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Defending champ Val Sweeting secures playoff spot at Tour Challenge – CBC Sports

Defending champ Val Sweeting required an added end to stay unbeaten and also safeguard a spot in the playoffs at the Tour Challenge.

The Edmonton avoid racked up a solitary in the nine end to border Scotland’s Eve Muirhead 4- 3 on Thursday in round- robin play at the very first Conquest occasion of the period.

Muirhead (1- 2) linked it in the 8th with a solitary just to see Sweeting (4- 0) take back the lead one end later on.

Sweeting’s rink has actually assembled 10 wins straight at the competition going back to last period’s Tour Challenge run. In in 2014’s version, Sweeting dropped her very first draw prior to winning 6 straight to make the title.

Switzerland’s Alina Paetz is additionally 4- 0 after downing Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones 8- 6. Jones (2- 1) led 5- 3 via 5 ends prior to quiting a three-way in the 6th en path to her very first loss of the competition.

Sweeting and also Paetz are ensured a spot in the quarter- finals with their success.

At the same time, Ottawa’s Rachel Homan (1- 2) gained her very first win at the occasion with an 8- 6 success over China’s Bingyu Wang (1- 2), Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., racked up 3 in the 8th to defeat Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 6- 5 and also Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg (2- 1) increased up Julie Tippin (1- 2) of Woodstock, Ont., 8- 4.

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Suit Cover: Rachel Homan gets initially win at Tour Challenge 1: 12

On the males’s side, Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., and also Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., transferred to 3- 0 with triumphes at night attracts.

Gushue racked up 5 in the 5th end to defeat Calgary’s Kevin Koe (1- 2) 8- 4 while Jacobs fell Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock (2- 2) 9- 4.

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Additionally, Winnipeg’s Rub Simmons (3- 1) surpassed Scotland’s Kyle Smith (0- 3) effortlessly, 9- 2, American John Shuster (3- 1) downed experienced Glenn Howard (0- 3) of Islington, Ont., 9- 5 and also Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers (1- 3) defeat John Morris (0- 3) of Vernon, B.C., 9- 6.

The playoffs begin Saturday and also the finals are arranged for Sunday.

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