KAMLOOPS, B.C. - John Morris and his B.C. rink held on to top spot at the Canadian men's curling championship Tuesday afternoon with a 9-3 thumping of New Brunswick in eight ends.
B.C. beat Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories 7-2 in the morning and, at least until the evening draw, were alone with a record of six wins and only one loss at the Tim Hortons Brier.
Kevin Koe of Alberta was in second at 5-1 thanks to a 9-3 win over Jeff Currie from Northern Ontario.
Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton recovered from a 7-2 loss in the morning to steal two in 10 and beat winless Nova Scotia 8-6.
Newfoundland and Labrador's Brad Gushue retained at least faint hope of making the playoffs with an 8-5 win over James Grattan of New Brunswick.
But after dropping a morning game 7-6 to Saskatchewan, the 2006 Olympic champion says there is no room left for more losses if they want to stay alive.