Stoughton keeps Cup hopes alive

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Winnipeg's Jeff Stoughton beat Toronto's Wayne Middaugh 5-3 yesterday morning in the 2-2 Page playoff game to keep his Canada Cup of Curling hopes alive in Yorkton, Sask.

Stoughton was playing Edmonton's Kevin Martin late last night in the semifinal, which was a rematch of last Sunday's Brier final, won 10-4 by Martin.

The winner of last night's contest will take on Edmonton's Randy Ferbey in tonight's final, which will be shown live on TSN at 8:30.

Ferbey dumped Martin in yesterday's 1-1 playoff game, scoring three in the seventh en route to a 6-2 triumph.

Calgary's Shannon Kleibrink beat Quebec's Marie-France Larouche 6-4 in the women's 1-1 game, advancing to today's final. She will once again meet Larouche, who edged Calgary's Cheryl Bernard 7-6 in yesterday's semifinal.

Quick start for Manitoba

Manitoba's teams opened the Canadian senior curling championships with victories yesterday.

Hamiota's Brent Strachan downed Brad Whitehead of Yukon/N.W.T. 9-6 in his opener yesterday morning. After Whitehead tied it up with three in the sixth, Strachan responded with three of his own in the seventh to put the game away.

Strachan was taking on New Brunswick's Russ Howard last night.

Brandon's Lois Fowler needed only nine ends to waltz all over Wendy Ondrack of Yukon/N.W.T. 9-3. Fowler stole one in the second and third ends, and two in the fourth and fifth to take a commanding 7-0 lead.

Fowler was battling New Brunswick's Sharon Levesque in late action last night.

Spiel qualifiers set

Winnipeg's Randy Dutiaume, Jason Gunnlaugson and Vic Peters, along with Alberta's Chris Schille, were the A-side qualifiers yesterday at the Manitoba Curling Tour's DeKalb Super Spiel in Morris.

The women's A-side qualifiers were Montreal's Eve Belisle, who thumped Calgary's Heather Rankin 9-3, and Crystal Webster of grande Prairie, Alta., who hammered Winnipeg's Barb Spencer 8-2.


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