May 27th, 2024

Canada’s Gushue and Switzerland’s Tirinzoni claim titles at Players’ Championship

By The Canadian Press on April 14, 2024.

Switzerland's skip Silvana Tirinzoni delivers a rock against South Korea during World Women’s Curling Championship action in Sydney, N.S. on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Tirinzoni defeated Sweden's Isabella Wrana 6-5 on Sunday to win the Princess Auto Players' Championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

TORONTO – Canada’s Brad Gushue beat top-ranked Joel Retornaz of Italy 7-6 on Sunday to win the Princess Auto Players’ Championship.

Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni beat Sweden’s Isabella Wrana 6-5 in the women’s final earlier in the day at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Gushue, from St. John’s, N.L., made a single in the eighth end for the victory.

He was coming off a second-place finish at the world championship last week in Switzerland.

Tirinzoni forced Wrana to play a low-percentage in-off with her final shot in the women’s final. The Swedish skip needed to score a deuce to force an extra end but could only manage a single.

The competition is the final event on the Grand Slam of Curling calendar.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2024.

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