1984 Labatt Brier

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1984 Labatt Brier
Host city Victoria, British Columbia
Arena Victoria Memorial Arena
DatesMarch 4–11
Attendance86,811
WinnerFlag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Curling club Pembina CC, Winnipeg
Skip Michael Riley
Third Brian Toews
Second John Helston
Lead Russ Wookey
Alternate Clare DeBlonde
FinalistFlag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Ed Werenich)
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The 1984 Labatt Brier was held from March 4 to 11 [1] at the Victoria Memorial Arena [2] in Victoria, British Columbia.

Contents

Michael Riley of Manitoba defeated Ed Werenich of Ontario to win his first and only Brier title. [3]

Teams

AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitoba
Calgary CC, Calgary

Skip: Ed Lukowich
Third: John Ferguson
Second: Neil Houston
Lead: Brent Syme

Vancouver CC, Vancouver

Skip: Bernie Sparkes
Third: Jim Armstrong
Second: Ron Thompson
Lead: Jim Heintz
Alternate: Brent Giles

Pembina CC, Winnipeg

Skip: Michael Riley
Third: Brian Toews
Second: John Helston
Lead: Russ Wookey
Alternate: Clare DeBlonde

New BrunswickNewfoundlandNorthern Ontario
Thistle St. Andrews CC, Saint John

Skip: Arnie Dobson
Third: Richard Belyea
Second: Michael Dobson
Lead: Claude Moore
Alternate: Brian Dobson

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

Skip: Jeff Thomas
Third: Geoff Cunningham
Second: John Allan
Lead: Neil Young

Horne Granite CC, New Liskeard

Skip: Gord McKnight
Third: Bill Johnston
Second: Brian Carr
Lead: Reg Gardner

Nova ScotiaOntarioPrince Edward Island
Bluenose CC, New Glasgow

Skip: Ragnar Kamp
Third: Vic Langille
Second: Rod McCarron
Lead: Haylett Clarke

Avonlea CC, Don Mills

Skip: Ed Werenich
Third: Paul Savage
Second: John Kawaja
Lead: Neil Harrison

Charlottetown CC, Charlottetown

Skip: Wayne Matheson
Third: Ken MacDonald
Second: Allan Ledgerwood
Lead: Mark Victor
Alternate: Keith MacEachern

QuebecSaskatchewanNorthwest Territories/Yukon
Lachine CC, Montreal

Skip: Rolland Pacquin
Third: Geoffrey Hinks
Second: Ronald MacDonald
Lead: Neil Millard

Caledonian CC, Regina

Skip: Gary Bryden
Third: Dale Graham
Second: Wilf Foss
Lead: Jerry Zimmer

Yellowknife CC, Yellowknife

Skip: Al Delmage
Third: Roy Giles
Second: Bill Strain
Lead: Ron Kapicki

Round robin standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreakers
ProvinceSkipWL
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Michael Riley 83
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Ed Lukowich 83
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Gary Bryden 74
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Ed Werenich 74
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Arnie Dobson 74
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Gord McKnight 65
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Bernie Sparkes 65
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Ragnar Kamp 47
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island Wayne Matheson 47
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Rolland Pacquin 38
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories / Yukon Al Delmage 38
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland Jeff Thomas 38

Round robin results

Draw 1

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley) Hammer tapissier.jpg001210010X5
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage)010001001X3
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson) Hammer tapissier.jpg00010202106
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp)20102010017
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin) Hammer tapissier.jpg10010111016
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas)00201000104
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson) Hammer tapissier.jpg003101022X9
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes)010010100X3
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich) Hammer tapissier.jpg02040200019
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich)10201021007

Draw 2

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich) Hammer tapissier.jpg01001010104
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes)10200200016
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas) Hammer tapissier.jpg00200000XX2
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson)02021111XX8
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage) Hammer tapissier.jpg01101001XX4
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich)10020330XX9
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley) Hammer tapissier.jpg040001102X8
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin)001110020X5
Sheet E1234567891011Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight) Hammer tapissier.jpg101011200017
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden)010200011106

Draw 3

Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas) Hammer tapissier.jpg201201010X7
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley)000020101X4
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin) Hammer tapissier.jpg33102201XX12
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage)00010010XX2

Draw 4

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin) Hammer tapissier.jpg00001010XX2
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson)10310102XX8
Sheet B1234567891011Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich) Hammer tapissier.jpg010301000218
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight)102020101007
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes) Hammer tapissier.jpg00200101015
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp)01001010104
Sheet D1234567891011Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich) Hammer tapissier.jpg011100100105
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden)100011020027
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas) Hammer tapissier.jpg10020010015
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson)01300100106

Draw 5

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp) Hammer tapissier.jpg00100001XX2
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich)02011110XX6
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden) Hammer tapissier.jpg10020002128
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes)00101010003
Sheet C12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight) Hammer tapissier.jpg11002310XX8
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich)00110001XX3
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage) Hammer tapissier.jpg01010000XX2
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson)10200141XX9
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson) Hammer tapissier.jpg10100101127
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley)01011030006

Draw 6

Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson) Hammer tapissier.jpg000200020X4
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich)111001103X8
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich) Hammer tapissier.jpg00100001XX2
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes)31003120XX10

Draw 7

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas) Hammer tapissier.jpg00000010XX1
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden)20123101XX10
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin) Hammer tapissier.jpg00010010XX2
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich)23000303XX11
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson) Hammer tapissier.jpg01030100005
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson)00201021118
Sheet D1234567891011Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight) Hammer tapissier.jpg001010100104
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley)010101010015
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp) Hammer tapissier.jpg20100102006
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage)02010030017

Draw 8

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson) Hammer tapissier.jpg01103020018
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight)10010202006
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage) Hammer tapissier.jpg00010001XX2
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden)21202130XX11
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp) Hammer tapissier.jpg01000001XX2
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley)10210120XX7
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich) Hammer tapissier.jpg000230030X8
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas)001001102X5
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin) Hammer tapissier.jpg000020010X3
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes)000301002X6

Draw 9

Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson) Hammer tapissier.jpg101010020X5
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden)010201003X7
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp) Hammer tapissier.jpg112000010X5
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight)000311202X9

Draw 10

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage) Hammer tapissier.jpg010010200X4
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich)202101001X7
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes) Hammer tapissier.jpg20003002007
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley)02100100116
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson) Hammer tapissier.jpg201021030X9
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight)010200201X6
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin) Hammer tapissier.jpg220201022X11
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden)001010200X4
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich) Hammer tapissier.jpg20106103XX13
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas)01010020XX4

Draw 11

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes) Hammer tapissier.jpg00210100206
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas)11002021029
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp) Hammer tapissier.jpg10101011027
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin)01010100205
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley) Hammer tapissier.jpg031004010X9
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich)000110101X4
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson) Hammer tapissier.jpg000101000X2
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich)111000031X7
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage) Hammer tapissier.jpg01020100105
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson)00203001017

Draw 12

Sheet A1234567891011Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson) Hammer tapissier.jpg101012000207
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp)010200310029
Sheet B12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight) Hammer tapissier.jpg300201010X7
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage)030010100X5
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes) Hammer tapissier.jpg100301022X9
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson)010010100X3
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden) Hammer tapissier.jpg00102020005
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich)30010200129
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley) Hammer tapissier.jpg011012020X7
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich)100100101X4

Draw 13

Sheet A1234567891011Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich) Hammer tapissier.jpg001011101016
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson)000300010105
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich) Hammer tapissier.jpg010210103X8
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin)202001010X6
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden) Hammer tapissier.jpg00200020015
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson)01010002004
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas) Hammer tapissier.jpg20201010208
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp)02010201039
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes) Hammer tapissier.jpg001001010X3
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich)000020301X6

Draw 14

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden) Hammer tapissier.jpg100100102X5
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley)001010040X6
Sheet B12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight) Hammer tapissier.jpg000200210X5
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas)313002002X11
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich) Hammer tapissier.jpg112002010X7
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp)000210101X5
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Sparkes) Hammer tapissier.jpg00001101XX3
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage)20520030XX12
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson) Hammer tapissier.jpg200002202X8
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin)012010020X6

Draw 15

Sheet A1234567891011Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (McKnight) Hammer tapissier.jpg010110110027
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Pacquin)101001001105
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley) Hammer tapissier.jpg11113001XX8
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (Matheson)00000100XX1
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland (Thomas) Hammer tapissier.jpg110000101X4
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories/Yukon (Delmage)001141010X8
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich) Hammer tapissier.jpg13101030XX9
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson)00020101XX4
Sheet E12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden) Hammer tapissier.jpg02100032XX8
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Kamp)10010000XX2

Tiebreakers

   To Playoffs
         
  Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan 2
 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 8  Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 8
 Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick 4 

Round 1

Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich) Hammer tapissier.jpg002300102X8
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Dobson)010001020X4

Round 2

Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Bryden) Hammer tapissier.jpg10100000XX2
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich)01011221XX8

Playoffs

 Semifinal  Final
         
   1Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba 7
  2Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 3   3Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 4
  3Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 6 

Semifinal

Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Lukowich) Hammer tapissier.jpg200100000X3
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich)003001020X6

Final

In the final, Riley bucked conventional wisdom in terms of strategy, by opting to come around corner guards that were played by Ontario, rather than peeling them. Manitoba stole two in the third when Werenich missed a takeout to take a 3-1 lead. The team then played "flawlessly" en route to a 7-4 win. Riley curled 86% in the game compared to Werenich's 76%. 4,569 people were on hand to watch the final. [4]

Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Riley)012101020X7
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Werenich) Hammer tapissier.jpg100010101X4

Statistics

Curling Canada does not keep a public record of shooting percentages before 1985, but percentages were reported at the time. Alberta's Ed Lukowich had the highest shooting percentage among the skips at 76%, followed by Ontario's Ed Werenich and Manitoba's Michael Riley at 75% and Saskatchewan's Gary Bryden at 74%. Saskatchewan's Dale Graham was the top third at 79%, and second Wilf Foss was the best at his position, curling 82%. Among the leads, there was a three-way tie at 81% with Saskatchewan's Jerry Zimmer, Ontario's Neil Harrison and Alberta's Brent Syme. [5]

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