RED DEER, Alta. — Anna Hasselborg and her undefeated Swedish squad scored the No. 1 seed for the Co-op Canadian Open ladies’s playoffs.
Hasselborg wrapped up round-robin play Friday evening with a 6-4 resolution in opposition to Winnipeg’s Group Kaitlyn Lawes in Draw 16 at Servus Enviornment.
The seven-time Grand Slam of Curling ladies’s champion Hasselborg posted an excellent 4-0 file via pool play and the bottom draw-to-the-button shootout overall at 17.0 cm to fasten down the No. 1 spot heading into Saturday’s quarterfinals.
“It’s been some time, so it feels so just right,” stated Sara McManus who throws 3rd on Group Hasselborg. “That is precisely the spot we wish to be at. To complete off with two nice video games, that feels so great simply having just right self belief at the moment.”
It might were laborious to image Group Hasselborg occurring a 4-0 run to begin the week as they had to channel Kevin Koe and his down-to-the-wire ability set to squeak out wins of their first two video games.
“That isn’t how we wish to pass,” McManus stated with amusing. “We don’t wish to stay at the Koe development, however they wrote they had been happy with us, so I assume we did it just right. That was once demanding the primary two video games.”
Hasselborg will face the winner of a morning tiebreaker between Winnipeg’s Group Jennifer Jones and Group Tabitha Peterson of the US.
Lawes, who wanted the victory for an opportunity to bump Peterson from the tiebreaker recreation, was once eradicated with a 1-3 file.
Group Hasselborg secured the hammer to begin, and the skip pulled off a difficult slash double takeout that was once at the mark to attain a deuce.
“That is what we in reality attempted to attempt for as a result of successful the hammer is so vital in each and every recreation,” McManus stated. “We put numerous effort going into looking to win the hammer each and every recreation.”
Lawes drew for 2 proper again in the second one however fell into hassle within the 3rd finish and had to make a double takeout to restrict the wear and tear. Hasselborg hit to rely every other couple of issues and retake the lead 4-2.
Alternatives had been misplaced within the following two ends. Lawes was once not able to maintain the tempo as an opportunity to make a nostril hit for a couple within the fourth was once off the objective and rolled away for only a unmarried. Hasselborg additionally needed to accept one within the 5th as her draw got here up mild.
The purpose that were given clear of Hasselborg got here again within the 6th within the type of a scouse borrow as Lawes’ runback wrecked on a guard to make it 6-3.
Going through 3 counters within the 7th, Lawes tapped for a unmarried to near again inside of two however that passed the hammer again to Hasselborg for the general finish.
Hasselborg didn’t wish to throw her ultimate within the 8th regardless that, as Lawes wanted to take a seat two however clipped her guard at the means.
“It was once a a laugh recreation to play,” McManus stated. “Kaitlyn and the workforce will all the time come up with a just right recreation, so it’s going to be so tricky, however I’m very happy with the workforce nowadays.”
In other places in Draw 16, Ottawa’s Group Rachel Homan (3-1) complicated with an 8-3 win over Group Delaney Strouse (0-4) from the US.
South Korea’s Group Eun-Jung Kim additionally clinched a playoff berth at 3-1 by means of defeating Group Isabella Wrana 7-2 and getting rid of the Swedish squad (2-2) in accordance with shootout totals.
South Korea’s Group Eun-Ji Gim (3-1) made it via with a 7-3 victory as opposed to Winnipeg’s Group Kate Cameron (0-4).
TIEBREAKERS (SATURDAY, 10:30 A.M. ET / 8:30 A.M. MT; NO TV)
• Group Brad Gushue vs. Group Kevin Koe
• Group Jennifer Jones vs. Group Tabitha Peterson
MEN’S QUARTERFINALS (SATURDAY, 2 P.M. ET / NOON MT; SPORTSNET ONE, SPORTSNET+)
• Group Yannick Schwaller vs. Tiebreaker winner
• Group Brendan Bottcher vs. Group Matt Dunstone
• Group Bruce Mouat vs. Group James Craik
• Group Ross Whyte vs. Group Joël Retornaz
WOMEN’S QUARTERFINALS (SATURDAY, 6 P.M. ET / 4 P.M. MT; SPORTSNET ONE, SPORTSNET+)
• Group Anna Hasselborg vs. Tiebreaker winner
• Group Eun-Ji Gim vs. Group Rachel Homan
• Group Silvana Tirinzoni vs. Group Eun-Jung Kim
• Group Kerri Einarson vs. Group Satsuki Fujisawa
The Co-op Canadian Open is the fourth tournament of the Grand Slam of Curling season that includes 16 of the highest males’s groups and 16 of the highest ladies’s groups from world wide. … The semifinals also are on faucet Saturday at 10 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. MT on Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet+. … Each finals are scheduled for Sunday.