August 31, 2015


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Cathy O defeats Jennifer Jones

CHARLOTTETOWN —Manitoba’s Cathy Overton-Clapham defeated Team Canada’s Jennifer Jones 8-5 here tonight in what was the most highly anticipated matchup of the 2011 Canadian women's curling championship.

Overton-Clapham, fired by Jones last spring as third on the three-time defending Canadian champion, played one of the greatest games in the history of her storied curling career, blistering Jones with hits, draws, rolls and a decisive pick for a deuce in the ninth end en route to a memorable win here Wednesday night before a raucous crowd inside the Charlottetown Civic Centre and what is expected to have been a monstrous television audience across Canada.

Manitoba skip Cathy Overton-Clapham smiles after making a shot against Team Canada in the night draw at the 2011 Tournament of Hearts in Charlottetown, PEI on Wednesday.

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Manitoba skip Cathy Overton-Clapham smiles after making a shot against Team Canada in the night draw at the 2011 Tournament of Hearts in Charlottetown, PEI on Wednesday.

The win was meaningless in the standings for Manitoba, who were just 2-6 coming into the night and were already eliminated from the playoffs.

But it was a costly loss for Jones, who went from being alone in second place at 6-2 and in control of her team’s destiny prior to the Manitoba game to now being 6-3 and mired in a four-way logjam for second heading into the final day of the round-robin on Thursday

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