Bonot still in the mix
Despite a loss this morning, Stratton native Trevor Bonot still finds himself right where we wants to be at the Northern Ontario men’s curling playdowns in Nipigon.
Bonot, who curls out of the Port Arthur Curling Club in Thunder Bay with Al Macsemchuk at third, Chris Briand at second, and Devlin native Mike Badiuk at lead, remained in the mix for a playoff berth with a 3-2 record following a 5-1 setback in eight ends to Mike Jakubo of Copper Cliff.
Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie), who has won the last three provincial titles, was alone in first at 5-0 mark.
After opening round-robin play with a pair of wins, Bonot suffered his first setback yesterday afternoon with a 7-3 loss to Hackner.
But the rink bounced back last night with a 8-6 triumph over Robbie Gordon (Sudbury).
Bonot was back in action this afternoon against Jacobs, then will go up against Jordan Chandler (North Bay) tonight.
Their round-robin slate wraps up tomorrow morning when they will take on Burgess.
The semi-final game is set for tomorrow night between the second- and third-place teams in the round-robin, although that match may be pushed back to Sunday morning if more than one tie-breaker is required.
The winner of that game then will face the top team from the round-robin in the final at either 9:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, depending on the number of tie-breakers needed.
Up for grabs is the chance to represent Northern Ontario at the Tim Horton Brier, which takes place March 2-10 in Edmonton.