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JIM BENDER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 12:33 PM ET

Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton, Kerry Burtnyk and Reid Carruthers will be competing at the Grand Slam's $100,000 The National in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., this weekend. CBC will televise Sunday's final as well as a semifinal on Saturday ... The last Manitoba Curling Tour stop of the season will be next week's Labatt Fort Rouge Christmas Spiel at the Fort Rouge Curling Club. This the last chance to qualify for the men's side of next month's MCT Championships ... The MCT Championships will be held in Portage la Prairie, Jan. 4-6.

HOUSECLEANING REMINDERS

Neepawa's Kelly Robertson was among the rural teams to earn berths into the 2008 Strathcona Senior Men's Provincial Playdowns, to be played in Beausejour, Feb. 21-25. Other squads to earn spots through zone play were: Steinbach's Garry Barkman, Selkirk's Gary Dola, Carman's Bob Bartley, Brandon's Jim Renwick, Minnedosa's Ray Orr, Dauphin's Jim Todoruk, Flin Flon's Grant McLuckie and Manitou's Eric Atkins. Brandon's four-time women's champion Lois Fowler was among the rural squads to clinch trips to the Mondetta Senior Women's Provincial Playdowns, to be played in Swan River, Feb. 21-25. She will be joined there by Snow Lake's Isla Doak, Dauphin's Karen Toderian, Hamiota's Sandra Cowling, Portage la Prairie's Noreen Munro, Baldur's Darlene Windsor, Carman's Carole Withers, Stonewall's Arlene Duprez and Springfield's Thelma Lopushniuk.

The deadline to enter the Safeway Championship city zone playdowns is tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:30 p.m. The deadline to enter the MCA's annual bonspiel is Jan. 3 at 4:30 p.m. Contact the MCA office.


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