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Gobeil misses playoff berth

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The Scott Gobeil rink finished round-robin play at the 2004 Canadian Police Curling Championship in Hamilton with a 5-5 record, but that wasn’t good enough to qualify for the playoffs.

Gobeil, representing Manitoba, wrapped up play with a 9-4 win over Nova Scotia yesterday afternoon, leaving them tied for fifth place with Quebec and Newfoundland.

Manitoba had the bye for this morning’s final round-robin draw.

Ontario (9-1) ended up in first place and now will play Saskatchewan in the 1 vs. 2 game under the Page playoff format today. Meanwhile, Team Canada will face British Columbia in the 3 vs. 4 match, with the winner moving on to play the loser of the 1 vs. 2 showdown.

Saskatchewan and Team Canada finished with identical 8-2 records, but the Prairie reps were awarded second place by virtue of their win over the defending champs during the round-robin.

Ontario’s only loss in the tournament came against Team Canada.

Manitoba will host the event next year.

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