KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- Quebec's Jean-Michel Menard beat Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton 9-7 in an extra end Tuesday at the Tim Hortons Brier.
Stoughton missed a tapback to give Menard a steal of two and the win in early action at the Interior Savings Centre.
B.C.'s John Morris moved into sole possession of first place at 5-1 after a 7-2 win over Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories/Yukon.
Saskatchewan's Steve Laycock edged Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador 7-6 to move into a tie for second place with Alberta's Kevin Koe (4-1), who had the morning session off.
Stoughton fell into fourth place at 4-2 after eight draws.
Ontario's Greg Balsdon (3-2) earned an 8-5 win over Northern Ontario's Jeff Currie (2-4) in the other early game. Two more draws were scheduled for later in the day.