Workforce Einarson, Workforce Lawes clinch playoff berths in WFG Masters


Oakville, Ont. — Workforce Kerri Einarson and Workforce Kaitlyn Lawes maintained their momentum within the WFG Masters on Thursday evening to safe their spots within the playoffs.

Einarson, from Gimli, Man., doubled up on Vancouver’s Workforce Clancy Grandy 8-4 whereas Workforce Lawes, with Selena Njegovan skipping the Winnipeg membership, downed Workforce Eun-Jung Kim of South Korea 9-3 throughout Draw 12 round-robin motion at Sixteen Mile Sports activities Advanced.

Each Workforce Einarson and Workforce Lawes clinched playoff berths with unblemished 3-0 data and one round-robin recreation remaining apiece on Friday.

Ottawa’s Workforce Rachel Homan additionally locked down their place within the quarterfinals at 3-0 earlier Thursday with a 7-5 win over Workforce Silvana Tirinzoni from Switzerland.

Einarson set the tone early in opposition to Grandy by pulling off one among her patented cross-house double takeouts within the opening body to attain a deuce.

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Grandy, who’s initially from close by Burlington, was held to a single within the second and wrecked on her personal guard within the third, which allowed Einarson to simply draw for 3 factors and a 5-1 maintain on the match.

Though Grandy (1-2) recovered with a deuce within the fourth to chop the deficit in half, Einarson was on her recreation and fired a runback double to rely one other trey within the fifth that every one however put the sport out of attain.

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The reigning HearingLife Tour Problem Tier 2 champion Grandy grabbed one other single within the sixth after which shook palms.

In the meantime, Workforce Lawes have been restricted to a single within the first in opposition to Workforce Kim however have been capable of construct a 3-0 lead because of back-to-back steals within the second and third.

With Workforce Lawes up 4-1 after 5, Kim scored a deuce in six however couldn’t utterly shut the hole. Workforce Lawes accomplished an open draw for 3 within the seventh to make it 7-3.

Kim (0-3) opted to proceed for the eighth finish however was unable to get the equalizing 4 factors and as an alternative handed over two extra to Workforce Lawes.

Njegovan, who usually throws third, is skipping the squad this week with Lawes away on maternity depart. Laura Walker is subbing at third.

Elsewhere in Draw 12, Workforce Tabitha Peterson from the USA improved to a 2-1 report with a 7-3 victory over Japan’s Workforce Satsuki Fujisawa (1-2).

Winnipeg’s Workforce Jennifer Jones additionally climbed to 2-1 by holding off Workforce Raphaela Keiser of Switzerland 5-4.

Keiser dropped to a 0-3 report and has been eradicated from rivalry.

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UP NEXT

The WFG Masters resumes Friday with Draw 13 at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT.

Broadcast protection picks up once more with Draw 14 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW.

NOTES

The WFG Masters is the third occasion of the 2022-23 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season that includes 16 of the highest males’s groups and 16 of the highest girls’s groups from world wide. … Spherical-robin play runs by way of to Friday as groups play 4 video games in opposition to opponents outdoors of their swimming pools. … The highest eight groups total advance to Saturday afternoon’s quarterfinals. The semifinals are set for Saturday night with each finals on faucet for Sunday.

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