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    Oddsmaker Lists Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario As Favorites To Win Men's

    WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, March 1 /CNW/ -- The 78th edition of the Canadian
men's curling championship gets underway Saturday as the top 12 teams compete
in the 2007 Tim Horton's Brier. An impressive field including the 2006 Olympic
gold medalist and three two-time Brier winners has been assembled in Hamilton
to vie for the right to represent the country in the upcoming World
Championships. Leading international online sportsbook has
handicapped the competition and is now accepting wagers on which province will
win the Tim Horton's Brier.
    Two-time Brier champion Kevin Martin, who won the last time the
tournament was held in Hamilton, is a slight favorite to lead his Alberta team
to victory at 2/1 odds. Skipper Jeff Stoughton survived the most difficult
provincial qualifying and his Manitoba squad has been installed with the
second best odds to win Canada's curling championship at 5/2. After a flurry
of betting on the home rink, lists hosts Ontario at 3/1 to
capture the first Brier title for Glenn Howard as a skipper. In a somewhat
surprising move, 2006 Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue is currently listed at
only 7/1 odds to win Newfoundland's second title in the event's 78-year
    After knocking off reigning Canadian champion Jean-Michel Menard in the
provincial championship, lists Pierre Charette at 15/1 to
keep the Brier crown in Quebec for another year. Pat Simmons' Saskatchewan
side is listed at 15/1 to win the men's national championship, while British
Columbia and Northern Ontario are both installed at odds of 23/1. has Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick all
listed as 54/1 long shots, while Jamie Koe's Northwest Territories side has
the worst odds to take the Brier tournament at 74/1 odds.
    In addition to offering odds on who will win Tim Horton's Brier, also offers betting on every individual match throughout
the duration of the tournament. For more information and a complete list of
odds, please visit

    Current Odds:   (*)All Odds Subject To Change(*)

    Odds To Win 2007 Tim Horton's Brier
    Alberta                  2/1
    Manitoba                 5/2
    Ontario                  3/1
    Newfoundland             7/1
    Quebec                  15/1
    Saskatchewan            15/1
    British Columbia        23/1
    Northern Ontario        23/1
    Prince Edward Island    54/1
    Nova Scotia             54/1
    New Brunswick           54/1
    Northwest Territories   74/1

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