Quebec secures place in Brier final four

Team Quebec skip Jean-Michel Menard guides his rock in the 9th end against team Alberta during...

Team Quebec skip Jean-Michel Menard guides his rock in the 9th end against team Alberta during their draw at the Brier in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, March 7, 2014. (REUTERS)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:15 PM ET

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Jean-Michel Menard isn’t out there on the cash tour with Jeff Stoughton, Kevin Koe or John Morris.

He doesn’t collect CTRS points to qualify for the Roar of the Rings to give himself a chance to curl for Canada at the Olympics.

For Menard, who triumphed to become the first Francophone skip to win a Brier back in 2006, it’s all about competing against those guys at the Brier.

And viola!

Now he’s one of them in the final four on the final weekend at the Brier. And he’s the only skip on the property who can claim he beat everybody else who made it to the playoffs.

Menard lost four games here but beat all the big boys — B.C.’s Morris 7-4, Manitoba’s Stoughton 9-7 and, in the final draw of the round robin Friday morning, Alberta’s Koe 7-5.


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