Kamloops resident Matt Dunstone was poised for a last-rock victory on Wednesday at the Princess Auto Players’ Championship in Calgary, but couldn’t quite pull it off.
Instead, Team McEwen bested Dunstone 5-3 to leave the teams with matching 1-1 records in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event standings.
Pool B standings: Schwaller (2-0), Gushue (2-0), McEwen (1-1), Dunstone (1-1), Epping (0-2) and Koe (0-2).
Pool A standings: Mouat (2-0), Edin (1-1), De Cruz (1-1), Jacobs (1-1), Gunnlaugson (1-1) and Bottcher (0-2).
The top six teams overall will qualify for the playoffs.
Skip Dunstone and his Regina-based rink, which includes third Braeden Moskowy, second Kirk Muyres and lead Dustin Kidby, will be back in action on Thursday, a 3 p.m.start against Gushue.
The winner of the Players’ Championship will earn $40,000.