World Champion Jennifer Jones Earns Another Victory at Players’ Championship

World Champion Jennifer Jones Earns Another Victory at Players’ Championship

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Canada skip Jennifer Jones delivers a stone against the United States during the semifinal at the World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont., Saturday, March 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

TORONTO – Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones defeated South Korea’s EunJung Kim 8-2 on Friday afternoon to remain unbeaten at the Players’ Championship.

Jones, the reigning world champion, needed only six ends to complete the victory and improve to 5-0 in round-robin play.

In other early afternoon games at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, American Jamie Sinclair beat Calgary’s Chelsea Carey 7-3 and Winnipeg’s Kerri Einarson topped Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni 7-3.

American Nina Roth defeated Edmonton’s Laura Crocker 7-5 and Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa downed Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg 7-4.

In men’s play Friday morning, Sweden’s Niklas Edin doubled Scotland’s Bruce Mouat 6-3 and Winnipeg’s Jason Gunnlaugson beat Scotland’s Kyle Smith 5-3.

Calgary’s Kevin Koe edged Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers 6-5 and American John Shuster dumped Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher 9-4.

Jones was the lone unbeaten women’s skip while Koe (4-0) was the only undefeated men’s skip. Two more round-robin draws were scheduled for later Friday.

The playoffs at the Grand Slam event were set to begin Saturday and the finals were scheduled for Sunday.

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