The first spot in the 2011 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts is up for grabs this weekend in Brandon while the Safeway Southern Berth Bonspiel will take place at the Portage Curling Club.


Twenty-five teams including those skipped by defending provincial men's champion Jeff Stoughton along with Kelvin McMullen of Killarney, Rob Van Kommer of Carberry, Ken Lawn of Hamiota and Blair Goethals of Deloraine are entered in Portage. The 2011 Safeway Championship will take place February 9th-13th in Beausejour.


Twenty-five teams are also entered in the Scotties Berth Bonspiel in Brandon including defending provincial women's champion Jill Thurston of the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, Tina Kozak and Kelsey Russill of Brandon, Betty Burma of Carberry and Deb Collyer of Killarney. The 2011 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be held January 26th-30th in Altona.