1977 Macdonald Brier

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1977 Macdonald Brier
Host city Montreal, Quebec
Arena Velodrome
DatesMarch 6-12
Attendance50,001
Winner Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec
Curling club St. Laurent CC, Mount Royal
Skip Jim Ursel
Third Art Lobel
Second Don Aitken
Lead Brian Ross
FinalistFlag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
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The 1977 Macdonald Brier was held March 6-12 [1] in Montreal, Quebec at the Velodrome. The total attendance for the week was 50,001. This Brier would see the first victory for Quebec in the Brier's history. At this time, there was no playoffs in the Brier.

Contents

Background

This would be the first time that games were shortened to 10 ends. In 1927, teams played 14 ends, and from 1928–76, teams played 12. [2]

Teams

The teams were as follows: [3]

AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitoba
Crestwood CC, Edmonton

Skip: Tom Reed
Third: Kevin Byrne
Second: Tony Rankel
Lead: Lorne Reed

Vancouver CC, Vancouver

Skip: Roy Vinthers
Third: Leo Hebert
Second: Greg Pruden
Lead: Barry Naimark

Lac du Bonnet CC, Lac du Bonnet

Skip: John Usackis
Third: Dave Romano
Second: Ed Thomson
Lead: Bob Collez

New BrunswickNewfoundlandNorthern Ontario
Fredericton CC, Fredericton

Skip: Roly Mockler
Third: Phil LePage
Second: Jeff Mockler
Lead: Marty Mockler

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

Skip: L. Wayne Hamilton
Third: Joe Power Jr.
Second: Ken Thomas
Lead: Paul Hamilton

Idylwylde G&CC, Sudbury

Skip: John Tate
Third: Bob Miller
Second: Wayne Leavoy
Lead: George Medakovic

Nova ScotiaOntarioPrince Edward Island
CFB Halifax CC, Halifax

Skip: Bob Fitzner
Third: Bruce MacArthur
Second: John MacBain
Lead: Terry Aho

Avonlea CC, Don Mills

Skip: Paul Savage
Third: Ed Werenich
Second: Ron Green
Lead: Reid Ferguson

Belvedere G&WC, Charlottetown

Skip: Ken McDonald
Third: George Dillon
Second: Al Ledgerwood
Lead: Keith MacEachern

QuebecSaskatchewanYukon/Northwest Territories
St. Laurent CC, Mount Royal

Skip: Jim Ursel
Third: Art Lobel
Second: Don Aitken
Lead: Brian Ross

Caledonia CC, Regina

Skip: Les Rogers
Third: Greg Manwaring
Second: Moe Tait
Lead: Vic Rogers

Whitehorse CC, Whitehorse

Skip: Don Twa
Third: Johnny Trout
Second: Lionel Stokes
Lead: Kip Boyd

Standings

ProvinceSkipWL
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec Jim Ursel 92
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Roy Vinthers 83
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Paul Savage 83
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland L. Wayne Hamilton 74
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba John Usackis 65
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Tom Reed 65
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories Don Twa 56
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Les Rogers 56
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario John Tate 47
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Bob Fitzner 38
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Roly Mockler 38
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island Ken McDonald 29

Scores

Draw 1

March 6 [4]

Team12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)020010100X4
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)303001011X9
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)101101020X6
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)010000101X5
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)102001010X5
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)020210301X9
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)01000002014
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)10010000103
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)01001000305
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)10010201016

Draw 2

March 6

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)00010010XX2
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)01103102XX8
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)20010011005
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)01100100418
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)00010101003
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)20102000117
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)101101201X7
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)010010020X4
Team1234567891011Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)100100001015
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)001000100104

Draw 3

March 7 [5]

Team12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)01010210218
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)10301002007
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)10020104XX8
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)00001010XX2
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)020100212X8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)100010000X2

Draw 4

March 7

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)10110201017
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)01001010104
Team1234567891011Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)002010200207
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)110202001018
Team12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)030010002X6
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)102000250X10

Draw 5

March 7

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)003022110X9
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)110100001X4
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)10100010104
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)01011001015
Team12345678910Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)002010101X5
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)110102020X7
Team12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)112010210X8
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)000103001X5
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)001000100X2
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)110010041X8

Draw 6

March 8 [6]

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)10100030XX5
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)02033004XX12
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)00001010103
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)10120201018
Team12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)003002120X8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)010100002X4
Team123456789101112Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)02004121000010
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)20220000310111
Team1234567891011Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)100300200107
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)021002011018

Draw 7

March 8

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)00000000XX0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)01201412XX11
Team12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)03123010XX10
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)10000002XX3
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)005011002X9
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)100100100X3
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)10213102XX10
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)01000010XX2
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)010001211X6
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)004310000X8

Draw 8

March 9 [7]

Team12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)300400201X10
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)002011010X5
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)000000020X2
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)113102002X10
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)10210002028
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)01001200206
Team12345678910Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)20300010017
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Rusel)01002102006
Team1234567891011Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)020101201018
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)102010020107

Draw 9

March 9

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)10000010103
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)01001001014
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)000000200X2
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)000033011X8
Team12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)101000010X3
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)020011101X6
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)10000102XX4
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)02111050XX10
Team12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)00100303018
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)01012010106

Draw 10

March 10 [8]

Team12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)11022122XX11
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)00100000XX1
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)00100001XX2
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)12013020XX9
Team12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)202000100X5
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)020113003X10
Team12345678910Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)01010201005
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)10002020016
Team1234567891011Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)200110100128
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)011002002006

Draw 11

March 10

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)101100002X5
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)100010100X2
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)02110200118
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)20001022007
Team1234567891011Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)040010111008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)003202000119
Team1234567891011Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)021010002017
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)000101120106
Team12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)002100000X3
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)110002021X7

Draw 12

March 11 [9]

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)02041210XX10
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)00000001XX1
Team12345678910Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)00020101318
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)11101030007
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)201030201X9
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)020102010X6
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)100002000X3
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)011120212X10
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)102110201X8
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)020001010X4

Draw 13

March 11

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)10110220XX7
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)01000001XX2
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)000050004X9
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)010010000X3
Team12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)100002000X3
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)010220002X7
Team12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Tate)010000100X2
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)000101011X4
Team12345678910Final
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)100102001X5
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Vinthers)001010100X3

Draw 14

March 12, [10] 1:30

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Savage)02103101XX8
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Reed)00010010XX2
Team12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Mockler)302102002010
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Usackis)03002012019
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Rogers)20101002006
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (McDonald)02020010117
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon/Northwest Territories (Twa)103000101X6
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland (Hamilton)010311020X8
Team12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Ursel)103010110X7
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Fitzner)010101001X4

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