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Einarson settles for tiebreakers after fumbling the opportunity to grasp a playoff berth

Key takeaways: 

  • Gushue bolts up top men’s seed, making bye to Sunday’s final after beating McEwen.
  • Kerri Einarson responds to a shot during her side’s 8-4 defeat to Team Rocque at Canadian Olympic curling tests on Friday.

Kerri Einarson faces defeat at the Olympic curling trials: 

Kerri Einarson wanted a victory Friday afternoon to book her playoff ticket at Canada’s Olympic curling tests. A failure to Kelsey Rocque not only damage her opportunities of getting the three-team cut, but it also gave two other sides beliefs.

Rocque operated a spoiler in the women’s round-robin finish by posting an 8-4 triumph over Einarson – the powerful national women’s champion – at SaskTel Centre.

The event left Einarson (4-4) in a three-team tiebreaker on Saturday. A victory would have given her a direct way to the semifinal against Jennifer Jones but now Einarson will have to conquer two more matches to get there.

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“We never do anything the easy way,” Einarson stated. “We’ve got to just keep grinding and keep fighting out there.” Source –

Jones and top-seeded Tracy Fleury secured up playoff points ahead in the competition. Fleury (8-0) finished round-robin play with a 7-6 victory over Jones in what was a warmup game for the winning skip ahead of Sunday’s final.

Einarson will next play Casey Scheidegger, who defeated Rachel Homan 8-6. The champion of that game Saturday morning will play Krista McCarville in the afternoon for the power to meet Jones in the night.

Scheidegger told she did some scoreboard-watching on the following sheet during her match.

“I can’t believe it, I’m very excited,” she stated. “It’s thrilling really. I have to thank our friend from Alberta, Kelsey Rocque, for helping us out there. So that was very kind of them.” Source –

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