Jones-Laing team picks up win to open Mixed Doubles Super Series in Brantford, Ont.

Jones-Laing team picks up win to open Mixed Doubles Super Series in Brantford, Ont.

Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing of Barrie, Ontario scored a comfortable 6-1 win over father-daughter duo Jaelyn and Jim Cotter of Vernon, BC to mark the opening round of the Mixed Doubles Super Series season stop in Brantford, Ontario Thursday.

Jones led the Canadian women’s rink at Tokyo 2020, finishing fifth in the 10-team round robin with a 5-4 record.

The final stop of the inaugural series began with eight qualifying round matches. The competition runs until Sunday.

CBC Sports will stream games leading up to the championship game on Saturday and Sunday.

This curling show will be broadcast live each day of the competition, beginning Thursday evening at 7:30pm ET and continuing through the conclusion of the event on Sunday evening.

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Devin Heroux and Colleen Jones join Steve Turner, former executive director of Saskatoon’s Granite Curling Club, to discuss why so many historic curling clubs across Canada are closing. The Granite Curling Club announced it is closing its doors after 93 years.

Scotland’s Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat, who won the Ottawa stop in October by beating Canada’s Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres 7-6 in an extra inning, grabbed a win after defeating Canada’s Lauren Wasylkiw and Shane Konings had defeated 9:5.

In two all-Canadian matchups in the first draw, Regina’s Jennifer Armstrong and Brayden Stewart defeated Kira Brunton and Sault Ste.’s Brad Jacobs. Marie, Ontario, 6-4, and Nancy Martin and Tyrel Griffith of Saskatoon outplayed Kimberly and Wayne Tuck of Strathroy, Ontario, 7-6.

Later on Thursday, Switzerland’s Jenny Perret and Martin Rios defeated Lauren Wasylkiw and Joey Rettinger of Unionville, Ontario 11-1.

In the second tie, Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres of Edmonton defeated Lauren Cheal and Greg Cheal of Lennoxville, Que., 10-3, and Lisa Weagle and John Epping of Toronto defeated Lindsey Schmalz and Damien Villard of Cambridge, Ontario, 7-4 .

In other results, Marie Kaldvee and Harri Lill of Estonia defeated Switzerland’s Daniela Rupp and Kevin Wunderlin 10-3.

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Lisa Weagle and John Epping have made the playoffs at each of the Mixed Doubles Super Series events they have competed in this season, but have never cashed in the grand prize. They join That Curling Show to say they’re ready to change that in the final weekend of competition, despite the tough field.

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