The annual Burnside Bonspiel finished today at the Portage Curling Club with skip Stu Boyd and his team - made up of Ray George, Dan Nichol and Robin Carter - downing George Otsuji's rink in extra ends to capture the A Event.
A couple of near-misses is all it takes.
The rink of Dale Brown, Stuart Lambert, Kyle Duchak and Cody Brown were the big winners over the weekend.
After a competitive weekend a champion has emerged.
John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes will represent Canada in mixed doubles curling at the 2018 winter Olympics after knocking off Brad Gushue and Val Sweeting in the championship final at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie Sunday.
A month ago, Kaitlyn Lawes was giving no thought whatsoever to mixed doubles curling.
If Brad Gushue and Val Sweeting can win one more game and punch a ticket to the Olympics to represent Canada in mixed doubles curling, they’ll have to give a shout out to 10-year-old Hayley Gushue.
The elite eight are ready to battle it out for a spot at the winter Olympics.
“You don’t want to let down at any time,” Walker said. “We had the playoff spot locked up before today but we still wanted to come in and win today. You want to keep the momentum going.”