A few clouds

Winnipeg, MB

19°c A few clouds

Full Forecast

Curling

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Olympic hopefuls Jones, Carey off to good start at Women's Curling Classic

Posted: 10/25/2013 2:37 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 10/25/2013 8:39 PM | Updates

Advertisement

  • Print
Skip Jennifer Jones in a game Friday morning in the 2013 Women's Curling Classic at the Fort Rouge Curling Club against Team Fordyce.

WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Enlarge Image

Skip Jennifer Jones in a game Friday morning in the 2013 Women's Curling Classic at the Fort Rouge Curling Club against Team Fordyce. Photo Store

WINNIPEG — Four-time Canadian champion Jennifer Jones is off to a fine start at the $60,000 Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Women’s Curling Classic that started today at the Fort Rouge Curling Club.

Jones' St. Vital Curling Club team posted a pair of wins, including tonight’s 6-4 decision over Bingyu Wang of China.

Jones downed Brandon’s Stacey Fordyce 7-1 in a game earlier today.

Chelsea Carey of the host club won her first game earlier today, 5-4 over Karen Fallis of Thistle, but dropped her evening game 6-5 to Michele Jaggi of Switzerland.

Jones and Carey are the only teams participating this week that have qualified for the Olympic Trials here in December.

Other opening-game winners included:

  • Wang, 6-2 over Tracy Horgan of Sudbury, Ont.
  • Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland, 8-2 over Granite’s Jill Thurston.
  • Trish Paulsen of Saskatoon, 5-3 over Edmonton’s Laura Crocker.
  • Jaggi, 6-4 over Fredericton’s Andrea Crawford.
  • Michelle Montford of Assiniboine Memorial, 7-5 over Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfrisson.
  • Edmonton’s Valerie Sweeting, 8-3 over Regina’s Michelle Englot.
  • Renee Sonnenberg, 8-4 over Pinawa’s Colleen Kilgallen.
  • Barb Spencer of Assiniboine Memorial, 7-4 over Switzerland’s Binia Fletscher.
  • Russia’s Anna Sidorova, 8-4 over East St. Paul’s Kim Link.
  • Fort Rouge’s Breanne Meakin 10-8 in an extra end over Mirjam Ott of Switzerland.
  • Calgary’s Crystal Webster, 6-3 over Fort Rouge’s Darcy Robertson.
  • Assiniboine’s Janet Harvey, 5-2 over Calgary’s Shannon Kleibrink.
  • Regina’s Ambert Holland, 8-4 over Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan.
  • Scotland’s Eve Muirhead, 7-2 over Fort Rouge’s Joelle Brown.

Play for the 32 rinks continues through the weekend, with the playoff round scheduled for Monday.

History

Updated on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 3:12 PM CDT: Removes byline.

8:39 PM: Complete write-through.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.