Manitoba’s Terry McNamee gave his home province something to cheer about early at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Morris on Saturday.
McNamee stole three in the third end and two more in the fourth en route to a 10-2 drubbing of Saskatchewan’s Steven Slupski in the opening draw.
Brier veteran Charlie Sullivan of New Brunswick opened with a victory, a 6-4 decision over Steve Moss and his team representing the Yukon/Northwest Territories. Sullivan scored his deuce in the ninth end to take the lead before running the opposition out of rocks in the final frame.
Prince Edward Island’s Robert Campbell, who also Brier experience, picked up a win in the oening draw when he defeated Gary Wensman of Newfoundland and Labrador. Campbell opened up an early 3-0 lead before hanging on for a 7-5 victory.
In the other game in Draw 1, Ontario’s Chris Gardner scored three in the ninth end to secure a 9-4 win over Simon Hebert of Quebec.