Johnson McDonald Win Gold!

Manitoba is excited to announce that Warren Johnson & Dan McDonald, representing St. Vital Curling Club, have achieved Gold in the Open Division of the 2024 Canadian 2-person Stick Curling Championships.  The event wrapped up Sunday, April 21, at Toronto’s Leaside Curling Club.

Johnson & McDonald won with a 7-0, four end win over defending champions Keith Bennett & Paul Landry (Lakeshore CC, Nova Scotia). The Open champions finished the event with an 8W-2L record after winning their pool with five wins and two losses, followed by three playoff wins.

Bennett & Landry had won their pool with a 7W-1L record and finished at 9W-2L with the silver medal.

The bronze medal was won by Randy & Ruby Olson (St. Albert, Alberta) with a last game victory over Jim Rouse & Ross MacMillan (Warren, Manitoba). The Olsons had won their pool with a 6W-1L record along with a pair of playoff wins. They lost their semi-final game to Bennett & Landry.

In the Women’s Division gold medal game, Nancy Sheppard & Caroline Watt scored a dramatic last end win over 2022 Canadian champions Betty Mattson & Audrey Dorey (Wolfeville, NS). Mattson & Dorey had scored a four on the fifth end to lead by two but Sheppard and Watt manufactured their own four coming home to win 8-6 without throwing their final stone.

Sheppard & Watt topped their round-robin pool with a 5W-1L record and won a pair of playoff games to finish the event with seven wins and the single loss. Mattson & Dorey had a 5W-2L record in pool play and split their playoff games to finish with six wins and three losses.

Gail Hayes & Karen Jay (Mayflower CC, Nova Scotia) won the bronze medal game, defeating Bev Schick & Judy Kachkowski (Ft. Rouge CC, Manitoba.) They had an overall 6W-4L record for the week.

Back:Terry Proctor, Dan McDonald, Warren Johnson, Resby Coutts, Ken Strand, Fred Spiring, Lynne Rehbein, Gwen Smith, Norm Magnusson.
middle: Bev Schick, Jim Rouse, Ross MacMillan, Shirley Strand.
front: Darren MacMillan, Britta Spiring, Judy Kachkowski

Manitoba was well represented in both the Open and Womens events.  Congratulations to all!  We are looking forward to the 2025 Canadian 2 Person Stick Championship to be hosted in Grande Prairie, Alberta, April 2 to 7.

(source: thecurler.com)

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