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Quebec remains in the hunt for playoff berth with a win at the Brier

Quebec skip Jean-Michel Menard


Quebec's Jean-Michel Menard stays in the hunt for a playoff spot at the Canadian men's curling championship.

Quebec defeated Nova Scotia's Paul Flemming 8-5 to improve its record to 6-2.

Defending champion Glenn Howard of Ontario was 7-0, Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador was 7-1 and Jeff Stoughton of Manitoba was 6-1 with two draws remaining in the day.

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Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs fell 7-6 in an extra end to Saskatchewan's Brock Virtue.

Jacobs dropped to 5-3 and Virtue improved to 4-4.

The top four teams at the conclusion of the round robin Friday advance to the Page playoffs. Ties for fourth will be solved by tiebreaker games.

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