Viterra Championship

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The Viterra Championship is the Manitoba men's provincial curling championship. The winner represents Manitoba at the Tim Hortons Brier, the Canadian men's championship.[1]

The tournament was previously known as the Safeway Championship (2008–2015), Safeway Select (1995–2007); the Labatt Tankard (1980–1994); the British Consols (1937–1979) and the Macdonald Brier Trophy event winner at the MCA Bonspiel (1925-1936).

Qualification[edit]

32 teams qualify. The distribution of berths changes from year to year but is generally composed of the following:

Winners[edit]

Listed below are the provincial champion skips for each year. Manitoba did not participate in the 1927 Brier.[2] Brier champions in bold.

Year Skip Winning Club Host City Host Venue
2017 Mike McEwen Fort Rouge Curling Club Portage la Prairie Stride Place
2016 Mike McEwen Fort Rouge Curling Club Selkirk Selkirk Recreation Complex
2015 Reid Carruthers West St. Paul Curling Club Brandon Keystone Centre
2014 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Winnipeg MTS Iceplex
2013 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Neepawa Yellowhead Centre
2012 Rob Fowler Brandon Curling Club Dauphin Credit Union Place
2011 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Beausejour Sun Gro Centre
2010 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Steinbach T.G. Smith Centre
2009 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Selkirk Selkirk Recreation Centre
2008 Kerry Burtnyk Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club Brandon Keystone Centre
2007 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Dauphin Credit Union Place
2006 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Steinbach T.G. Smith Centre
2005 Randy Dutiaume Thistle Curling Club Selkirk Selkirk Recreation Centre
2004 Brent Scales Swan River Curling Club Brandon Keystone Centre
2003 John Bubbs Granite Curling Club Portage la Prairie Portage Centennial Arena
2002 Mark Lukowich Valour Road Curling Club Neepawa Yellowhead Arena
2001 Kerry Burtnyk Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club Selkirk Selkirk Recreation Complex
2000 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Neepawa Yellowhead Arena
1999 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Portage la Prairie Portage Centennial Arena
1998 Dale Duguid Granite Curling Club Virden
1997 Vic Peters Granite Curling Club Morden
1996 Jeff Stoughton Charleswood Curling Club Brandon Keystone Centre
1995 Kerry Burtnyk Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
1994 Dave Smith St. Vital Curling Club Thompson
1993 Vic Peters Granite Curling Club Selkirk
1992 Vic Peters Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1991 Jeff Stoughton Wildewood Curling Club Brandon
1990 Duane Edwards Deloraine Curling Club Winnipeg
1989 Orest Meleschuk Lac du Bonnet Curling Club Winnipeg
1988 Kerry Burtnyk Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club Morden
1987 Brian Fowler Brandon Curling Club Winnipeg
1986 Mike Riley Pembina Curling Club Winnipeg
1985 John Bubbs Wildewood Curling Club Dauphin
1984 Mike Riley Pembina Curling Club Virden
1983 Lloyd Gunnlaugson Valour Road Curling Club Winnipeg
1982 Mel Logan Souris Curling Club Winnipeg
1981 Kerry Burtnyk Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club Brandon
1980 Earle Morris CFB Winnipeg Curling Club Winnipeg
1979 Barry Fry Deer Lodge Curling Club Winnipeg
1978 Doug Harrison Heather Curling Club Brandon
1977 John Usackis Lac du Bonnet Curling Club Winnipeg
1976 Clare deBlonde Heather Curling Club Flin Flon
1975 Rod Hunter Granite Curling Club Brandon
1974 Don Barr Glenboro Curling Club Winnipeg
1973 Danny Fink Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1972 Orest Meleschuk Fort Rouge Curling Club Virden
1971 Don Duguid Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1970 Don Duguid Granite Curling Club Dauphin
1969 Bob Robinson Maple Leaf Curling Club Winnipeg
1968 Burke Parker Dauphin Curling Club Brandon
1967 Bruce Hudson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1966 Hersh Lerner Maple Leaf Curling Club Dauphin
1965 Terry Braunstein Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1964 Bruce Hudson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1963 Hersh Lerner Maple Leaf Curling Club Winnipeg
1962 Norm Houck Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1961 John-David Lyon West Kildonan Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
1960 Mac Scales Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
1959 Richard Bird Elmwood Curling Club Winnipeg
1958 Terry Braunstein Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1957 Howard Wood, Jr. Granite Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
1956 Billy Walsh Fort Rouge Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
1955 Roy Forsyth Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1954 Jimmy Welsh Deer Lodge Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Amphitheatre
1953 Ab Gowanlock Dauphin Curling Club Winnipeg
1952 Billy Walsh Fort Rouge Curling Club Winnipeg
1951 Roy Forsyth Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1950 Bill McTavish Elmwood Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Amphitheatre
1949 Ken Watson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1948 George Sangster Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1947 Jimmy Welsh Deer Lodge Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Amphitheatre
1946 Leo Johnson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1945 Howard Wood, Sr. Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1944 Leo Johnson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1943 Ken Watson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1942 Ken Watson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1941 Al Wakefield Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1940 Howard Wood, Sr. Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1939 Ross Kennedy Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1938 Ab Gowanlock Glenboro Curling Club Winnipeg Winnipeg Amphitheatre
1937 Jimmy Welsh Deer Lodge Curling Club Winnipeg
1936 Ken Watson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1935 Roy Pritchard Killarney Curling Club Winnipeg
1934 Leo Johnson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1933 John Douglas Deer Lodge Curling Club Winnipeg
1932 Jim Congalton Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1931 Bob Gourley Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1930 Howard Wood, Sr. Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1929 Gordon Hudson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1928 Gordon Hudson Strathcona Curling Club Winnipeg
1927 Jim Congalton Granite Curling Club Winnipeg
1926 George Sherwood St. John's Curling Club Winnipeg
1925 Howard Wood, Sr. Granite Curling Club Winnipeg

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