Two losses at the 2016 Brier Tuesday in Ottawa have left B.C.’s Jim Cotter rink facing an uphill battle.
The Vernon/Kelowna foursome lost to both Quebec and Team Canada today to fall to 2-4 at the Canadian men’s curling championship.
With five games remaining, B.C. can afford only more defeat, at most, if it plans on having a shot at making the playoffs.
Quebec’s Jean-Michel Menard scored a deuce in the 10th end to edge Cotter 6-5 in the morning draw.
In the afternoon, Pat Simmons and his Team Canada rink defeated the Okanagan team 8-4.
Cotter’s undoing came in the fourth end when Simmons scored five for a 5-2 lead.
Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky have two games on Wednesday against Alberta’s Kevin Koe and Mike McEwen from Manitoba.