1968 Macdonald Brier

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1968 Macdonald Brier
Host city Kelowna, British Columbia [1]
Arena Kelowna Arena [2]
DatesMarch 4–8 [3]
Attendance25,813 [4]
Winner  Alberta
Curling club Calgary CC, Calgary
Skip Ron Northcott
Third Jim Shields
Second Bernie Sparkes
Lead Fred Storey
Finalist  Saskatchewan
Curling club Avonlea Curling Club (Avonlea, Saskatchewan)
Skip Bob Pickering
Third Jack Keys
Second Garnet Campbell
Lead Gary L. Ford
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The 1968 Macdonald Brier , Canada's national men's curling championship was held March 48 at the Kelowna Arena in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Contents

The Ron Northcott rink representing Alberta won their second title with an impressive 9–1 record. It was also the 10th title for Alberta.

Saskatchewan were runners-up, with an 8–2 record. Prince Edward Island finished in third place with a 7-3 record. [5]

Teams

AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitoba
Calgary CC, Calgary

Skip: Ron Northcott
Third: Jim Shields
Second: Bernie Sparkes
Lead Fred Storey

Richmond Winter Club, Richmond

Skip: Bob McCubbin
Third: Jack Tucker
Second: Ed Trimble
Lead: Keith Issac

Dauphin CC, Dauphin

Skip: Burke Parker
Third: Lloyd Yerama
Second: Roy Berry
Lead: Jack Yuill

New BrunswickNewfoundlandNorthern Ontario
Fredericton CC, Fredericton

Skip: Jim Ayer
Third: Ron Ketch
Second: Jim Anderson
Lead: Frank Ayer

St. John's CC, St. John's

Skip: Bill Piercey
Third: Frank M. Stent
Second: Thomas A. Warren
Lead: William C. Roy

Geraldton CC, Geraldton

Skip: Herbert Pile
Third: Len Tremblay
Second: Ross Davis
Lead: D. Wayne Downey

Nova ScotiaOntarioPrince Edward Island
Mayflower CC, Halifax

Skip: Don Flemming
Third: Chuck Piper Jr.
Second: Gregory Jeans
Lead: David Conrad

St. Thomas CC, St. Thomas

Skip: Don Gilbert
Third: Al Zikman
Second: Jimmy Waite
Lead: Dick Donald

Charlottetown CC, Charlottetown

Skip: Alan Smith
Third: Doug Bell
Second: Bob Dillon
Lead: Merrill Wiggington

QuebecSaskatchewan
CFB Bagotville CC, Chicoutimi

Skip: Bill Tracy
Third: Earl Carson
Second: Alan R. Sully
Lead: Ed Wood

Avonlea CC, Avonlea

Skip: Bob Pickering
Third: Jack Keys
Second: Garnet Campbell
Lead: Gary Ford

Round robin standings

The final standings were as follows: [5]

Key
Brier champion
RankProvinceSkipWL
Gold medal icon.svg  Alberta Ron Northcott 91
Silver medal icon.svg  Saskatchewan Bob Pickering 82
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island Alan Smith 73
4Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Jim Ayer 64
4Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Don Gilbert 64
6Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Bob McCubbin 55
7Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Burke Parker 46
7Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Don Flemming 46
9Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Bill Tracy 37
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland Bill Piercey 28
11Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Herbert Pile 19

Round robin results

Draw 1

Monday, March 4, 4:00pm [6]

Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)0020100110005
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)21020200011211
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)0001000201015
  Alberta (Northcott)00201220303013
Team123456789101112Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)04002020100110
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)20210104001011
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)1011100101017
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)0100011020005
Team12345678910111213Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)01002001000217
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)10200010011006

Draw 2

Monday, March 4, 11:00pm [6]

Team123456789101112Final
  Alberta (Northcott)30010312103014
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)0110100001015
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)0010100110026
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)13010350032018
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)0220010011108
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)20011031000210
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)00202010111210
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)1203010200009
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)0101100200128
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)1010013011009

Draw 3

Tuesday, March 5, 12:00pm [7]

Team123456789101112Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)2001010101017
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)0100102030108
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)2001101211009
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)0320010000208
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)0110050000108
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)10011023020111
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)14013020101114
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)0030010201007
Team123456789101112Final
  Alberta (Northcott)0020020103019
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)1001001020308

Draw 4

Tuesday, March 5, 5:30pm [7]

Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)20100430215422
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)0300100100005
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)20200020202010
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)0201110100006
Team123456789101112Final
  Alberta (Northcott)0010102011107
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)1101020100006
Team123456789101112Final
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)00211103003011
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)2000000013028
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)0100100010104
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)1020002001017

Draw 5

Wednesday, March 6, 5:30pm [8] [9]

Team123456789101112Final
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)1004000100006
  Alberta (Northcott)02204120410117
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)2201010200109
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)00203020110211
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)11020501310014
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)0010002000115
Team123456789101112Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)0000022101006
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)2011000010319
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)0200101001016
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)2000020010308

Draw 6

Wednesday, March 6, 11:00pm [8]

Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)1010000201128
  Alberta (Northcott)03011230400014
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)1050010100019
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)01020010321010
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)10212111000110
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)0200000011105
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)0001211010118
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)12200001060012
Team12345678910111213Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)20010302010009
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)011010102030110

Draw 7

Thursday, March 7, 12:00pm [10]

Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)1000001030106
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)0100110101027
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)0130010200018
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)1001001020106
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)0030120011008
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)2101000100027
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)0101131001019
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)1010000110105
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)0000100101003
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)11000100201410

Draw 8

Thursday, March 7, 5:30pm [10]

Team123456789101112Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)0100100102038
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)10210230101011
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)2010100010016
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)02020421010012
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)0000002001014
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)0001010010407
Team123456789101112Final
  Alberta (Northcott)12210140010214
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)0000100110205
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)00003020122111
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)1012010100006

Draw 9

Thursday, March 7, 11:00pm [10]

Team123456789101112Final
  Alberta (Northcott)0011012020108
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)0200200103019
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)0000210011027
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)22110020002010
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)10301102201011
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)0101001001015
Team123456789101112Final
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)0023000000117
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)1000101000003
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)02004101042014
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)0010001010014

Draw 10

Friday, March 8, 12:00pm [5] [11]

Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)0000200122108
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)0111001000037
Team123456789101112Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)0010011002005
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)21040000402114
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)1002001103109
  Alberta (Northcott)01202000300210
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)1110010010308
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Gilbert)00012011030311
Team123456789101112Final
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)2000100110319
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)0100001001003

Draw 11

Friday, March 8, 5:30pm [5]

Team123456789101112Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (McCubbin)20010110302010
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Parker)02101002040111
Team12345678910111213Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Smith)042050201020117
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Piercey)200302030303016
Team123456789101112Final
  Saskatchewan (Pickering)1010100300219
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Flemming)0101011011006
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Tracy)2010100001005
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Ayer)01010131203012
Team123456789101112Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Pile)1020021020019
  Alberta (Northcott)02031002032013

Awards

All-Star Team [12]
ROSS G.L. HARSTONE AWARD

Records

The record for the highest combined score in a single match was repeated. [13] It was scored 33 points in the session 11 match between Prince Edward Island (Smith) and Newfoundland (Piercey). The score is 17–16 in the extra end. Previously, this result was in 1932 (session 6, Ontario (Bulley) - new Brunswick (Thibodeau), 17-16) and in 1957 (session 2, Saskatchewan (Campbell) - new Brunswick (Everett), 30 - 3).

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