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Homan drops opener at Players’ Championship a day after winning 11th Grand Slam title

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Homan drops opener at Players’ Championship a day after winning 11th Grand Slam title

Scotland’s Bruce Mouat bought the higher of Brendan Bottcher for the 2nd time in two days.

Mouat toppled Bottcher 9-6 on Tuesday in round-robin action at the Princess Auto Players’ Championship — one day after beating the Edmonton-based rink in the final of the Humpty’s Champion Cup.

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Bottcher scored three in the 2nd waste on Tuesday for an early 3-0 lead, but Mouat chipped away and then sealed the victory with a five situation in the eighth waste.

Meanwhile, a day after winning a document 11th Grand Slam of Curling title, Ontario’s Rachel Homan fell to Russia’s Alina Kovaleva in the gap draw of the Princess Auto Players’ Championship.

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Kovaleva’s team broke launch a 3-3 tie with three aspects in the fifth waste.

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Homan’s Ottawa-based team was coming off a 6-3 capture over Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni on Monday night in the final of the Humpty’s Champions Cup.


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Kerri Einarson — the Canadian national champion from Gimli, Man. — Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones, Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg, South Korea’s Minji Kim and Tirinzoni have been Day 1 winner on the ladies’s facet.

World champion Niklas Edin of Sweden, Calgary’s Kevin Koe, Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs, Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador and Switzerland’s Yannick Schwaller started 1-0 in males’s play.

Spherical-robin play continues on Wednesday.

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