Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni Wins Tiebreaker to Fill Final Spot in Quarters

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni Wins Tiebreaker to Fill Final Spot in Quarters

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Women's quarter-finals set at Champions Cup

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SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. - Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni downed Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa 7-6 in the tiebreaker draw at the Champions Cup curling event on Friday night to advance into the quarter-finals.

Tirinzoni was the last skip on the women's side to qualify for Saturday's eight-team quarter-finals at the seventh and final event of the Grand Slam season and will face Japan's Ayumi Ogasawara.

Ogasawara (4-0) was the only female skip to go undefeated through the 15-team round-robin portion of the event. Tirinzoni is 3-2 after the tiebreaker.

In the other women's quarters, Edmonton's Val Sweeting (3-1) will play Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones (3-1), Winnipeg's Kerri Einarson (3-1) is up against Saskatoon's Stefanie Lawton (2-2) and Ottawa's Rachel Homan (3-1) draws Edmonton's Kelsey Rocque (2-2). …

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