FREDERICTON – Rachel Homan’s third-seeded team was eliminated from the PointsBet Invitational on Friday after dropping a 7-6 decision to Kristie Moore’s sixth-seeded side.
Moore, who’s filling in for absent skip Casey Scheidegger, scored two points in the ninth end and held Homan to a single in the 10th.
Since traditional extra ends are not used at this event, Moore sealed the victory by finding the rings with her draw to the button after Homan’s throw was short of the paint.
Second-seeded Kaitlyn Lawes also qualified for the final four in the single-knockout competition by topping No. 10 Penny Barker 9-4.
Fifth-seeded Jennifer Jones advanced by outscoring No. 13 Selena Sturmay 11-9 and top-seeded Kerri Einarson doubled No. 8 Kelsey Roque 10-5.
In the men’s draw, Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher trounced Saskatoon’s Colton Flasch 10-3 to earn a spot in Saturday’s semifinal against Matt Dunstone of Kamloops, BC
Dunstone scored an 8-7 win over Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont.
Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Nfld. will meet Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers in Saturday’s other semifinal.
Gushue topped Toronto’s John Epping 8-4, while Carruthers took out Calgary’s Kevin Koe 8-6.
Play continues through Sunday at Willie O’Ree Place.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2022.