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Jones-Homan, Epping-Gushue Canadian Open Finals.

Saturday Dec 12 2015

Jennifer Jooes will play Rachel Homan ad Brad Gushue will play John Epping in the Sunday finals of the Meridian Canadian Open in Yorkton. Jones advanced with a 7-2 semifinal win over Eve Muirhead-SCO while Homan blanked Chelsea Carey 6-0. On the men's side Brad Gushue defeated Reid Carruthers 5-2 and John Epping was a 6-5 winner over Kevin Koe.

Manitobans Jones, Carruthers Reach Canadian Open Playoffs - Manitoba's reigning champions have qualified for the playoff round of the Meridian Canadian Open in Yorkton, SK. Jennifer Jones (7-5 over Val Sweeting-AB) was an A-Event Qualifier while Reid Carruthers (6-4 over Niklas Edin-SWE) qualified through the men's B-Event.

In the women's, Sweeting rebounded for a 5-4 B-Qualifer win over former Manitoba champ Chelsea Carey-AB. Carey later qualified through "C" (6-2 over Margaretha Sigfridsson-SWE). Alina Paetz-SUI was the second A-Qualifier (7-5 over Rachel Homan-ON) who later defeated Tracy Fleury-NONT 7-3 to qualify through the B-Event. Fleury herself then won a C-Qualifier (4-3 over Kelsey Rocque-AB). Eve Muirhead-SCO (7-2 over Silvana Tirinzoni-SUI) secured the third B-Qualifer spot. Anna Sidorova-RUS beat Tirinzoni (6-1) to earn the third C-Qualifier spot.

The 11AM (CDT) quarterfinals have Jones playing Fleury, Sweeting vs Muirhead, Paetz vs Carey, and Homan vs Sidorova.

In the men's event, A-Qualifiers were John Epping-ON (9-3 over Kevin Koe-AB) and Brad Gushue-NL (7-5EE over David Murdoch). Along with Carruthers, the B-Qualifiers were Murdoch (6-5 over Brendan Bottcher-AB) and Koe (5-3 over Brad Jacobs-NONT).

Carruthers will play Murdoch on a Saturday 2:30 quarterfinal game. In the 7:30AM C-Qualifier games featuring Jacobs lost 7-3 to Steve Laycock-SK, Edin defeated Adam Casey-PEI (7-4), and Bottcher beat Mike McEwen-MB (9-6).

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