Kerri Einarson reaches the finals of the Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Einarson prevailed on Saturday evening with an 8: 6 win against Tracy Fleury and handed the defending champion her first loss at the women's provincial curling tournament in Rivers, Man.
Fleury will have another opportunity to reach the final against Jennifer Jones in the semi-finals. Six-time Canadian champion Jones eliminated Kristy Watling 8: 5 to move forward.
The winner will represent Manitoba at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts later this month, while the other two teams are also expected to go to Moose Jaw in Sask. Be traveling to face the wildcard entry. Fleury, Einarson and Jones are ranked 1 to 2 to 3 in the women's ranking of the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) and no other teams will be able to catch them.
Watch the live coverage of the Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts Sundays on Sportsnet, starting with the semi-finals at 10:00 p.m. (CET) / 9:00 p.m. (CET), followed by the final at 5:00 p.m. (CET). ET / 4 p.m. CT.
Meanwhile, Rachel Homan successfully defended the Ontario women's title with a 7-5 win over Hollie Duncan in the final on Saturday night. Homan set an unbeaten 9-0 record in the tournament. John Epping and Glenn Howard meet the Ontario Tankard men last Sunday.
Also scheduled for Sunday are the semi-final and championship games for British Columbia (men and women), New Brunswick (men), Newfoundland and Labrador (men), Northern Ontario (men and women), Saskatchewan (men) and Northwest (Men).
Scotties tournament of hearts
Tim Hortons Brier
February 5th to 9th
Sunday: Sarah Wark vs. Corryn Brown / Sarah Daniels
Sunday: Jim Cotter vs. Mark Longworth / Tyler Tardi
Sunday: Kerri Einarson vs. Tracy Fleury / Jennifer Jones
February 4th to 9th
Sunday: James Grattan versus Jason Roach
Newfoundland and Labrador
Sunday: Brad Gushue versus Trent Skanes / Andrew Symonds
Sunday: Krista McCarville vs. Krysta Burns / Laura Johnston
Sunday: Brad Jacobs vs. Sandy MacEwan vs. Mike Badiuk
Sunday: John Epping vs. Glenn Howard
Prince Edward Island
Sunday: Kirk Muyres vs. Kody Hartung / Matt Dunstone
Sunday: Jamie Koe vs. Greg Skauge / Glen Hudy
14th of February