The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Muirhead to face rival for quarter-final spot


Perthshire curler Eve Muirhead and her team face a rematch with another old rival following two narrow defeats at the Champions Cup in Calgary.

Opening Pool B victories over Olympic gold medallist Anna Hasselborg and world champion Silvana Tirinzoni put them on course for the knockout stages, but losses to

Canadians Jennifer Jones (5-7) and Tracy Fleury (6-7) left the Scots as one of four teams with an identical 2-2 record.

To secure their quarterfin­al spot, they must now win a tie-breaker against Satsuki Fujisawa’s Japanese rink, which famously defeated them in a tense bronze medal play-off at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea.

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