By The Canadian Press
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.