May 24th, 2024

Gushue advances to Grand Slam final

By The Canadian Press on April 13, 2024.

Brad Gushue pulled out a tight 6-5 win over Scotland's Ross Whyte to advance into the men's semifinal at the Grand Slam of Curling's season-ending Players' Championship on Saturday. Gushue in action during the final game against Sweden at the Men's World Curling Championship, at the IWC Arena in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Sunday, April 7, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Keystone, Christian Beutler

TORONTO – Brad Gushue has advanced to the championship final at the Grand Slam of Curling’s season-ending Players’ Championship.

The St. John’s, N.L., quartet defeated Scotland’s Ross Whyte 6-5 in Saturday’s quarterfinals, then edged Scotland’s Bruce Mouat 6-5 in the evening semifinals.

Gushue will face Italy’s Joel Retornaz in Sunday’s final. Retornaz topped world men’s champion Niklas Edin of Sweden 7-2 in the quarterfinals then trimmed Mike McEwen of Winnipeg 6-5 in the semifinals.

Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni defeated Ottawa’s Rachel Homan, the reigning world champion, 5-3 in Saturday night’s semifinal, to advance to Sunday’s final against Sweden’s Isabella Wrana, who defeated South Korea’s Gim Eun-ji 6-5 in the other semifinal.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2024.

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