Rachel Homan capped an considerable deteriorate of curling by winning a Champions Cup.
The Ottawa skip downed Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg 5-4 in a pretension pull during Canada Olympic Park on Sunday in a final Grand Slam of Curling eventuality of a season.
“It’s unequivocally sparkling that we were means to finish a deteriorate off with a win,” pronounced Homan. “Team Hasselborg played unequivocally well, we had to quarrel for each shot.”
Hasselborg led 4-3 going into a final end, though Homan grabbed a deuce for a victory.
Homan was assimilated by her common teammates, third Emma Miskew and lead Lisa Weagle.
Sarah Wilkes subbed in for unchanging second Joanne Courtney, who was absent while personification in a universe churned doubles championship with Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers. They prisoner china to assistance Canada bind an Olympic mark in churned doubles for a 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.
Homan won a Scotties Tournament of Hearts progressing this deteriorate to validate for a Champions Cup. She also became a initial women’s skip to go undefeated (13-0) en track to bullion during a 2017 universe championship.
Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., won a men’s title, downing Calgary’s Kevin Koe 6-2 in a final.
Jacobs scored dual in a second finish and never trailed. Koe replied with dual of his possess in a third, though Jacobs scored a final 4 points before a dual skips shook hands after 7 ends.
Jacobs, third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden done a final of 4 Grand Slam of Curling events this season, also winning a National.
“We’ve been in the satisfactory share of finals and mislaid a integrate of times, so any time we can win one is great,” pronounced Jacobs.
Koe was assimilated by third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert.
Team Homan and Team Jacobs both take home $40,000 for their victories. They also warranted involuntary berths into subsequent season’s Champions Cup.