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Sports Previously unbeaten women's teams suffer setbacks at Grand Slam curling event

02:55  23 april  2021
02:55  23 april  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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CALGARY — No women's teams are unbeaten at the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship after the last two squads with unblemished records suffered losses on Thursday.

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South Korea's Min-Ji Kim gave up four in the eighth and final end and lost 6-3 to Switzerland's Elena Stern.

Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni, meanwhile, beat reigning Canadian champ Kerri Einarson 10-3.

Kim, Tirinzoni and Einarson are tied for first in Pool A at 2-1.

Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones, Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa, Russia's Alina Kovaleva and Sweden's Anna Hasselborg are tied for the lead in Pool B at 2-1.

Previously unbeaten women's teams suffer setbacks at Grand Slam curling event

  Previously unbeaten women's teams suffer setbacks at Grand Slam curling event CALGARY — No women's teams are unbeaten at the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship after the last two squads with unblemished records suffered losses on Thursday. South Korea's Min-Ji Kim gave up four in the eighth and final end and lost 6-3 to Switzerland's Elena Stern. Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni, meanwhile, beat reigning Canadian champ Kerri Einarson 10-3. Kim, Tirinzoni and Einarson are tied for first in Pool A at 2-1. Winnipeg'sSouth Korea's Min-Ji Kim gave up four in the eighth and final end and lost 6-3 to Switzerland's Elena Stern.

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In men's play, Scotland's Bruce Mouat leads Pool A at 3-0.

Mouat won the first of two Grand Slam events last week when he beat reigning Canadian champ Brendan Bottcher in the final of the Humpty's Champions Cup.

Brad Gushue of St. John's and Switzerland's Yannick Schwaller are tied for first in Pool B at 2-0.

Two more draws were scheduled for later Thursday.

After play Friday, the top six women's and men's teams qualify for the playoffs.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2021.

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