Team Jennifer Jones Wins Season Opening Grand Slam of Curling Event
Story by Jonathan Brazeau of Sportsnet:
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Jennifer Jones captured her 10th title in the Grand Slam of Curling series after defeating former teammate Kaitlyn Lawes 7-4 Sunday in the women’s final of the HearingLife Tour Challenge.
Although Jones has now reached double digits, it’s her first with her Winnipeg and Altona, Man., club featuring third Karlee Burgess, second Emily Zacharias and lead Lauren Lenentine.
“It feels amazing,” Jones said. “It’s been a while. Just to do it with the girls, they’re so amazing, and to be in their first Slam final and come out with a win, that’ll be something that they’ll remember forever and I’m glad I could be a part of it.”
Jones weathered the storm through the round-robin finishing with a 2-2 record and needing draw-to-the-button shootout totals to qualify as the No. 7 seed. The team upended Switzerland’s Team Silvana Tirinzoni 7-4 in the quarterfinals and Sweden’s Team Anna Hasselborg 7-5 in the semis to reach the championship game.
“It’s so exciting,” Burgess said. “It was a long week, it was battle going 2-2 in the round-robin, but we just wanted to get through those quarters and then keep on winning. It’s super cool to win my first Grand Slam and to do it along with these girls and Jenn is pretty special.”
Full story can be found here – https://thegrandslamofcurling.com/jones-tops-lawes-to-claim-hearinglife-tour-challenge-womens-title/
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