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Pierce to play in Canadian Open

Royal City Curling Club skip Brent Pierce -
Royal City Curling Club skip Brent Pierce
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Brent Pierce of New Westminster will skip his Royal City rink at the Grand Slam of Curling Canadian Open in Kelowna Dec. 12-16.

Pierce will be going up against the likes of 2010 Olympic gold medallist Kevin Martin of Edmonton and world champions Glenn Howard and Jeff Stoughton, who defeated Howard in the final of the Canada Cup in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday.

Pierce will be supported by third Jeff Richard, second Kevin Recksiedler and lead Grant Dezura. They begin play Dec. 13 against 2012 Canadian Brier finalist Rob Fowler of Brandon, Man., and Martin, before taking on Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen and Mark Kean of Toronto.

Martin and McEwen are in the top four on the World Curling Tour’s money list. Pierce’s team is 11th with $24,400, the latest cash being collected in Wainwright, Alta., where they received $3,000 for reaching the quarterfinals of the Roaming Buffalo Classic. Pierce headed into the $55,000 cashspiel as the defending champion.

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