Fujisawa edges Lawes in spherical robin at Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship


TORONTO — Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa has drawn stage to a 2-2 round-robin file within the Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship.

Fujisawa edged Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes 6-4 in an additional finish throughout Draw 10 Thursday at Mattamy Athletic Centre with in the future and yet another recreation to go in pool play.

Tied 2-2 on the fourth-end break, Fujisawa made a difficult draw by a port then chipped and rolled into the four-foot circle to attain a single within the fifth after a measure.

Fujisawa went up 4-2 within the sixth when Lawes’ final shot ran out of gasoline to surrender a steal.

Lawes (2-2) recovered and drew proper onto the highest of the button for a single within the seventh then stole one within the eighth to drive OT when Fujisawa got here up quick on her final.

Fujisawa made no mistake on her final within the additional to remove Lawes’ stone and tack two factors on the board.

Workforce Fujisawa made historical past on the final Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling occasion in January by capturing the Co-op Canadian Open to turn out to be the primary Asian-based membership to say a significant title within the collection.

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Clancy Grandy’s Vancouver-based group climbed to a 3-1 file with an 8-3 win over Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones (1-3) in a conflict of Canadian golf equipment.

In males’s play, Canada’s Kevin Koe capped a two-win Thursday with an 8-2 victory over Korey Dropkin (0-4) from america. Koe’s Calgary crew (3-1) additionally earned a 9-5 choice over Norway’s Magnus Ramsfjell through the morning draw.

Italy’s Joël Retornaz swept previous Canada’s Reid Carruthers 8-2 in solely 5 ends. Retornaz’s group raised their file to 3-1 whereas Carruthers, from Winnipeg, holds the precise reverse mark at 1-3.

Carruthers, third Brad Jacobs and second Derek Samagalski are taking part in as a trio this week with out lead Connor Njegovan (paternity depart).


Spherical-robin play continues at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT with broadcast protection on Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet NOW.

NOTES: The Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship options 12 of the highest males’s groups and 12 of the highest ladies’s groups from around the globe based mostly on the World Curling Federation’s year-to-date world group rankings. … Spherical-robin play runs by to Friday. The most effective six groups general 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 also be awarded to the season champions within the collection through the occasion.

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