Ontario’s Rachel Homan kicked off play within the championship pool Friday with a 7-6 victory over Chelsea Carey of Team Wild Card One on the Canadian girls’s curling playdowns.
Carey, who’s filling in at skip for Tracy Fleury this week, had hammer within the tenth finish however gave up a steal of 1 when she barely missed a runback double-takeout try.
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The top-seeded Homan improved to 8-1 alongside with Canada’s Kerri Einarson, who defeated Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson 10-6.
In other early video games on the Markin MacPhail Centre, Alberta’s Laura Walker wanted an additional finish to get by Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges 7-6 and Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones posted a 12-8 win over Beth Peterson of Team Wild Card Three.
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Another draw was scheduled for Friday night time and three extra attracts have been set for Saturday.
Homan, a three-time Hearts champion, began slowly by settling for singles in three of the primary 5 ends. Carey, who edged Homan within the 2019 Scotties last, picked up deuces within the second and fourth earlier than giving up a steal within the sixth.
Carey tried to clean the seventh finish however her stone hung round for some extent. Homan was a tad extensive on an up-weight elevate try within the eighth, permitting Carey to steal for a two-point cushion.
A Homan deuce tied the sport however Carey could not reap the benefits of hammer coming residence.
Jones, in the meantime, who’s aiming for a document seventh nationwide title, stole 5 factors within the tenth finish to enhance to 7-2. Saskatchewan, Alberta and Quebec have been tied in fourth place at 6-3 and the remaining wild-card groups have been at 5-4.
The top three groups within the eight-team pool will advance to the playoffs Sunday.
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The second- and third-place groups will meet in a day semifinal for a berth within the night last in opposition to the first-place staff.
The Hearts winner will return as Team Canada on the 2022 nationwide playdowns in Thunder Bay, Ont. The champion will additionally earn a berth within the Olympic Trials in November at Saskatoon.
The males’s nationwide championship — the Tim Hortons Brier — begins March 5 on the similar Canada Olympic Park venue. The Hearts is the primary of six bonspiels to be held on the enviornment by late April.