Terry McNamee has opened the 2011 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship with a win. McNamee, along with third Lana Hunter, second Allan Lawn and lead Lisa Blixhavn, stole three points in the third end, stole two more in the fourth and then took four in the seventh end and downed Steven Slupski of Saskatchewan 10-2. Hunter was outstanding curling 98%. The Manitoba champions will play a pair of games today. The Hamiota foursome will face Chris Gardner of Ontario at 2 p.m. and then meet Steve Moss of Northwest Territories/Yukon at 6:30 p.m.



McNamee & Hunter discuss a shot in the first end of their opening game of the 2011 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.



The Manitoba Mixed Champions move into position for the opening ceremonies.




The 12 competing teams at the 2011 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.




The foursome who took part in the ceremonial first rock. Harvey Mazinke held the broom, Lorna Lewis threw the ceremonial first rock while Doug and Kevin Hamblin were the sweepers. Needless to say the rock covered the button.


Photo's courtesy Connie Norris & the Morris Curling Club