- 2004 Nokia Brier
2004 Nokia Brierwas held at Saskatchewan Placein Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, from March 6to March 14, 2004. The Nova Scotia team skipped by Mark Dacey defeated the Alberta team of Randy Ferbey in dramatic fashion in the final game played on March 14. Ferbey's team was attempting to become Canadian champion for the fourth consecutive year.
Alberta: (Ottewell Curling Club, Edmonton, Alberta) Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque, Don Holowaychuk
British Columbia: (Royal City Curling Club, New Westminster Curling Club, New Westminster, British Columbia) Jay Peachey, Ron Leech, Kevin Ricksiedler, Brad Fenton, Jamie Smith
Manitoba: (Swan River Curling Club, Swan River, Manitoba) Brent Scales, Gord Hardy, Grant Spicer, Todd Trevellyan, Doug Harrison
New Brunswick: (Beaver Curling Club, Moncton, New Brunswick) Russ Howard, James Grattan, Marc LeCocq, Grant Odishaw, Steve Howard
Newfoundland and Labrador: (St. John's Curling Club, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador) Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab, Mark Ward, Mike Adam
Northern Ontario: (Cobalt-Haileybury Curling Club, Haileybury, Ontario) Rob Gordon, Brian Fawcett, Steve Burnett, Jeramie Landry, Larry Carr
Nova Scotia: ( Mayflower Curling Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia) Mark Dacey, Bruce Lohnes, Rob Harris, Andrew Gibson, Mat Harris
Ontario: (Oakville Curling Club, Oakville, Ontario) Mike Harris, John Base, Phil Loevenmark, Trevor Wall, Ross Scarrow
Prince Edward Island: (Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Summerside, Prince Edward Island) Mike Gaudet, Evan Sullivan, Craig Arsenault, Sean Ledgerwood, Rod MacDonald
Quebec: (Club de curling Rosemère, Montréal, Quebec) Daniel Lafleur, Steeve Gagnon, Jean-Sébastien Roy, Maurice Cayouette, Serge Friolet
Saskatchewan: (Muenster Curling Club, Muenster, Saskatchewan) Bruce Korte, Clint Dieno, Roger Korte, Rory Galonowski, Darrell McKee
Yukon/ Northwest Territories: (Whitehorse Curling Club, Whitehorse, Yukon) Brian Wasnea, Pat Molloy, Bruce Hunt, Kevin Sumner, Clarence Jack
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@ Owen Sound
Newfoundland and Labrador
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The standings at the end of round-robin play on
March 11, after 17 draws: Province Skip W L Nova Scotia Dacey 10 1 Alberta Ferbey 10 1 Nfld and Labrador Gushue 8 3 British Columbia Peachey 7 4 New Brunswick Howard 7 4 Ontario Harris 6 5 Saskatchewan Korte 5 6 Northern Ontario Gordon 5 6 Manitoba Scales 3 8 Quebec Lafleur 3 8 Prince Edward Island Gaudet 2 9 Yukon/NWT Wasnea 0 11
* Nova Scotia finished first as they defeated Alberta 8-7 in draw 13.
* The top four teams qualified for the page playoffs.
* British Columbia defeated New Brunswick 7-5 in a tie-breaker (draw 18) on
March 12to claim fourth place.
* Most of the draws were televised live on TSN.
The brier uses the
page playoff systemwhere the top four teams with the best records at the end of round-robin play meet in the playoff rounds. The first and second place teams play each other, with the winner advancing directly to the final. The winner of the other page playoff game between the third and fourth place teams plays the loser of the first/second playoff game in the semi-final. The winner of the semi-final moves on to the final.
Normally the 3 versus 4 page playoff game is played before the 1 versus 2 playoff game on Friday. However, since a tiebreaker was played this year on the same day to decide fourth place, the 1 versus 2 game was played first.
PagePlayoffBracket | RD1= Page playoffs
Playoff Games One and Two
Game one (draw 19) of the page playoffs was between Mark Dacey's team from Nova Scotia (first overall) versus Randy Ferbey's team from Alberta (second overall). The game was placed on sheet B on
March 12with Dacey having last rock advantage in the first end. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Nova Scotia (Dacey) 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 X 6 Alberta (Ferbey) 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 3 X 10
Game two (draw 20) of the page playoffs was between Brad Gushue's team from Newfoundland and Labrador (third overall) versus Jay Peachey's team from British Columbia (fourth overall). The game was played on
March 12with Gushue having last rock advantage in the first end. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Nfld and Labrador (Gushue) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 British Columbia (Peachey) 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 7
The semi-final (draw 21) was played on
March 13between Mark Dacey's team from Nova Scotia and Jay Peachey's team from British Columbia. Dacey had last rock advantage in the first end. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Nova Scotia (Dacey) 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 X 7 British Columbia (Peachey) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 X 4
The final (draw 22) was played on
March 14and televised on the CBC across Canada. Dacey had first rock advantage in the first end due to their first place position in the round-robin. Ferbey led 8-4 after the 7th end but Dacey's team put themselves back into the game with a big 3 point 8th end. Forcing Alberta to take a single in the 9th, Dacey was 2 down coming home but had last rock advantage. A couple of errors by Ferbey's team and some good shot making, gave Nova Scotia 3 points in the 10th end and the championship. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Nova Scotia (Dacey) 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 10 Alberta (Ferbey) 0 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 9
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