December 7, 2022

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Einarson downs Homan to start GSOC Players’ Championship title defence

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TORONTO — Double defending winner Kerri Einarson and her staff from Gimli, Man., opened their Princess Auto Players’ Championship title defence Tuesday with a 6-2 victory about Rachel Homan’s Ottawa club.

Einarson captured the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling important when the event was very last held in Toronto in 2019, and again final calendar year in the Calgary bubble. The Princess Automobile Players’ Championship was not held in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was a textbook start out for Einarson drawing for deuces in the initially and 3rd ends and holding Homan to singles in the next and fourth to lead 4-2 at the break.

Following a blank in the five, Einarson was forced to draw for a one in six. Homan missed a double endeavor in seven to give up a steal of a person issue and conceded the match.

Team Einarson (1-) continue to be in the A Celebration of the triple knockout even though Staff Homan (-1) dropped into the B brackets.

That set up a Scotties Tournament of Hearts last rematch with Einarson subsequent going through Crew Krista McCarville of Thunder Bay, Ont., who topped Sweden’s Staff Anna Hasselborg 9-4.

The Princess Car Players’ Championship characteristics a triple knockout preliminary spherical consisting of three brackets: A, B and C. Teams must acquire 3 games in buy to qualify for the playoffs. Every decline drops a group to a lower bracket till they drop three online games and are out of the event. Two A teams (3- information), 3 B groups (3-1 data) and 3 C groups (3-2 information) advance to the quarterfinals. 

Somewhere else in the second draw, 3-time reigning globe winner Workforce Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland downed Germany’s Group Daniela Jentsch 7-2 and Japan’s Group Satsuki Fujisawa secured a 7-1 rout in excess of Team Mackenzie Zacharias of Altona, Person.

UP Following

The Princess Car Players’ Championship continues with Attract 3 at 3 p.m. ET.

TELEVISED

Broadcast protection of the Princess Car Players’ Championship commences Thursday at Midday ET / 9 a.m. PT on Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW (Canada) and Yare (intercontinental).

NO TICK ZONE

Teams are unable to tick guards off of the centre line whilst the five-rock, cost-free guard zone is in result throughout the game. Pursuing an infraction of the rule, the non-offending group may possibly decide to leave the predicament as is.

NOTES

The Princess Automobile Players’ Championship is the third party of the 2021-22 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling time featuring 16 of the major men’s groups and 16 of the leading women’s groups from about the environment with a combined $350,000 prize purse. Winning groups gain $35,000. … The Pinty’s Cup will also be awarded to the period champions adhering to the summary of the Princess Vehicle Players’ Championship. Winners of the Pinty’s Cup receive $50,000 bonuses.