Ontario’s Chris Gardner scored five times in the seventh end of a 9-3 victory over New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan, advancing to a second tiebreaker against Manitoba’s Terry McNamee on Friday at the Canadian mixed curling championship in Morris, Man.
Gardner, Sullivan and McNamee all tied for third at 7-4. The winner of Gardner-McNamee match takes on Nova Scotia’s Paul Flemming in Saturday’s semifinal for a berth in Sunday’s final.
Robert Campbell of P.E.I. advanced to the final Friday morning with a 9-5 win over Steve Moss of the Northwest Territories/Yukon.
Campbell finished 10-1, one win better than Flemming, who beat Northern Ontario’s Craig Kochan 7-4 to secure a spot in Saturday’s semifinal.
In other Draw 17 play, Alberta’s Tim Krassman finished 6-5 after a 9-2 drubbing of B.C.’s Tom Buchy (4-7), and Quebec’s Simon Hebert (3-8) avoided a tie for last with a 10-4 win over Saskatchewan’s Steven Slupski (4-7).