Curling Scores

W: Meridian Canadian Open
North Battleford, SK
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: CF -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 3:00pm CT
Rachel Homan
Silvana Tirinzoni

Final
(8)
M: Meridian Canadian Open
North Battleford, SK
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: CF -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 11:30am CT
Brendan Bottcher
John Epping

Final
(7)
M: NWT Masters
Yellowknife, NT
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: CF -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 2:30pm MT
Glen Hudy
Jack MacKinnon

Final
(7)
W: NL Scotties
St. Johns, NL
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: CF -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 2:30pm NT
Cathlia Ward
Kelli Turpin

Final
(10)
W: PEI Scotties
Alberton, PEI
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: PO2 -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 2:00pm AT
Veronica Smith
Suzanne Birt

10 
Final
(8)
M: PEI Tankard
Alberton, PEI
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: PO1 -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 8:00am ET
John Likely
Eddie MacKenzie

Final
(10)
W: NWT Scotties
Yellowknife, NT
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: 3 -- Fri, Jan 11 -- 2:30pm MT
Kerry Galusha
Tyanna Bain
10 
Final
(6)
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Regina Crowd Rides Bottcher into Brier Semifinal


REGINA, Saskatchewan -- By Rory McCusker -- Alberta's Brendan Bottcher (photo by Anil Mungal) has quickly become a crowd favourite at the Tim Hortons Brier, steal an extra end win over Brad Jacobs to advance to the semifinal.

Bottcher played a conservative game until the sixth end, when in a tied game they stole a point to take back the advantage. Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs capitalized on misses from Alberta third Darren Moulding to score two, then stole another point in the eighth endend when Bottcher came up light on a draw.

After blanking the ninth end, Alberta played a curled near perfect tenth end, setting up their stones throughout the house leaving no easy doubles for Northern Ontario. On his last shot of the end, Brad Jacobs made a near perfect hit and roll forcing Bottcher to made a big shot to the enjoyment of the raucous Regina crowd to score 2 and force the extra end.

In the extra end, things went predictably. Peels from Northern Ontario, guards and come-arounds from Alberta. Into skip shots, Bottcher was looking at overlapping rocks in the rings, with Jacobs having the shot stone at the top of the button.

Faced with an option to attempt an easier runback leaving Jacobs a more makeable shot, Bottcher instead chose the more difficult draw to sit shot which was made perfectly forcing Jacobs, among the best hitters in the game a touch shot for the win.

"Brad Jacobs isn’t missing the eight foot," Bottcher said ahead of the game.

Due to the overlapping situation in the front of the house, was forced to follow Bottcher to the button, but a little extra weight say the stone saile wide, giving Bottcher a steal and the win to the delight of the crowd.

Dawning the blue alberta jacket at the brier has seemed to bring out the best in this Bottcher team, with Bottcher himself looking relaxed and confident as he makes pressure shots, and deals with adversity during the game.

"Everyone in these playoffs is probably a favorite against us," Bottcher admits. "But as far as I’m concerned, were playing great."

Bottcher entered the playoffs shooting 86%, behind only Brad Gushue and Jacobs.

"When we leave here, its going to be a success either way." said Bottcher.

Curling Scores

W: Meridian Canadian Open
North Battleford, SK
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: CF -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 3:00pm CT
Rachel Homan
Silvana Tirinzoni

Final
(8)
M: Meridian Canadian Open
North Battleford, SK
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: CF -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 11:30am CT
Brendan Bottcher
John Epping

Final
(7)
M: NWT Masters
Yellowknife, NT
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: CF -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 2:30pm MT
Glen Hudy
Jack MacKinnon

Final
(7)
W: NL Scotties
St. Johns, NL
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: CF -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 2:30pm NT
Cathlia Ward
Kelli Turpin

Final
(10)
W: PEI Scotties
Alberton, PEI
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: PO2 -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 2:00pm AT
Veronica Smith
Suzanne Birt

10 
Final
(8)
M: PEI Tankard
Alberton, PEI
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: PO1 -- Sun, Jan 13 -- 8:00am ET
John Likely
Eddie MacKenzie

Final
(10)
W: NWT Scotties
Yellowknife, NT
Teams | Scores | Standings | Playoffs
Draw: 3 -- Fri, Jan 11 -- 2:30pm MT
Kerry Galusha
Tyanna Bain
10 
Final
(6)
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Rachel Homan wins Meridian Canadian Open

Rachel Homan wins Meridian Canadian Open

Rachel Homan (Ottawa, Ontario) wins the Meridian Canadian Open, defeating Silvana Tirinzoni (Aarau, SUI) 4-3 at the Civic Centre in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

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