Burtnyk loses in quarterfinals

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Manitoba's Kerry Burtnyk dropped a 9-5 decision to Alberta's Kevin Koe in a quarter-final of a World Curling Tour event in Kamloops, B.C., sending the Manitoba champ home with $4,000.

Meanwhile, Hamiota's Kelly Skinner edged Morden's Ian Beavis 5-3 in the men's final of the Manitoba Curling Tour's inaugural King Spud Classic in Carberry late Sunday to earn $3,100. Beavis settled for $2,000.

On the women's side, Lisa Blixhaven (nee Roy) beat fellow Brandonite Maureen Bonar 7-6 in the final to win $1,550. Blixhaven, who played third for Kristy Jenion the past few years, is skipping Jamie Campbell, Lana Hunter and Tanya Enns.

Alex Forrest of Deer Lodge defeated Pembina's Daniel Birchard 5-2 in the final of the Manitoba Junior Curling Tour's stop in Dauphin on Sunday to earn $850. Birchard got $650.

AROUND THE HOUSE

Manitoba's reigning women's world champion Jennifer Jones will highlight one of the best women's fields ever assembled when the MCT's Casinos of Winnipeg's Women's Classic hits the ice at the Fort Rouge Curling Club this Thursday through Monday.

OFF TO FLYING START

Winnipeg's Alix Younger cruised past Ana Cristina Davila of Ecuador 9-1, 9-1, 9-6 to advance in women's play at the junior Pan American squash championships, yesterday in Lima, Peru.

Younger will play Guyana's Kayla Jeffrey today. The individual competition runs until Thursday with a team event on Friday and Saturday.

BITS AND PIECES ...

Setter Sam Loewen of the Manitoba Bisons women's volleyball team is the Canada West female athlete of the week after recording 74 assists, 20 digs and 14 kills in a weekend road sweep of the Regina Cougars ... Niverville driver David Richert is off to Europe today to represent North America in the Volkswagen Polo Cup race. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Hockenheimring near Frankfurt, Germany ... After posting five goals and nine points in three games, Brandon Wheat Kings forward Jay Fehr of Morden was named the WHL player of the week yesterday.


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