Local rinks competing in Geraldton

Two Fort Frances rinks are in Geraldton this weekend with hopes of advancing to the provincial men’s playdowns next month.
Lorne Jackson now sits at 1-2 after falling 8-7 to Nipigon this morning.
Jackson had opened with a 11-6 loss to a Port Arthur rink yesterday afternoon, but then rebounded with an 8-6 win over Red Rock last night.
Meanwhile, Anthony Smaha was 0-2 after losing 12-9 to Kenora and then 9-4 to Terrace Bay.
Smaha faced Red Rock in the noon draw today (the results weren’t known by press time).
The Northwestern playdowns continue until Sunday, with the top three rinks advancing to the provincials Feb. 6-12 in Nipigon, where a berth to the Tim Hortons Brier is at stake.