Sandy Comeau is 3-0 through Draw 6. (CP Photo/Andrew Vaughan)
WebPosted Thu, 02 Feb 2006 01:02:27 EST
Sandy Comeau put on a clinic Wednesday at the Canada Cup of Curling.
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Comeau, who curls out of Moncton, N.B., remained the lone unbeaten women’s skip following consecutive victories over Regina’s Jan Betker and Kelly Scott of Kelowna at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops, B.C.
Comeau hammered Betker 10-2, concluding the game with a steal of five in the sixth, and outlasted Scott 7-5 to improve to 3-0 atop Section A.
Comeau stole three points over the final two ends to defeat Scott, who still shares the Section B lead with Cathy King.
King, from Edmonton, kept pace by virtue of a 7-5 victory over winless Heather Strong of St. John’s.
Recent Olympic trials winner Shannon Kleibrink of Calgary lost 8-6 to Betker and sits 1-2 through six draws.
Defending men’s champion Kevin Martin stands 3-0 as he bounced fellow Edmonton resident Mark Johnson 7-4 and rallied late for a 7-6 triumph over Olympic-bound Brad Gushue of St. John’s.
Martin trailed Gushue by two before tying it 6-6 in the 10th and stealing one in the extra end on a measurement.
Randy Ferbey, also from Edmonton, Glenn Howard of Coldwater, Ont., and Calgary’s John Morris each had 2-0 marks and afternoon byes.
Howard notched his third win by dispatching Morris 7-3 in the nightcap to assume sole possession of first place in Section A.
That’s because Ferbey, winner of a record six Briers as well as two Canada Cups, fell 10-5 to Kelowna’s Bob Ursel, who struck for five points over the final two ends.
The Page playoff system will be employed at the completion of the round robin, whereby first-place finishers face each other, with the winner moving directly to the final and the loser to the semifinal.
Those two rinks finishing second in their respective groups also meet, with the winner eliminating the loser and advancing to the semis.
CBC Sports will broadcast both championship matchups, with the women’s final played Saturday (12 p.m. ET) and the men’s final on Sunday (12 p.m. ET).
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