Reigning champion Mike McEwen (Fort Rouge) will play the top seed, 2015 Manitoba Champion Reid Carruthers (West St. Paul). in the first round of the Championship Page Playoff at the 2017 Viterra Championship in Portage. The game is scheduled for 6PM Saturday.
The Saturday morning wins ran the unbeaten strings to five games for McEwen and Carruthers.
McEwen became the first team to qualify for the Page Playoff round with a 7-2 victory over #3 seed Matt Dunstone (Deer Lodge) Saturday morning.
Carruthers won the first extra end game of the championship, defeating 4th seed William Lyburn (Granite). Carruthers needed his last shot on the extra end, a tap-back on a Lyburn stone in the four foot circle behind a guard, to win the game 8-5.
On the elimination side of the Playoff Round, Trevor Loreth (Granite) stayed alive with a 6-4 victory over Dennis Bohn (Assiniboine Memorial) while Jason Gunnlaugson (Granite) was beating David Bohn (Assiniboine Memorial) 7-5.
The final two Page Playoff qualifiers will be determined on the 2PM draw when Gunnlaugson plays Dunstone and Loreth plays Lyburn.