Kerri Einarson defeats Clancy Grandy 8-4 at Grand Slam of Curling’s Masters

By Canadian Press

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Kerri Einarson kept her undefeated run going with a third straight win, defeating Clancy Grandy 8-4 at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Masters competition on Thursday night.

Einarson of Camp Morton, Man., went up 8-2 with a three-point fifth end before conceding a point in the sixth and final end of the game.

In other results, Jennifer Jones topped Switzerland’s Raphaela Keiser 5-4 and American Tabitha Peterson defeated Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa 7-3.

Selena Njegovan joined Einarson at 3-0 with a 9-3 win over South Korea’s Eunjung Kim. Njegovan is throwing fourth stones for the team usually skipped by Winnipeg’s Kaitlyn Lawes.

Earlier in the day, Switzerland’s Yannick Schwaller joined Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher at 3-0 with a 8-3 win over American Korey Dropkin. Meanwhile, Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., fell to 1-2 with a 5-3 loss to Scotland’s Bruce Mouat.

Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers topped fellow Canadian Matt Dunstone 7-2 for his first win of the competition. Toronto’s John Epping fell to Norway’s Magnus Ramsfjell 6-2.

Four more draws were scheduled for Friday at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. Play continues through Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 8, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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