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Dauphin Added To New Mixed Doubles Tour

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A new curling tour will be hitting the ice in Manitoba later this month.

The Cargill Curling Training Centre Mixed Doubles Tour, presented by Asham Curling Supplies, will host its first-ever event, Sept. 24 to 26, in Morris and will make Dauphin its second stop, Oct. 22 to 24.

Tour co-chair Steve Michaleski has been curling for 25 years, but only got into competitive mixed doubles in the last three or four years.

“Realistically, if you want to make it to nationals, it’s tough to do it without traveling east or west. There aren’t really as many qualifying tournaments or point-generating tournaments in Manitoba as there would be around the greater Toronto area and out west in Alberta,” he said.

There is no denying the curling talent Manitoba has, Michaleski said, especially considering the last national mixed doubles tournament saw three of the four competitors in the final were from the Keystone Province.

The goal, Michaleski said, is to have six to 10 events. Tour organizers, he said, are in talks with East St. Paul to host an event in November.

There's lots more details in this week's Dauphin Herald!

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Doug Zywina
REPORTER
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