Einarson opens Scotties Match of Hearts four-peat bid with a victory

Defending champion Kerri Einarson opened the Canadian ladies’s curling championship with an 11-8 win over Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges on Friday.

Einarson scored 4 factors within the eighth finish to take a commanding lead. Quebec shook arms after 9 ends.

Einarson’s crew is chasing a fourth straight nationwide title. 

Solely the Colleen Jones foursome from 2001 to 2004 has received 4 consecutive ladies’s championships.

In different ends in Friday night’s opening draw, B.C.’s Clancy Grandy beat Prince Edward Island’s Marie Christianson 10-6, Nova Scotia’s Christina Black defeated Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle 12-7 and Kaitlyn Lawes’ wild-card crew downed Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik 8-5.

The winner of the Scotties Match of Hearts on Feb. 26 represents Canada on the world championship March 18-26 in Sandviken, Sweden.

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