Homan steals win from Lawes at Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship


TORONTO — Rachel Homan stole single factors within the closing three ends to swipe a 6-4 victory over Kaitlyn Lawes on Wednesday afternoon within the Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship at Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Homan’s Ottawa membership levelled their document to 1-1 within the round-robin portion of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling main event whereas Lawes’ crew from Winnipeg is at 2-1.

“It’s all the time good to win a decent battle,” stated Tracy Fleury, who throws third stones and handles skip duties for Group Homan. “There have been a variety of good pictures made by each groups. It was sport.”

Rachel Brown is subbing for Group Homan lead Sarah Wilkes, who’s anticipating a child, and Fleury is comfortable to have the three-time Grand Slam champion on board this week.

“She brings , enjoyable vitality,” Fleury stated. “She’s so optimistic and he or she makes a variety of pictures. She’s spare to have, for certain.”

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The crew remains to be relying on Wilkes, who has been on the bench for his or her video games — even all through the nervous moments.

“It’s good that she was in a position to come right here and assist us from the bench,” Fleury stated. “She is aware of the sport so effectively, so it’s good to have the ability to draw on her expertise right here this week.”

Lawes appeared to be accountable for the match scoring a deuce within the fourth finish to guide 4-2 on the break.

Homan was held to a single within the fifth as her shooter was unable to make it by the wall of guards however promoted certainly one of her personal stones in to attain.

That’s when it was an categorical route on the steal prepare as Lawes was unable to make a double takeout within the sixth that tied it up after which conceded the lead within the seventh by jamming in a messy home.

Lawes was in a position to navigate by a decent port together with her final rock of the sport in an try to seize the equalizer for an additional finish, nevertheless, when it stopped it was too near name and a measurement awarded the purpose to Homan.

Elsewhere, Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones scored 4 within the fourth, stole one within the fifth and two within the sixth throughout a 9-6 victory over Tabitha Peterson from the US. It was the primary win of the occasion for Jones (1-2).

Peterson (1-1) referred to as upon coach/tremendous spare Cathy Overton-Clapham to play lead with Tara Peterson absent.

In males’s play, Ross Whyte (2-0) scored two within the eighth to elevate his Scottish aspect to a 3-2 win over Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers (1-2).

Norway’s Magnus Ramsfjell (1-1) stole away the second half to win 8-3 over Korey Dropkin (0-3) from the US.

Ramsfjell broke a 3-3 tie with a steal of two within the fifth then pirated one other pair of factors within the sixth plus yet one more within the seventh.


Another draw is on faucet Wednesday with round-robin play persevering with at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

NOTES: The Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship options 12 of the highest males’s groups and 12 of the highest girls’s groups from all over the world primarily based on the World Curling Federation’s year-to-date world crew rankings. … Spherical-robin play runs by to Friday with groups taking part in 5 video games of their pool. The very best six groups total qualify for Saturday’s playoffs with the highest two receiving byes to the semifinals. Each finals are scheduled for Sunday. … The Pinty’s Cup may even be awarded to the season champions within the collection in the course of the occasion.

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