Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kevin Koe Tied for Tops in Pool A at Players' Championship with 2-0 Record

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kevin Koe Tied for Tops in Pool A at Players' Championship with 2-0 Record

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Koe perfect at Players' Championship

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TORONTO - World champion Kevin Koe is one of four curlers to start off the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship with a perfect 2-0 record.

His Calgary rink beat Charley Thomas 6-4 in Draw 3 before downing Glenn Howard by an identical score in Draw 5 later Wednesday night.

Koe, who won the men's world curling title last week in Basel, Switzerland, scored three in the seventh end to take a three point lead. Howard, from Penetanguishene, Ont., came back to score one in the eighth but it wasn't enough.

Joining Koe atop the Pool A standings is Brad Jacobs.

Jacobs, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., picked up his second win of the tournament when he beat Winnipeg's Reid Carruthers 6-2 in Draw 5.

The 2014 Winter Olympics gold medallist had a deuce in the fourth end and extended his lead over Carruthers with three in the sixth before the two sides shook hands. …

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