It was a tough Friday for Ryan Thomson, Kyle Peters, Mark Georges and Evan Gillis at the 2019 Viterra Manitoba Men’s Curling Championship in Virden.

The Morden Curling Club foursome had two chances to advance to the Playoff Round but fell short in both.

Thomson dropped a 6-3 decision to Jason Gunnlaugson of the Morris Curling Club in an “A” side qualifier Friday morning and then lost 7-3 in an extra end to David Bohn of Assiniboine Memorial in their “B” side qualifier on the 4 p.m. draw.

The Morden skip, who already had shot rock in the four-foot, needed a hit and stick on Bohn’s wide open second shot rock which was on the teeline biting the four-foot for the winning deuce in the 10th end of that “B” qualifier.

Thomson’s last throw only made contact with a small piece of the stone.

Bohn took advantage of that miss and hit and stuck for four with his final rock in the extra end.

Thomson, Peters, Georges and Gillis, who lost two straight at the 2018 Provincial Men’s Curling Championship in Winkler which was the team’s Viterra debut, won their first two games at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

They defeated Steve Irwin of Brandon 9-3 on day one and beat David Bohn 8-5 on day two.

Day three proved to be a pretty big test which Thomson, Peters, Georges and Gillis almost passed.

Clayton Dreger asked Ryan Thomson to reflect on their loss to David Bohn which eliminated the Morden foursome from the 2019 Viterra Championship


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Thursday, April 18th

Western Conference
St. Louis at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.
(best of 7 quarterfinal tied 2-2)
Vegas at San Jose, 9 p.m.
(Golden Knights lead series 3-1)
Eastern Conference
Washington at Carolina, 6 p.m.
(Capitals lead series 2-1)

Portage at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
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Major League Baseball
American League
Chicago at Detroit, 12:10 p.m.
Toronto at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m.
Kansas City at New York, 5:35 p.m.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
Seattle at Los Angeles, 9:07 p.m.
National League
Arizona at Atlanta, 11:10 a.m.
San Francisco at Washington, 12:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
Cincinnati at San Diego, 9:10 p.m.

Eastern Conference
Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
(best of 7 quarterfinal tied 1-1)
Western Conference
Denver at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
(series tied 1-1)
Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
(series tied 1-1)

Wednesday, April 17th

Eastern Conference
Boston 6 Toronto 4
(best of 7 quarterfinal tied 2-2)
Western Conference
Dallas 5 Nashville 1
(series tied 2-2)
Colorado 3 Calgary 2 (OT)
(Avalanche lead series 3-1)

St. James 4 Pembina Valley 3 (2OT)
(1st game in best of 7 final)

Major League Baseball
American League
Minnesota 4 Toronto 1 
Kansas City 4 Chicago 3
New York 5 Boston 3 
Cleveland 1 Seattle 0
Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 1 
Texas 5 Los Angeles 4 
Oakland 2 Houston 1
National League
Philadelphia 3 New York 2
St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 3
Los Angeles 3 Cincinnati 2 
Washington 9 San Francisco 6 
Chicago 6 Miami 0
Arizona 3 Atlanta 2 (10 innings)
Pittsburgh 3 Detroit 2 (10 innings)

Eastern Conference
Boston 99 Indiana 91 
(Celtics lead best of 7 quarterfinal 2-0)
Milwaukee 120 Detroit 99 
(Bucks lead series 2-0)
Western Conference
Houston 118 Utah 98 
(Rockets lead series 2-0)

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