2012 Bernick's Miller Lite Open

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2012 Bernick's Miller Lite Open
Host city Bemidji, Minnesota
Arena Bemidji Curling Club
Dates October 26–28
Winner Ontario Al Hackner
Skip Al Hackner
Third Kory Carr
Second Kristofer Leupen
Lead Gary Champagne
Finalist Minnesota Pete Fenson

The 2012 Bernick's Miller Lite Open is being held from October 26 to 28 at the Bemidji Curling Club in Bemidji, Minnesota as part of the 2012–13 World Curling Tour. Though the event is listed as an event on the men's tour, it features one women's team, as it is open to both men and women. The event is being held in a round robin format, and the purse for the event is USD$18,000.[1] In the final, Al Hackner of Northern Ontario defeated hometown favorite Pete Fenson with a score of 6–4.

Teams[edit]

The teams are listed as follows:[2]

Skip Third Second Lead Locale
Randy Baird Chase Schmitt Josh Bahr Minnesota Bemidji, Minnesota
Ryan Berg Al Gulseth Mark Gulseth Jordan Brown North Dakota West Fargo, North Dakota
Todd Birr Doug Pottinger Tom O'Connor Kevin Birr Minnesota Mankato, Minnesota
Andy Borland Joe Zezel John Borland Mark Borland Minnesota Hibbing, Minnesota
Scott Brown Evan Workin Parker Shook Spencer Tuskowski North Dakota Fargo, North Dakota
Kyle Doering Conner Njegovan Derek Oryniak Kyle Kurz Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
Eric Fenson Trevor Andrews Blake Morton Calvin Weber Minnesota Bemidji, Minnesota
Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo Ryan Brunt Minnesota Bemidji, Minnesota
Dale Gibbs William Raymond James Honsvall Perry Tholl Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota
Al Hackner Kory Carr Kristofer Leupen Gary Champagne Ontario Thunder Bay, Ontario
Mark Haluptzok Jon Chandler Mark Fenner Alex Fenson Minnesota Bemidji, Minnesota
Kevin Kakela North Dakota Rolla, North Dakota
Jeff Currie (fourth) Mike McCarville (skip) Colin Koivula Jamie Childs Ontario Thunder Bay, Ontario
Ethan Meyers Kyle Kakela Trevor Host Cameron Ross Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota
Kris Perkovich Aaron Wald Kevin Johnson Taylor Skalsky Minnesota Chisholm, Minnesota
Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Tabitha Peterson Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota
John Shuster Jeff Isaacson Jared Zezel John Landsteiner Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota
Matt Stevens Cody Stevens Robert Liapis Jeff Breyen Minnesota Bemidji, Minnesota

Round robin standings[edit]

Final Round Robin Standings[3]

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreaker
Pool A W L
Minnesota Pete Fenson 5 0
Minnesota Eric Fenson 4 1
Minnesota Mark Haluptzok 2 3
Minnesota Ethan Meyers 2 3
Minnesota Kris Perkovich 1 3
Minnesota Dale Gibbs 0 4
Pool B W L
Ontario Al Hackner 5 0
Minnesota John Shuster 4 1
North Dakota Steve Brown 2 3
North Dakota Kevin Kakela 2 3
Manitoba Kyle Doering 2 3
Minnesota Randy Baird 0 5
Pool C W L
Minnesota Matt Stevens 4 1
Minnesota Todd Birr 4 1
Ontario Mike McCarville 4 1
North Dakota Ryan Berg 2 3
Minnesota Allison Pottinger 1 4
Minnesota Andy Borland 0 5

Tiebreaker[edit]

Team Final
Minnesota Todd Birr 4
Ontario Mike McCarville 5

Playoffs[edit]

The playoffs draw is listed as follows:[4]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
     
        Minnesota Pete Fenson 5  
Minnesota John Shuster 6     Minnesota John Shuster 4  
Minnesota Eric Fenson 5       Minnesota Pete Fenson 4
          Ontario Al Hackner 6
        Ontario Al Hackner 6
Minnesota Matt Stevens 3     Ontario Mike McCarville 4    
Ontario Mike McCarville 5  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Bernick's Miller Lite Open – Event/Contact information". World Curling Tour. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. ^ "2012 Bernick's Miller Lite Open – Teams". World Curling Tour. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  3. ^ "2012 Bernick's Miller Lite Open – Round Robin". World Curling Tour. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 Bernick's Miller Lite Open – Playoffs". World Curling Tour. Retrieved 27 October 2012.

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