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Alberta, BC skips lead Canadian senior curling championships

The Canadian Press

3/21/2012 4:08:59 PM

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Alberta and British Columbia won their late draws Wednesday and were tied for first atop the men's standings at the Canadian senior curling championship.

B.C.'s Dennis Graber scored one in an extra end in a 7-6 win over Ontario's Brian Lewis.

Alberta's Rob Armitage scored two in the eighth end and one in the 10th in a 7-5 win over Manitoba's Kelly Robertson.

Alberta and B.C. lead with 7-1 records.

Newfoundland and Labrador's Glenn Goss failed to keep pace with the leaders, falling 8-4 to Northern Ontario's Robbie Gordon.

Goss was in third at 6-2, while Gordon and Lewis were tied for fourth at 5-3.

Saskatchewan and Quebec were next at 4-4. Saskatchewan edged Nova Scotia in Wednesday's late draw, while Quebec fell 9-4 to New Brunswick.

Also in the late draw, Prince Edward Island beat Yukon 7-6.

On the women's side, Alberta's Cathy King took sole possession of first place with a 9-5 win over Manitoba's Laurie Deprez in the afternoon draw. King improved her record to 7-1 with the win.

Nova Scotia and Newfoundland moved into a tie for second with wins in the afternoon. Nova Scotia's Nancy Delahunt beat Saskatchewan's Darlene Gillies 9-5, while Newfoundland's Cathy Cunningham downed Northern Ontario's Darla Esch 7-4.

Saskatchewan was fourth at 5-3, followed by a three-way tie for fifth between Manitoba, New Brunswick an B.C., all at 4-4.

In other afternoon draw scores, it was: B.C. 9 Ontario 7; Quebec 9 Northwest Territories 6; and New Brunswick 12 P.E.I. 3.