Kamloops resident Matt Dunstone fell one victory shy of advancing to the Tim Hortons Brier, which will run from March 2 to March 10 in Brandon.
Saskatoon-based Team Muyres, skipped by Kirk Muyres, edged Regina-based Team Dunstone 6-5 in the championship game at the Sasktel Tankard, which wrapped up in Whitewood, Sask, on Sunday.
“Kirk’s team didn’t budge all day and we just didn’t play well enough,” Dunstone told Murray McCormick of the Regina Leader-Post. “We’ve had a great year, but we were outplayed. Kirk’s team played the best we’ve seen them play and that happens and you just get beat.”
Muyres will represent Saskatchewan at the Brier, the Canadian men’s curling championship. Kamloops product Jim Cotter will skip B.C.’s rink at the Brier.
Skip Dunstone is from Manitoba, but moved to the River City in July to be with girlfriend Erin Pincott, who plays third for the Kamloops-based Corryn Brown rink.
Pincott and Team Brown were beaten in the B.C. women’s curling championship final earlier this month in Quesnel.