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McEwen Lone Manitoba team in Masters of Curling Finals

Friday Oct 30 2015

Three Manitoba teams reached the semi-finals of the Grand Slam Masters of Curling in Truro, NS but only one was able to advance to the Sunday final games. Mike McEwen (5-4 over Kevin Koe-AB) plays Jim Cotter-BC (8-3 over Steve Laycock-SK) in the Sunday afternoon Men's final. On the women's side, both Kerri Einarson (5-3 loss to Val Sweeting-AB) and Kristy McDonald (8-5 loss to Rachel Homan-ON) bowed out in the semifinals. Homan defeated Sweeting 6-4 in the Sunday evening women's final. 

SATURDAY SUMMARY: McDonald, Einarson, McEwen all Reach Masters of Curling Semifinals - Jennifer Jones and her Manitobans survived the tiebreaker game, defeating Korea's Eunjung Kim early Saturday, but lost to Rachel Homan-ON (8-4) in the quarterfinal Saturday afternoon. Homan's semifinal opponent also hails form Manitoba as the Ontario team will play Kristy McDonald, who defeated Mary Anne Arsenault-NS 5-2. There will be a Manitoba team in the other semifinal as well Sunday at 9AM (atlantic time) . Kerri Einarson (10-7 over Silvana Tironzoni-SUI) will play Val Sweeting-AB (7-3 over Anna Sidorova-RUS). The final will be played at 6pm (atlantic).

Like Jones Steve Laycock-SK advanced through a tiebreaker, defeating Glenn Howard-ON, but Laycock went on to post a 5-2 victory over Brad Gushue-NL in the quarterfinal. Laycock will play Jim Cotter-BC, who defeated Brad Jacobs-NONT 7-1.  In the other semifinal, Sunday at 9AM (atlantic time) Kevin Koe-AB (7-5 over Niklas Edin-SWE) will play Mike McEwen-MB (7-4 over Reid Carruthers-MB). The final will be played at 1pm (atlantic).

FRIDAY SUMMARY: Replay of CanadInns Final in Womens 'Masters of Curling' Tiebreaker - Jennifer Jones and Eunjung Kim-Korea, finalist a week ago at the Canad Inns Women's Classic in Portage, will face off Saturday morning in a tiebreaker to determine the final playoff team at the Women's Masters of Curling in Truro, NS. Manitobans Kristy McDonald (3-1) and Kerri Einarson (2-2) have already qualified for the playoff round. McDonald will play Mary Anne Arsenault-NS (3-1) and Einarson meets Silvana Tironzoni-SUI (3-1) at 6pm Saturday (local time). In the other quarterfinals, Val Sweeting-AB (3-1) meets Anna Sidorova-RUS (3-1) and Rachel Homan-ON (4-0) plays the winner of the Jones-Kim tiebreaker.

McEwen-Carruthers meet in QuarterFinal - In the men's division, Mike McEwen (3-1) meets Reid Carruthers (2-2) in the quarterfinal Saturday at 1PM. In other quarterfinals, Niklas Edin (2-2) meets Kevin Koe-AB (4-0), Jim Cotter-BC (3-1) plays Brad Jacobs-NONT (3-1), and Brad Gushue-NL (4-0) plays the winner of a Saturday morning tiebreaker between Glenn Howard-ON (2-2) and Steve Laycock-SK (2-2)

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