MacDougall wins first draw of Canadian Mixed Championship

The Canadian Press

11/17/2012 10:02:46 PM

MONTREAL -- Nova Scotia's Brent MacDougall got off to a good start after having to qualify for the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.

MacDougall cruised to a 9-3 victory over Robert Campbell of P.E.I. in the opening draw of the tournament Saturday.

Yukon skip Steve Fecteau also needed to qualify for the round robin, but he lost 9-5 to Quebec's Mike Fournier.

Meanwhile, B.C. skip Tom Buchy had no problem getting past Nick Saturnino of the Northwest Territories in a 10-3 win.

Saskatchewan's Jeff Hartung also got his first win after beating Manitoba's Terry McNamee 7-5.