Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gushue Downs Balsdon to Stay Undefeated through Grand Slam of Curling

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gushue Downs Balsdon to Stay Undefeated through Grand Slam of Curling

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Gushue beats Balsdon to stay undefeated

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SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Brad Gushue keeps rolling through the third Grand Slam of Curling tournament of the season.

Gushue, of St. John's, N.L., edged Greg Balsdon of Kingston, Ont., 7-6 on Thursday to improve to 3-0 in round-robin play at the National.

Gushue went undefeated in winning the two first Grand Slam events -- the Tour Challenge in September and the Masters last month.

Gushue, who leads Pool A, scored a deuce in the seventh end Thursday night to go up 7-5 over Balsdon (1-2). Balsdon earned a single in the eighth.

Winnipeg's Jason Gunnlaugson (3-0) leads Pool B while South Korea's Chang-Min Kim tops Pool C, also at 3-0.

Gunnlaugson defeated Calgary's Kevin Koe 8-6 in the afternoon draw to move into sole possession of first place in their pool. …

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