Olympic champ Hasselborg, Jacobs win Tour Challenge curling event
FILE - Team Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs calls a shot during the 13th draw against team Yukon at the Brier in Brandon, Man. Wednesday, March, 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Published Monday, November 11, 2019 12:08AM EST
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. -- Brad Jacobs defended his Tour Challenge championship by beating Brad Gushue 6-4 on Sunday for his fifth Grand Slam title.
Jacobs, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., never led until the seventh end, but kept it close enough to make his move when the opportunity arrived.
Gushue, of St. John's, N.L., was up 4-2 in the seventh but left an opening for Jacobs, who scored three for his first lead of the draw. Jacobs added a single in the eighth to seal the win.
It was only the first loss at the tournament for Gushue, who went undefeated through round robin.
Earlier, reigning Olympic champion Anna Hasselborg of Sweden topped Kerri Einarson of Winnipeg 8-5 to win the women's title at the Tour Challenge.
Hasselborg scored three apiece in the third and sixth ends for a 7-3 lead and held on from there to earn the win at the second Grand Slam of Curling event of the season.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 10, 2019.