| November 5, 2021, 12: 52 AM
November 5, 2021, 12: 52 AM
CHESTERMERE, Alta.– Team Tracy Fleury and Team Silvana Tirinzoni moved through the A brackets of the triple knockout phase at 3-0 to advance to the Boost National playoffs.
Fleury, from East St. Paul, Man., warded off Winnipeg’s Team Jennifer Jones and Tirinzoni topped Sweden’s Team Anna Hasselborg by similar 5-4 ratings in the A-qualifiers throughout Draw 12 action Thursday night at Chestermere Recreation Centre.
Both Team Fleury and Team Tirinzoni have Friday off to get ready for the females’s quarterfinals Saturday afternoon. Group Jones and Team Hasselborg dropped into the B brackets with 2-1 records.
” We’re actually pleased,” stated Alina Pätz, who tosses last rocks for Team Tirinzoni. “We had a hard time a bit in the very first video game however brought our ‘A’ video game versus (Kerri) Einarson and continued that today. We’re feeling positive and delighted we made it to another quarterfinal.”
Team Fleury, who are ranked No. 1 on the planet, have actually preserved their Masters momentum after winning the opening occasion of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season a week-and-a-half back in Oakville, Ont.
” Definitely provides us a great deal of self-confidence,” avoid Tracy Fleury stated. “We’ve been attempting to construct this season to prepare yourself for the (Olympic) trials, which is difficult to think is 2 weeks away. I seem like we’re peaking at the correct time.”
Coincidentally, Fleury topped Jones in an additional end throughout the Masters ladies’s last and the repeat was another close match.
Starting with the hammer offered Fleury the edge in the rematch as she was virtually best on the draw-to-the-button shootout with her rock just 0.1 cm far from the pinhole. That set the speed and Fleury transformed with the hammer to begin drawing for a deuce in the very first frame.
Jones reacted taking 2 best back in the 2nd to connect it and it was binary code through the rest of the video game with only songs backward and forward. Fleury held the hammer in the last frame connected 4-all and made an open hit for the winning single.
” It was truly backward and forward and great deals of great shots by both groups,” stated Fleury, who shot an in reputable 95 percent. “It’s constantly a close video game with them and we’re delighted to come out with the win.”
It was likewise equally matched in between Team Tirinzoni and Team Hasselborg and a sneak peek of the Winter Olympic Games with both clubs currently reserving their tickets to Beijing.
Pätz drew to the four-foot circle to score 3 in the 3rd end and they led 4-2 after 6 up until Hasselborg had an open draw to score a deuce in the seventh end to bring things level.
The two-time ruling world champ Tirinzoni held the hammer getting home in 8 and Pätz managed the high-pressure draw to bite a piece of the button.
” It was a difficult video game,” Pätz stated. “I believe we played quite strong, however you can’t simply feel safe versus Team Hasselborg. It was a difficult video game, however I’m actually delighted we brought out the win.”
Meanwhile, Edmonton’s Team Laura Walker is still in the mix after thumping Switzerland’s Team Irene Schori 9-3 in the C brackets.
Things didn’t start so helpful for Walker (1-2) as Schori scored a deuce in the very first and took one in the 2nd for an early 3-0 hold. Walker removed the deficit and after that some in the 3rd end. Schori missed on both of her skips stone permitting Walker to score 4 and leap ahead.
Walker continued to add points as Schori had a hard time quiting taken songs in the 4th and 5th ends, 2 in the 6th and another in the seventh.
Japan’s Team Satsuki Fujisawa (1-2) likewise stayed afloat in the C-side scoring 3 in the seventh and taking one in the 8th end to shade Team Un-Chi Gim from South Korea 6-4.
Schori and Gim are now out of the competition completing with 0-3 records.
TRIPLE KNOCKOUT EXPLAINED
The triple knockout includes 3 brackets: A, B and C. Teams should win 3 video games in order to get approved for the playoffs. Each loss drops a group to a lower bracket up until they lose 3 video games and run out the competition. 2 A groups (3-0 records), 3 B groups (3-1 records) and 3 C groups (3-2 records) advance to the quarterfinals.
NO TICK ZONE
Teams can not tick guards off of the centre line while the five-rock, totally free guard zone is in result throughout the 8th and additional ends.
The Boost National is the second of 5 occasions on the 2021-22 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling schedule and functions 16 of the leading guys’s groups and 16 of the leading females’s groups from around the globe with a combined $300,000 reward handbag. … The winning groups making $33,000 plus areas in the season-ending KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup. … Triple knockout play goes through to Saturday early morning. The quarterfinals and semifinals are likewise Saturday with both finals set for Sunday.