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Corner Brook's Gary Oke rink wins provincial senior men’s curling championship

Lead Dennis Bruce, left, and third Mike Mullins, of the Gary Oke rink sweep with all they’ve got to bring along the shot from second Blair Fradsham, seen looking on here, in the Corner Brook foursome’s game against the Baxter House rink of Gander in sixth-end action from the provincial senior men’s curling championship at the Corner Brook Curling Club Saturday.
Lead Dennis Bruce, left, and third Mike Mullins, of the Gary Oke rink sweep with all they’ve got to bring along the shot from second Blair Fradsham, seen looking on here, in the Corner Brook foursome’s game against the Baxter House rink of Gander in sixth-end action from the provincial senior men’s curling championship at the Corner Brook Curling Club Saturday. - Gary Kean

A double takeout in the seventh end resulted in four points and a provincial senior men’s curling championship for the Gary Oke rink of Corner Brook.

Oke and his rink — consisting of Blair Fradsham, Mike Mullins and Dennis Bruce — downed the Mike Ryan rink of Labrador City’s Carol Curling Club 7-5 in the final on Sunday at the Corner Brook Curling Club.

Other scores from the weekend on the men’s side were: Henderson 6, Oke 2; Ryan 8, House 3; Henderson 8, House 6; Ryan 11, Harvey 5; Oke 7, House 4; and Harvey 6, Henderson 2.

In the women’s division, Diane Roberts, formerly of Corner Brook, skipped her rink to the win with a 6-3 triumph over Team Dawe.

Corner Brook’s Gallant rink — featuring Marcheta Gallant, Linda Glavine, Madonna Day, and Donna Shears — wound up with an 0-4 record.

Scores from the women’s division over the weekend were: Roberts 8, Gallant 7; Dawe 14, Gallant 4; Roberts 9, Dawe 1; and Roberts 9, Gallant 7.

The winning rinks have now advanced to the nationals in March in Chilliwack, B.C.


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