Gushue, Dunstone set to play for quarter-final berth at Grand Slam of Curling’s Masters | CBC Sports

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Brad Gushue and Matt Dunstone are set to clash for a spot in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Curling’s Masters on Saturday.

Gushue pulled out a key 7-4 win over Norway’s Bendik Ramsfjell to finish at 2-2 on Friday. After jumping out to a 4-1 lead after three ends, Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., scored three singles within the final four ends to seal the win.

Dunstone of Kamloops, B.C., narrowly edged Switzerland’s Yannick Schwaller 6-5, with a single in the extra end to also close pool play at 2-2.

The two rinks will meet Saturday at 8 a.m. ET, with the winner to face Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher in the quarter-finals.

Bottcher finished atop the men’s standings at 4-0 after beating Sweden’s Oskar Eriksson 5-4 earlier Friday. Eriksson has filled in as the skip in place of Niklas Edin.


In women’s action, Kerri Einarson joined three-time Masters champion Rachel Homan as the lone undefeated rinks heading into the quarter-finals.

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Einarson of Camp Morton, Man., defeated Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa 8-5 earlier Friday. In the morning draw, Ottawa’s Homan edged Calgary’s Chelsea Carey 7-2 to close pool play at 4-0.

Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., and Carey will go head-to-head in a tiebreaker, in addition to Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg and Switzerland’s Michele Jaggi on Saturday. The winners will face Homan and Einarson in the quarterf-finals.

Both the quarter-finals and semifinals are set to take place on Saturday at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. The finals will go Sunday.

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