Good Manners rewarded

Saskatchewan skip Scott Manners with third Tyler Lang in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan March 5, 2012....

Saskatchewan skip Scott Manners with third Tyler Lang in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Terry Jones, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:04 PM ET

SASKATOON – Lloydminster skip Scott Manners may only have won three games representing the host province at the Tim Hortons Brier.

But he won a treasured trophy.

Manners is a wheat farmer from the Saskatchewan side of the border, who most people in the province had never heard of before he qualified for the Brier. The 39-year-old was presented with the Ross Harstone Trophy.

Chosen by his peers, the award annually goes to the curler who best represents the ideals of good sportsmanship, observance of the rules and exemplary conduct and curling ability.

Glenn Howard and Wayne Middaugh headlined the All-Star selections for the 83rd Brier.

The Ontario skip and third were joined by Alberta second Carter Rycroft and Manitoba lead Derek Samagalski on the team selected by the Curling Reporters of Canada.

Alberta skip Kevin Koe and lead Nolan Thiessen were joined on the second team by Manitoba third Allan Lyburn and Ontario second Brent Laing.

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