Einarson, Gushue off to winning start at curling mixed doubles championship


Canadian women’s champion skip Kerri Einarson is off to a winning start at the Home Hardware national mixed doubles curling championship.

The Gimli, Man., curler and partner Brad Gushue of St. John’s beat Yukon siblings Bayly and Wade Scoffin 9-1 in the opening draw on Thursday.

Canadian men’s champion skip Brendan Bottcher didn’t enjoy his first game as much as Einarson. The Sherwood Park, Alta., curler and fiancee Bobbie Sauder lost 10-3 to Val Sweeting and Marc Kennedy.

WATCH | Sweeting, Kennedy hand Brier champ Bottcher and partner Sauder lopsided defeat:

Val Sweeting Marc Kennedy scored 4 in the first end and another 4 in the 3rd end, on the way to handing Brier champion Brendan Bottcher and his partner Bobbie Sauder a 10-3 defeat at the 2021 Canadian mixed doubles curling championships in Calgary. 0:58

Thirty-five duos are in the event. The top 12 teams emerging from five pools advance to playoffs March 23, followed by the gold-medal game March 25.

WATCH | Courtney, Moulding steal 3 in final end to defeat defending champions Peterman, Gallant:

Joanne Courtney and Darren Moulding stole 3 in the final end to defeat defending champions Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant 7-6 in the opening draw of the 2021 Canadian mixed doubles curling championships in Calgary. 0:55

The winners earn $50,000 and represent Canada at the world championship if and when the World Curling Federation names a date and a location.

Three more draws were set for later Thursday.

www.cbc.ca 2021-03-18 21:05:58


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