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Balderston leads Men’s bracket at Alberta Senior Curling Provincials

Curlers in action Wednesday night at the 2017 Alberta Curling Provincial Senior Curling Championships at the Dawson Creek Curling Club. Photo by Chris Newton
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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Only three rinks are still sitting with perfect 4-0 records at the Alberta Curling Senior Provincial Championships, which is taking place at the Dawson Creek Curling Club.

After four complete draws on the Men’s side, 2 teams stand alone at 4-0. Both former champions and undefeated to date, Grande Prairie’s Kurt Balderston and Edmonton’s David Olsen battle in the event’s fifth draw at 1:00pm Thursday with first place, and the first playoff spot on the line. Log jammed in third place, with three other teams with 2-2 records is Dawson Creek’s Darrel Veiner.

After four of seven round-robin games, perennial favorite Cathy King and her Edmonton/Calgary team have separated from the pack and remain the only undefeated ladies rink. Sitting alone in 2nd place is Red Deer’s Heather Caseley at 3-1. Four teams are bunched together, at 2-2; hometown favorite Marlene Maxwell of Dawson Creek, and Janet Plante of Grande Prairie.

Draws continue Friday at 1:00 and 7:00 pm, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with playoffs to follow.

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