Team Gushue 3-0 at Grand Slam

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Team Brad Gushue has won all three games the team has played this week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Gushue’s St. John’s, N.L. foursome defeated Team Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont. 6-2 on Thursday to go to 3-0 and clinch a spot in the men’s Tier I playoffs.

Team Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton also improved to 3-0 after a 9-6 victory over Team Yannick Schwaller of Switzerland

Team John Shuster of the United States improved to 2-1 with a 9-3 victory over Team Peter de Cruz of Switzerland.

In women’s Tier I action, Team Nina Roth from the U.S. also stood at 3-0 and secured a playoff spot by defeating team Isabella Wrana of Sweden 7-5.

A host of other women’s team entered Friday’s action still vying for playoff positions.

Thursday’s results are as follows:

TIER I

8 a.m. – Bottcher 9 Schwaller 6, McEwen 8 de Cruz 6, Howard 8 McDonald 3 Roth 9 Carey 4

Noon – Silvernagle 6 Stern 4, Rocque 6 Yoshimura 5, Fleury 4 Einarson 2, Tirinzoni 8 Hasselborg 1, Jacobs 6 Gunnlaugson 3

4 p.m. – Koe 7 Houat 2, Roth 7 Wrana 5, Gushue 6 Howard 2,Edin 7 Epping 2, Shuster9 de Cruz 3

8 p.m. – Gunnlaugson 7 Dunstone 2, Jacobs 6 Shwaller 3, Jones 10 Homan 4, Fujisawa 7 Rocque 6, Tirinzoni 9 Scheidegger 1

TIER II

8 a.m. – Birt 6 Glynn2, Bryce 8 Van Dorp 6, Sturmay 6 K. Thompson 1, Walker 6 Brown 1, Fournier 11 Calvert 4

Noon – Muyres 6 Smith 2, Balsdon 6 Arsenault 4, Feltscher 7 St-Georges 0, Ruohomen 8 Glynn 3

4 p.m. – Gattan 6 JA. Murphy 5, Peterson 7 Hilliard 3, Calvert 8 Jones 3, Stevens 7 K. Thompson 4, Crawford 8 Glynn 3

8 p.m. – Duncan 5 Kim 2, Birt 9 Jentsch 1, Fournier 8 S. Thompson 3, Sturmay 3 Horgan 2, Van Dorp 6 Muyres 5


Skip Kerri Einarson from Manitoba delivers a stone during the 8 a.m. Friday draw. (Goodwin photo)