Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., dropped a 6-5 determination to Scotland’s Bruce Mouat within the males’s remaining on the Grand Slam of Curling Gamers’ Championship on Sunday in Calgary.
Gushue drew to the again of the button within the eighth finish, however Mouat made a game-winning in-off to attain two to take the title.
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Mouat, third Grant Hardie, seond Bobby Lammie and lead Hammy McMillan threw 91 per cent total whereas Gushue, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant and lead Geoff Walker completed at 84 per cent.
“It appeared to only come out of my hand rather well,” Mouat mentioned. “So I used to be over the moon to really feel that and clearly to make the shot, it felt nice.”
Mouat, was coming off a victory over Group Brendan Bottcher within the Champions Cup males’s remaining. He additionally took silver on the world championship after falling to Sweden’s Niklas Edin.
Mouat began sturdy with a deuce in opposition to Gushue however the veteran Canadian skip answered with a pair of his personal. Mouat gave up a steal within the third finish, picked up two factors within the fourth and held Gushue to a single within the fifth.
After a blanked sixth, Gushue scored one within the seventh finish on a steal when Mouat missed a double-takeout.
Gushue and Kerri Einarson, who gained the ladies’s remaining earlier within the day, will characterize Canada on the Might 17-23 world blended doubles championship in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Einarson beats Homan
Earlier, Einarson added a Grand Slam title to her spectacular haul.
Einarson by no means trailed in a 5-2 victory over Rachel Homan in an all-Canadian girls’s remaining. Einarson opened with a deuce and was in full management in a rematch of the Scotties Match of Hearts remaining, which was additionally gained by the Manitoba-based workforce.
“We simply saved that momentum going, saved getting our rocks in some actually good spots and put some strain on them,” Einarson mentioned.
Down three with hammer within the eighth finish, Homan was unable to get any offence going. Einarson made a takeout to run Homan out of rocks for the victory.
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Einarson, third Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard and lead Briane Meilleur earned $40,000 for the win. Homan’s workforce of third Emma Miskew, second Sarah Wilkes and lead Joanne Courtney pocketed $25,000.
After opening the seven-event bubble schedule in February by profitable the Scotties for a second straight yr, Einarson added a Canadian blended doubles title final month with Brad Gushue.
Her Grand Slam victory units the workforce up properly forward of the April 30-Might 9 LGT world girls’s curling championship.
“It undoubtedly offers us some confidence getting in,” Einarson mentioned. “We’re taking part in rather well and throwing rather well. We’ll simply preserve constructing off of that.”
Sweeting throws good sport
Homan wrecked on a guard within the first finish to set Einarson up for an open draw for 2. The Ottawa native gave up a steal within the second after a heavy draw.
Einarson’s workforce saved the strain on within the third finish. The skip made an excellent double takeout to take a seat 4 and adopted with a feather tick to power Homan to a single.
Einarson drew the button to make it a 4-1 lead after 4 ends.
Homan made an ideal triple-takeout to clean the fifth however settled for a single within the sixth finish when her angle-raise try was too thick. Einarson was pressured to take a single within the seventh.
Sweeting threw an ideal sport at 100 per cent. Einarson’s aspect threw at 91 per cent total to 79 per cent for the Homan rink.
Homan gained the Humpty’s Champions Cup final Monday in her return to competitors after having a child woman final month.
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Einarson, from Camp Morton, Man., was tabbed to characterize Canada on the 2020 world girls’s championship however the competitors was cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
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