock as a team, and I did not even know the name of the front end, until we met in Sioux Lookout.

 

However, we “clicked”, won 5 games in a row, (none were blow-outs, most were down to final rock) and won the N.O. Masters Championship.Perhaps not a recommended way of forming a team, but I think it proves that desire, compatibility and team dynamics go a long way in winning. 

We truly feel we represent the Northern Ontario Curling Association.  Maymar Gemmell



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Team Gemmel

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Canadian Masters Championships 2009 -  Nutana Club -  Curl Saskatoon - SaskCurl 

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