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Reigning national champion Einarson dumps Lawes in five ends at Canadian Open

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CAMROSE, Alta. - Reigning national champion Kerri Einarson defeated Kaitlyn Lawes 7-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the Grand Slam of Curling's Canadian Open.

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CAMROSE, Alta. – Reigning national champion Kerri Einarson defeated Kaitlyn Lawes 7-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open.

Einarson needed only five ends to complete the victory at the triple-knockout competition.

In another all-Canadian Draw 6 matchup at Encana Arena, Abby Ackland scored a single in an extra end for a 5-4 win over Isabelle Ladouceur.

Canada skip Kerri Einarson celebrates winning the women's bronze medal game against the United States at the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s Jennifer Jones edged Italy’s Stefania Constantini 6-5 and Sweden’s Isabella Wrana shaded South Korea’s Eun Ji Gim 7-6.

Two men’s draws were scheduled for later Wednesday.

Play continues through Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 11, 2023.

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