Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 11/19/2012 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
BRANTFORD, Ont. -- Calgary's Kevin Koe led his rink past Kelowna's Jim Cotter 7-5 on Sunday to win the men's final at the Grand Slam of Curling's Masters event.
Ottawa's Rachel Homan dispatched Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey 8-3 to win the women's championship.
"We've been doing really well on the Slam side of the events, but it's nice to finally win a final," said Homan. "I think we picked the right one to win and this is just an amazing feeling."
Homan led 3-0 after three ends, 5-3 after six and then added three points in the seventh and final end.
In the men's final Cotter took a 3-2 lead in the third end, but Koe scored three in the fifth to take control of the match.
Koe then added a point in the sixth for a 6-3 advantage. Cotter scored two in the seventh end but Koe added a point in the eighth.
"This was my seventh Grand Slam final and my first win," said Koe, who won a world title in 2010. "It's been a long time coming."
-- The Canadian Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 19, 2012 C7
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Kevin Martin says goodbye with a win
Olympic medallist Kevin Martin retires
Jones edges Sigfridsson at Grand Slam event
Curling champ assembles new team for next winter
Stoughton assembles new foursome for next winter
Another go for Olympic champs
Jones team planning another four-year run
Jones team aims for 2018 Olympics