Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Scotland's Muirhead Wins Tiebreaker to Advance to Tour Challenge Playoffs

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Scotland's Muirhead Wins Tiebreaker to Advance to Tour Challenge Playoffs

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Quarter-finals set at Tour Challenge

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REGINA - The playoff matchups are set at the Tour Challenge.

Scotland's Eve Muirhead edged Julie Tippin of Woodstock, Ont., 5-4 on Friday in a tiebreaker to grab the last spot in the quarter-finals at the first Grand Slam event of the season.

Muirhead will face Switzerland's Alina Paetz, who finished first atop the round-robin standings alongside Edmonton's Val Sweeting with a 4-0 record. Sweeting, the defending champion, plays Winnipeg's Michelle Englot (2-2).

Sweeting's rink has put together 10 wins in a row at the tournament dating back to last season's Tour Challenge run. In last year's edition, Sweeting dropped her first draw before winning six straight to earn the title.

The other two quarter-final matchups will see Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones (3-1) versus Jacqueline Harrison (2-2) of Mississauga, Ont. …

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