Brad Jacobs downed Switzerland’s Yannick Schwaller 6-4 in a tiebreaker Sunday to advance to the Humpty’s Champions Cup playoffs.
Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., moved on to meet Calgary’s Kevin Koe in a quarter-final of the Grand Slam curling event at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.
Ottawa’s Rachel Homan took on Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa in a women’s quarter-final.
Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher, Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., Winnipeg’s Tracy Fleury and Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., earned byes to the semifinals.
💥 KO 💥 <a href=”https://twitter.com/TeamBradJacobs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@TeamBradJacobs</a> double out <a href=”https://twitter.com/BernSchwaller?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@BernSchwaller</a> in the eighth end to win 6-4 and qualify for the final Humpty’s Champions Cup men’s playoff spot. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/curling?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#curling</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GSOC?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#GSOC</a> 🥌 <a href=”https://t.co/JelNYu2e3T”>pic.twitter.com/JelNYu2e3T</a>
The Champions Cup is the first of two Grand Slams and the fifth curling event held in a spectator-free, controlled environment to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Grand Slams featuring domestic and international teams offer a combined $560,000 in prize money.
Einarson will represent Canada at both the women’s world championship April 30 to May 9 in Calgary, and the world mixed doubles championship later that month in Aberdeen, Scotland with Gushue.
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Published at Sun, 18 Apr 2021 21:42:10 +0000