2020 SledTown ShowDown: Round 3 Update

Over 10,000 votes have been cast at the midway point of Round 3

by Kyle Born

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Round 3 of SledTown ShowDown ends on Sunday night, January 19, at 11:59 p.m. SnoRiders image

The third round of SledTown ShowDown is halfway to its conclusion as the January 19 deadline approaches.

Here’s how Round 3 is shaping up:

B.C.:

The defending SledTown ShowDown champion, Tumbler Ridge (52%), currently has a narrow edge in votes over the challenger, Blue River (48%). Will the favourite prevail or can Blue River rally to pull off a huge upset?

2018 SledTown ShowDown champion McBride (56%) continues its upward ascension against a legitimate title contender in Valemount (44%). Valemount would be a worthy SledTown ShowDown representative for B.C., but they’re a long way off from such a distinction. It’ll take a surge in votes for Valemount to come back against McBride. Are they up for it?

Total votes cast thus far in B.C. during Round 3: 3,989

Alberta:

There isn’t a ton of drama brewing up in wild rose country. Edson (73%) is coasting to another showing in the provincial finals next round unless Whitecourt (27%) can be revived from life support.

Crowsnest Pass (38%) is a popular snowmobiling destination but isn’t putting up much of a fight versus Fox Creek (62%). Thus far, there have been very few votes cast in Alberta during Round 3. If riders in Crowsnest Pass can muster their riders together, this could be close before it’s all said and done.

Total votes cast thus far in Alberta during Round 3: 1,608

Saskatchewan:

Does anybody snowmobile in Saskatchewan? Judging by the amount of votes gathered, it’s hard to tell (Perhaps they’re all too busy sledding, which is a valid excuse). As it stands, there have barely been any votes cast during Round 3. Because of the low vote totals, fortunes can change quickly. Archerwill (58%) holds a slight advantage over Carrot River/Arborfield (42%). This could flip-flop by the time Round 3 comes to an end. It won’t take much to tip the scales.

Yorkton (29%), the only previous Saskatchewan SledTown ShowDown champion, is close to drawing dead in its matchup against Hudson Bay (71%). Will a victory here propel Hudson Bay to provincial powerhouse and even a SledTown ShowDown championship?

Total votes cast thus far in Saskatchewan during Round 3: 857

Manitoba:

Manitoba has been snatching up all the votes in the first two rounds and continues to have a strong showing in Round 3. The tightest bout in the contest is currently between Thompson (51%) and The Pas (49%). These two will scrap it out until the bitter end on Sunday night.

Flin Flon (59%) is still the frontrunner to win the whole shebang but Snow Lake (41%) isn’t conceding just yet. Can Snow Lake climb within striking distance or will Flin Flon fly into the provincial finals?

Total votes cast thus far in Manitoba during Round 3: 4,035

Total votes (so far) from all provinces in Round 3: 10,489!

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Remember you can vote every day, so rally the troops and give your snowmobile riding destination your support. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, for Round 3.

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