Fujisawa edges Lawes in spherical robin at Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship

TORONTO — Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa has drawn degree to a 2-2 round-robin document within the Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship.

Fujisawa edged Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes 6-4 in an additional finish throughout Draw 10 Thursday at Mattamy Athletic Centre with at some point and yet one more recreation to go in pool play.

Tied 2-2 on the fourth-end break, Fujisawa made a tough draw via a port then chipped and rolled into the four-foot circle to attain a single within the fifth after a measure.

Fujisawa went up 4-2 within the sixth when Lawes’ final shot ran out of fuel to surrender a steal.

Lawes (2-2) recovered and drew proper onto the highest of the button for a single within the seventh then stole one within the eighth to power OT when Fujisawa got here up brief on her final.

Fujisawa made no mistake on her final within the additional to get rid of Lawes’ stone and tack two factors on the board.

Crew Fujisawa made historical past on the final Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling occasion in January by capturing the Co-op Canadian Open to turn into the primary Asian-based membership to assert a serious title within the collection.

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Clancy Grandy’s Vancouver-based workforce climbed to a 3-1 document with an 8-3 win over Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones (1-3) in a conflict of Canadian golf equipment.

In males’s play, Canada’s Kevin Koe capped a two-win Thursday with an 8-2 victory over Korey Dropkin (0-4) from the US. Koe’s Calgary crew (3-1) additionally earned a 9-5 determination over Norway’s Magnus Ramsfjell throughout the morning draw.

Italy’s Joël Retornaz swept previous Canada’s Reid Carruthers 8-2 in solely 5 ends. Retornaz’s workforce raised their document to 3-1 whereas Carruthers, from Winnipeg, holds the precise reverse mark at 1-3.

Carruthers, third Brad Jacobs and second Derek Samagalski are taking part in as a trio this week with out lead Connor Njegovan (paternity go away).


Spherical-robin play continues at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT with broadcast protection on Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet NOW.

NOTES: The Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship options 12 of the highest males’s groups and 12 of the highest ladies’s groups from world wide primarily based on the World Curling Federation’s year-to-date world workforce rankings. … Spherical-robin play runs via to Friday. One of the best six groups general qualify for Saturday’s playoffs with the highest two receiving byes to the semifinals. Each finals are scheduled for Sunday. … The Pinty’s Cup may also be awarded to the season champions within the collection throughout the occasion.

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