|2005 Tim Hortons Brier|
|Host city||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Curling club||Granite Curling Club, Edmonton|
|Finalist||Nova Scotia (Shawn Adams)|
The 2005 Tim Hortons Brier , the Canadian men's curling championship, was held at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta from March 5 to 13.The tournament consisted of 12 teams, one from each province, plus a team representing the Yukon and Northwest Territories, plus a team representing Northern Ontario. The defending champion, Mark Dacey did not participate, as he was knocked out in the Nova Scotia final by Shawn Adams' team. The tournament featured 3-time Brier champion (2001, 2002, 2003) Randy Ferbey of Alberta, 1998 Champion Wayne Middaugh of Ontario, 2003 and 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador champion Brad Gushue, 2000 and 2002 Nova Scotia champion Shawn Adams, 1992 and 2001 Yukon/Northwest Territories champion skip Steve Moss, 1986 New Brunswick champion Wade Blanchard, 2002 and 2003 British Columbia champion (third and second respectively for Pat Ryan), Deane Horning, 1981 and 1996 Prince Edward Island champion lead for Peter MacDonald, Rod MacDonald; 2003 Quebec champion second for Guy Hemmings, Jean-Michel Ménard as well as three new teams: Randy Dutiaume of Manitoba, Mike Jakubo of Northern Ontario and Pat Simmons of Saskatchewan.
The event was a success, with the total attendance of 281,985 setting a Brier record. In the end, the home town team of Randy Ferbey and company won. This was the fourth win in 5 years for the team in their fifth final appearance in a row. They would set a record for the most Brier wins as a complete team. The final, against Shawn Adams' Nova Scotia rink, marked the third year in a row Nova Scotia and Alberta met in the final.
| Granite CC, Edmonton || Trail CC, Trail || Valour Road CC, Winnipeg |
|New Brunswick||Newfoundland and Labrador||Northern Ontario|
| Thistle St. Andrews CC, Saint John || St. John's CC, St. John's || Copper Cliff CC, Copper Cliff |
|Nova Scotia||Ontario||Prince Edward Island|
| Bridgewater CC, Bridgewater || St. George's G&CC, Etobicoke || Charlottetown CC, Charlottetown |
| CC Victoria, Sainte-Foy || Davidson CC, Davidson ||Yellowknife CC, Yellowknife|
Final Round Robin Standings
|Teams to Playoffs|
|Nova Scotia||Shawn Adams||8||3||80||60||47||41||16||13||83%|
|British Columbia||Deane Horning||6||5||72||65||47||45||18||12||80%|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Brad Gushue||6||5||76||69||48||45||13||10||79%|
|Prince Edward Island||Rod MacDonald||4||7||67||85||41||51||12||5||79%|
|Northern Ontario||Mike Jakubo||3||8||64||86||41||48||9||6||79%|
|New Brunswick||Wade Blanchard||3||8||56||83||41||45||17||8||78%|
|Yukon / Northwest Territories||Steve Moss||0||11||52||85||41||46||14||5||74%|
All draw times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (UTC−5).
Saturday, March 5, 16:00
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||X||X||2|
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||0||2||0||1||0||0||2||0||0||X||5|
|British Columbia (Horning)||3||0||3||0||0||2||0||2||0||X||10|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||2||0||2||1||0||0||3||0||2||0||10|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||0||2||0||0||1||2||0||4||0||2||11|
Saturday, March 5, 20:30
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||X||X||3|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||0||2||0||2||0||3||0||0||1||0||0||8|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||2||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||X||5|
|British Columbia (Horning)||0||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||4|
Sunday, March 6, 11:30
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||6|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||4||0||X||7|
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||1||X||3|
Sunday, March 6, 16:00
|British Columbia (Horning)||1||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||6|
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||6|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||1||2||0||0||1||0||5||2||X||X||11|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||0||0||2||0||0||2||0||0||X||X||4|
Sunday, March 6, 20:30
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||1||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||X||X||4|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||0||4||0||0||4||1||0||1||X||X||10|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||1||0||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||3||8|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||2||1||0||5||0||0||1||0||0||0||9|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||0||1||0||1||1||0||X||X||X||X||3|
Monday, March 7, 11:30
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||3||0||0||1||0||1||0||2||0||X||7|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||0||2||0||2||0||2||0||1||0||2||9|
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||0||0||1||0||2||0||1||0||2||0||6|
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||2||1||0||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||2||10|
|British Columbia (Horning)||0||0||2||0||1||0||2||2||0||1||0||8|
Monday, March 7, 16:00
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||0||0||1||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||4|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||5|
|British Columbia (Horning)||2||1||0||1||1||0||1||0||1||X||7|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||0||0||2||1||0||1||0||1||0||X||5|
Monday, March 7, 20:30
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||1||0||0||3||0||2||0||1||0||1||8|
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||0||2||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||1||6|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||X||X||2|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||0||0||2||1||0||1||0||0||2||0||0||6|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||0||1||0||0||2||0||0||1||0||2||2||8|
Tuesday, March 8, 11:30
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||0||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||4|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||X||4|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||0||1||0||0||0||2||0||2||0||0||5|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||4|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||0||1||0||1||0||2||0||1||X||X||5|
Tuesday, March 8, 16:00
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||0||2||0||1||0||1||0||2||0||0||6|
|British Columbia (Horning)||1||0||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||3||7|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||1||0||0||2||0||0||1||0||2||0||6|
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||2||0||0||1||2||1||0||1||0||1||8|
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||0||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||6|
Tuesday, March 8, 20:30
|British Columbia (Horning)||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||1||4|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||0||3||0||1||0||0||2||0||0||1||7|
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||0||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||1||X||5|
Wednesday, March 9, 11:30
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||0||0||0||2||0||2||1||1||2||X||8|
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||X||4|
|British Columbia (Horning)||0||3||0||0||0||1||0||5||0||0||9|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||0||0||2||0||2||0||1||0||1||1||7|
Wednesday, March 9, 16:00
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||2||0||0||1||0||2||0||4||0||X||9|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||0||2||0||0||2||0||1||0||2||X||7|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0||X||3|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||3||0||3||0||0||0||1||1||X||X||8|
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||X||X||2|
Wednesday, March 9, 20:30
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||X||X||3|
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||X||4|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||0||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||3|
|British Columbia (Horning)||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||2||1||6|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||2||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||X||X||6|
Thursday, March 10, 11:30
|British Columbia (Horning)||0||0||2||0||2||0||0||1||1||0||6|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||X||X||2|
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||4|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||0||1||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||2||6|
Thursday, March 10, 16:00
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||0||2||0||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||5|
|British Columbia (Horning)||0||1||0||1||0||0||3||0||2||0||0||7|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||0||1||0||1||1||0||3||0||0||2||8|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||1||0||2||0||2||0||3||0||0||X||8|
|Yukon/Northwest Territories (Moss)||0||2||0||1||0||1||0||1||1||X||6|
Thursday, March 10, 20:30
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue)||0||1||0||0||1||1||0||1||1||0||5|
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||3||0||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||1||9|
|Northern Ontario (Jakubo)||0||2||0||1||0||1||1||0||1||0||6|
|Prince Edward Island (MacDonald)||1||0||1||0||3||0||0||2||0||2||9|
|New Brunswick (Blanchard)||0||3||0||3||0||0||1||0||1||0||8|
The Tim Hortons Brier uses the page playoff system where the top four teams with the best records at the end of round-robin play meet in the playoff rounds. The first and second place teams play each other, with the winner advancing directly to the final. The winner of the other page playoff game between the third and fourth place teams plays the loser of the first/second playoff game in the semi-final. The winner of the semi-final moves on to the final.
Friday, March 11, 20:30
Alberta advanced to the 2005 Brier Final with a 7-4 win over Manitoba. The 7th end proved to be pivotal, as Alberta stole it to take a 5-3 lead. Manitoba played Nova Scotia in the semifinal.
|Marcel Rocque||96%||Shane Kilgallen||94%|
|Scott Pfeifer||85%||Greg Melnichuk||75%|
|Randy Ferbey||86%||Dave Elias||71%|
|David Nedohin||95%||Randy Dutiaume||79%|
Friday, March 11, 13:00
Nova Scotia eliminated Quebec, giving them a berth in the semifinal. Nova Scotia skip Shawn Adams clinched the game with a draw to the 4-foot to beat two Quebec stones on his last shot of the 10th end.
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||1||0||2||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||6|
|Kelly Mittelstadt||75%||Maxime Elmaleh||86%|
|Craig Burgess||79%||Éric Sylvain||75%|
|Paul Flemming||86%||François Roberge||93%|
|Shawn Adams||74%||Jean-Michel Ménard||62%|
Saturday, March 12, 14:00
A mistake by Manitoba's Randy Dutiaume on his final shot in the third end allowed Shawn Adams' Nova Scotia rink to pick up 4 points, and they never looked back despite a late come-back by Manitoba. Nova Scotia would advance to the 2005 Brier Final.
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||1||0||4||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||8|
|Shane Kilgallen||84%||Kelly Mittelstadt||74%|
|Greg Melnichuk||60%||Craig Burgess||88%|
|Dave Elias||70%||Paul Flemming||83%|
|Randy Dutiaume||73%||Shawn Adams||84%|
Sunday, March 13, 19:00
Nova Scotia and Alberta would meet in the Brier Final for the third year in a row, except this time with a different Nova Scotia team. Ferbey and his Alberta foursome were making their fifth straight final appearance. In a close game, Alberta's questionable calls proved to be anything but costly. In the 9th end, Alberta's fourth David Nedohin on his first shot took out his own rock which would end up forcing a blank to keep hammer in the 10th. In the 10th end, Nedohin made another controversial shot, drawing to the 4-foot instead of peeling the corner guard. This forced Nova Scotia's Shawn Adams to make a difficult draw to keep hope alive. Adams' shot sat at the back of the 4-foot, and all Nedohin had to do to win was draw again for the win, which he did. It was their fourth Brier win in the last 5 years.
|Nova Scotia (Adams)||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||4|
|Marcel Rocque||84%||Kelly Mittelstadt||88%|
|Scott Pfeifer||88%||Paul Flemming||80%|
|Randy Ferbey||93%||Craig Burgess||90%|
|David Nedohin||88%||Shawn Adams||81%|
First All-Star team
Second All-Star team
Round Robin only, minimum 8 games
Defending provincial champions indicated in bold.
@ the Innisfail Arena in Innisfail. Randy Ferbey defeated Jamie King 8-6 in the finals on February 13.
@ the Smithers Curling Club in Smithers. Deane Horning defeated Bob Ursel 7-5 in the finals on February 6.
Jay Peachey, the defending champion did not qualify
@ the Selkirk Memorial Arena in Selkirk. Randy Dutiaume defeated Ryan Fry 8-5 in the finals on February 13.
Standings (Double knock-out format until championship round)
@ the Moncton Curling Association in Moncton. Wade Blanchard defeated Russ Howard 9-4 in the finals on February 6.
@ the Corner Brook Recreation Complex in Corner Brook. Brad Gushue defeated Mark Noseworthy 5-4 in the finals on February 6.
@ the Cobalt-Haileybury Curling Club in Haileybury. Mike Jakubo defeated Tim Phillips 8-7 in the final on February 13.
@ the Bridgewater Curling Club in Bridgewater. Shawn Adams clinched the championship with a 9-6 win over Mark Dacey on February 8.
Standings (triple knock-out)
The 2005 Ontario Kia Cup was held @ the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby. Wayne Middaugh defeated Glenn Howard 8-7 in the final on February 13.
Mike Harris, the defending champion did not qualify
@ the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary Rod MacDonald defeated John Likely 7-6 in the final on February 13.
Mike Gaudet, the defending champion did not qualify
@ the Aréna de Grand-Mère in Shawinigan. Jean-Michel Ménard defeated Robert Desjardins 8-4 in the final on February 13.
@ the Melfort Curling Club in Melfort. Pat Simmons defeated Daryl Williamson 7-5 in the final on February 13.
Bruce Korte, the defending champion did not qualify
@ the Yellowknife Curling Club in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Steve Moss clinched the tournament on February 13 with a 6-5 win over Doug Gee.
Brian Wasnea, the defending champion did not qualify
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