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St. John’s rink wins bronze at national mixed championship

Curling Canada/J. Bergen — The St. John’s rink of (from left) Chris Ford, Brooke Godsland, Zach Young and Kate Murphy had an overall 7-5 record in Swan River, Man., finishing off with a victory in the bronze medal game.
Curling Canada/J. Bergen — The St. John’s rink of (from left) Chris Ford, Brooke Godsland, Zach Young and Kate Murphy had an overall 7-5 record in Swan River, Man., finishing off with a victory in the bronze medal game. -

Chris Ford skips Newfoundland and Labrador entry to strong finish in Manitoba

Newfoundland and Labrador, represented by the Chris Ford rink from St. John’s, finished third at the Canadian mixed curling championship, which concluded over the weekend in Swan River, Man.

The Re/Max Centre team, which includes Ford at skip, third Brooke Godsland, second Zach Young and lead Kate Murphy, downed New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan 6-3 in the bronze-medal final.

Newfoundland went 4-2 in preliminary-round play to earn a berth in the championship pool, where it went 2-2. That meant an overall record of 6-4, good for a fourth-place tie with Nova Scotia in the championship pool. However, the Ford rink earned its place in the medal-round crossover because it had defeated Nova Scotia in their meeting.

Newfoundland lost 9-2 to Quebec in the crossover, setting up the match-up with New Brunswick. Ontario downed Quebec in the gold-medal game.

Newfoundland has won the national mixed championship once, with Mark Nichols skipping the province’s 2006 entry to the title.

 

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