OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ottawa’s Team Rachel Homan picked up where they left off in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series.
After winning the HearingLife Tour Challenge in October, Team Homan kicked off their run in the WFG Masters with an 8-6 win over Team Isabella Wranå from Sweden on Tuesday at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.
Tied 5-5 after five, Homan grabbed the lead for good with a three-ender in the sixth.
Wranå was limited to just a single in the seventh, and Homan didn’t have to throw her last in the eighth end though as Wranā was unable to get shot rock.
The HearingLife Tour Challenge victory was Homan’s record-extending 12th Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s title.
Winnipeg’s Team Chelsea Carey stole one point in the eighth end to beat Sweden’s Team Anna Hasselborg 5-4.
Team Michele Jäggi took two in the eighth end for the 6-5 win over Team Silvana Tirinzoni in a Swiss derby and South Korea’s Team Eun-Ji Gim downed Team Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 9-3.
The WFG Masters continues with Draw 4 at 6:30 p.m. ET.
The WFG Masters is the third event of the 2022-23 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season featuring 16 of the top men’s teams and 16 of the top women’s teams from around the world. … Round-robin play runs through to Friday as teams play four games against opponents outside of their pools. … The top eight teams overall advance to Saturday afternoon’s quarterfinals. The semifinals are set for Saturday evening with both finals on tap for Sunday.