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Reigning national champion Kerri Einarson remains unbeaten at Co-op Canadian Open

By The Canadian Press on January 18, 2024.

Canada's Kerri Einarson defeated American Tabitha Peterson 7-4 on Thursday to remain unbeaten at the Grand Slam of Curling's Co-op Canadian Open. Einarson delivers a rock while playing Manitoba during the final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday, February 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RED DEER, Alta. – Canada’s Kerri Einarson defeated American Tabitha Peterson 7-4 on Thursday to remain unbeaten at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Co-op Canadian Open.

Einarson (3-0), the reigning national champion from Gimli, Man., scored three points in the second end and secured the victory with a deuce in the seventh.

In other round-robin games, Edmonton’s Selena Sturmay (1-2) posted a 6-1 win over Regina’s Jolene Campbell (0-3) and Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni (3-0) needed just five ends to complete a 7-1 rout of Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa (2-1).

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones (2-1) dumped Rebecca Morrison 12-5 in the other early game at Servus Arena. The Scottish side remained winless at 0-3.

Three more draws are scheduled for later in the day. Play continues through Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2024.

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