Jones beats Muirhead at Champions Cup

CALGARY — Jennifer Jones remained undefeated at the Champions Cup curling competition with a 7-6 win over Scotland’s Eve Muirhead in Thursday’s afternoon draw.

Muirhead scored two to tie the game 6-6 heading into the eighth and final end, but Jones’ Winnipeg rink used the hammer to their advantage to score he decisive point and improve to 2-0.

In other Draw 7 action, Edmonton’s Val Sweeting thumped Russia’s Victoria Moiseeva 7-1 and Ottawa’s Rachel Homan beat Winnipeg’s Kerri Einarson 6-4.

Homan and Sweeting led Pool A after seven draws at 2-1, while Jones and Switzerland’s Alina Paetz led Pool B at 2-0.

Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg and Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni were tied atop Pool C at 2-0.

In men’s action, Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., beat Scotland’s Grant Hardie 8-6, while Scotland’s Tom Brewster downed Yusuke Morozumi of Japan 9-3.

Jacobs led Pool C after seven draws at 2-0. American John Shuster led Pool A at 2-0 while Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen led Pool B at 2-0.

Two more draws were scheduled for later Thursday.

The playoffs at the Grand Slam event begin Saturday and the finals are scheduled for Sunday.

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