CAMROSE, Alta. — Switzerland’s Team Raphaela Keiser and Italy’s Team Stefania Constantini are staying afloat in the women’s C-side of the Co-op Canadian Open.
Keiser took two points for the win in the eighth end to oust compatriots Team Silvana Tirinzoni 4-3 while Constantini counted three in the final frame to eliminate Team Tabitha Peterson from the United States 6-5 during Draw 13 action Friday morning.
It was the second straight victories for both Team Keiser and Team Constantini as they also started the tournament with back-to-back losses.
They’re now one more win away each from advancing to the playoffs and will next play in the women’s C-qualifiers Saturday morning with their opponents to be determined.
Teams must win three games before they lose three in order to reach the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Winnipeg’s Team Reid Carruthers also picked up their second consecutive win over in the men’s division after bouncing Toronto’s Team John Epping in a 6-4 set.
Team Tanner Horgan of Sudbury, Ont., won their second game as well by defeating Norway’s Team Magnus Ramsfjell 9-7.
Carruthers and Horgan advance to the men’s C-qualifiers Friday evening against opponents to be determined in the next draw.
Tirinzoni, Peterson, Epping and Ramsfjell are all out of the tournament finishing with 1-3 records.
Single draw tickets plus full-event, weekend and daily passes are available at the Encana Arena box office and online at camrosegsoc.goigniter.com.
NOTES: The Co-op Canadian Open is the fourth event of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season with 16 of the top men’s teams and 16 of the top women’s teams from around the world at Encana Arena. … Triple knockout action runs through to Saturday morning. … The quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday afternoon followed by the semifinals in the evening. Both finals are set for Sunday.