1972 Macdonald Brier

The 1972 Macdonald Brier, Canada's national men's curling championship was held March 611 at the St. John's Arena[1][2] in St. John's, Newfoundland.

1972 Macdonald Brier
Host citySt. John's, Newfoundland
ArenaSt. John's Arena
DatesMarch 6–11
Winner Manitoba
Curling clubFort Rouge CC, Winnipeg
SkipOrest Meleschuk
FourthDave Romano
SecondJohn Hanesiak
LeadPat Hailley
Finalist Quebec
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Manitoba, skipped by Orest Meleschuk easily won the event, after posting a 9-1 round robin record, only losing to Quebec's Bill Kent rink, which finished second.[3] Meleschuk and his rink of Dave Romano, John Hanesiak and Pat Hailley went on to win a gold medal at the 1972 Air Canada Silver Broom World Curling Championship, amidst controversy.


Alberta British Columbia Manitoba
Fairview CC, Fairview

Fourth: Mel Watchorn
Skip: Jim Fox
Second: Terry Watchorn
Lead: Merv Watchorn

North Vancouver R.C.C.C., North Vancouver

Skip: Bernie Sparkes
Third: Brock Giles
Second: Brent Giles
Lead: Brad Giles

Fort Rouge CC, Winnipeg

Skip: Orest Meleschuk
Third: Dave Romano
Second: John Hanesiak
Lead: Pat Hailley

New Brunswick Newfoundland Northern Ontario
Fredericton CC, Fredericton

Skip: Dave Sullivan
Third: John Gorman
Second:Wally Nason
Lead: Wayne Rhodenizer

St. John's CC, St. John's

Skip: Fred Durant
Third: Jack MacDuff
Second: Bob Rowe
Lead: Carl Strong

Tarentorus SC, Sault Ste. Marie

Skip: Jack MacFarlane
Third: Mike Boyd
Second: Doug Clattenburg
Lead: Dave MacFarlane

Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island
Halifax CC, Halifax

Skip: Barry Shearer
Third: Ken Langille
Second: Eddie Morgan
Lead: Robin Wilber

Ottawa CC, Ottawa

Skip: Eldon Coombe
Third: Keith Forgues
Second: Jim Patrick
Lead: Barney Provost

Charlottetown CC, Charlottetown

Skip: Kip Ready
Third: Bill MacGregor
Second: David Kassner
Lead: Norm MacNeill

Quebec Saskatchewan
Heather CC, Hampstead

Skip: Bill Kent
Third: Art Lobel
Second: Don Aitken
Lead: Murray Gregga

Hub City CC, Saskatoon

Skip: Doug Wyatt
Third: Glen Farrell
Second: Murray Trapp
Lead: Dale Zoerb

Round robin standings

Brier champion
 ManitobaOrest Meleschuk91
 QuebecBill Kent73
 AlbertaMel Watchorn64
 OntarioEldon Coombe64
 SaskatchewanDoug Wyatt64
 British ColumbiaBernie Sparkes55
 Northern OntarioJack MacFarlane55
 New BrunswickDave Sullivan46
NewfoundlandFred Durant37
 Prince Edward IslandKip Ready37
 Nova ScotiaBarry Shearer19


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