On Sunday, Canada’s Brad Gushue won the Grand Slam at the National Curling Tournament, while Tracy Florey was knocked out in the women’s final. From St. John’s, New York, Gushue won his 12th career Grand Slam title, beating Scotland’s Bruce Muat 5-2 in the men’s final.
Gushue, Mark Nichols third, Brett Galant second, and Jeff Walker won $33,000.
Three-time Canadian champion Gushue overtook Mouat 94:41 and ended the tournament unbeaten 6-0. “It’s good to get it out,” said Gushue. “It was an uphill battle. Bruce and his team played well last year. Unfortunately, we lost the best game of the week, and luckily we picked the right time for it.
“We were stable. Mark played well all week, and that continues today. Both Brett also I stepped up our game today, and Jeff played well again.” Gushue seasoned to the final with a 5-2 win over Kevin Coe of Calgary in the semifinals on Saturday.
Hasselborg wins an extra match against Flori.
Florey from St. Paul Timur, Man., then lost in the women’s final 9-6 in extra time to Anna Hasselborg of Sweden at the Chestermere Recreation Center.
After all, there is no better team than Tim Einerson (Canada at LGT Women’s Curling World Cup 2021). The proof is Manitoba Link’s dominance in the Calgary curling balloon. Kelly Edison won the 2021 Princess Autoplayers Championship on Sunday.
This is in line with the Scotties Tournament of Hearts title won at WinSport in February.
“We only realized it then. I thought the girls played well,” replied Edison, Val Sweeting’s third since Pinty’s win at the Curling Grand Slam. “I’m happy that both Canadian teams are playing in the final when there are only four of us there.”
Florey, third Selena Egovan, second Liz Fife, and host Christine McQueen won $20,000. On Sunday, Team Fleury had a perfect 5-0 record and made it to the final after beating Kelsey Rock of Edmonton 6-3 in the semifinals. The national team, awarded US$300,000, consists of 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams in a triple knockout system from three groups.