Friday, October 31st8.7°C
23696

BC, Morris finish atop Brier standings

BC champion John Morris has come out of the pack to finish atop the standings at the conclusion of round robin play at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kamloops.

Morris and his rink from Kelowna/Vernon finished round robin play Thursday night in a tie with Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton, both with identical 9-2 records.

Kevin Koe of Alberta led the way at 9-1 but lost his final round robin game Friday morning. Quebec's Jean-Michel Menard beat Koe 7-5 to secure his spot in the Page Playoff round and knock Koe into a first place tie with Morris and Stoughton.

The three teams at the top all beat each other meaning a pregame draw to the button was used to determine the final order of finish.

Morris won the tie-breaker meaning he finishes first, Koe second and Stoughton third.

Menard, who ironically beat all three front runners, finished fourth at 7-4.

Saskatchewan had a chance to force a tie-breaker with Menard, however, Steve Laycock fell 9-7 to New Brunswick in the final draw Friday morning.

Morris and Koe will meet in Friday's 1-2 playoff with the winner advancing straight to Sunday's final.

The loser will meet the winner of the 3-4 playoff game between Stoughton and Menard in the semi-final.

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.



Read more Kamloops articles




Recent Trending



20008




23854



23055


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


Kamloops SPCA Featured Pet

Archie - In Foster
Archie - In Foster Kamloops SPCA >



23604



Kamloops Quick Links City of Kamloops
Kamloops Weather
Tourism Kamloops
Kamloops Transit
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
School District 73
Kamloops Classifieds
Kamloops Discussion Forum
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Interior Health
Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Career College
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Kamloops Real Estate



Member of BC Press Council


23477