WINNIPEG — Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey defeated Cathy Overton-Clapham 7-3 at Fort Rouge Curling Club Monday night to capture the $15,000 first prize at the Manitoba Lotteries Womens Curling Classic.

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WINNIPEG — Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey defeated Cathy Overton-Clapham 7-3 at Fort Rouge Curling Club Monday night to capture the $15,000 first prize at the Manitoba Lotteries Womens Curling Classic.

Carey broke open a 4-3 game with a three-ender in the seventh end and then ran Overton-Clapham out of rocks in the eighth. Overton-Clapham settles for a second place prize of $10,000.

With the victory, Carey also earns a berth into the Canada Cup bonspiel in Medicine Hat, Alta., Nov. 30-Dec. 5.

Meanwhile, Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen beat defending Manitoba men’s champion Jeff Stoughton 6-3 Monday night in Portage La Prairie to earn his team the $18,000 first prize at the Canad Inns Prairie Classic. Stoughton settled for $10,000 in what was a rematch of the 2010 Manitoba men’s final, won by Stoughton.

Both Carey and McEwen went undefeated to win their respective events.

Paul Wiecek

Paul Wiecek
Reporter (retired)

Paul Wiecek was born and raised in Winnipeg’s North End and delivered the Free Press -- 53 papers, Machray Avenue, between Main and Salter Streets -- long before he was first hired as a Free Press reporter in 1989.

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