Middaugh defeats Stoughton to win inaugural Canadian Open

December 16, 2001, 8:00 PM

WAINWRIGHT, Alta. — Wayne Middaugh, from Midland, Ont., stole a point in the final end to defeat Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton 8-7 and win the inaugural Canadian Open title.

Middaugh, third Graeme McCarrel, second Ian Tetley and lead Scott Bailey earned $30,000 for the tournament victory.

The team topped Glenn Howard, from Coldwater, Ont., 7-6 while Stoughton edged Edmonton’s Kevin Martin 9-8 in the extra end in the semifinals.

The 2001 Canadian Open is the first leg of the all-new Grand Slam of Curling series.