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UPDATED: Jennifer Jones opens Masters tournament with pair of wins

Jennifer Jones delivers a stone during Draw 7 action on Thursday against Chelsea Carey at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Canadian Beef Masters at the RECC. Team Jones, the reigning world women’s champions, earned a lopsided 11-3 win.
Jennifer Jones delivers a stone during Draw 7 action on Thursday against Chelsea Carey at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Canadian Beef Masters at the RECC. Team Jones, the reigning world women’s champions, earned a lopsided 11-3 win. - Joey Smith

TRURO, N.S. – Jennifer Jones made short work of Chelsea Carey on Thursday at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Canadian Beef Masters.

Jones stole two points in each of the third and fourth ends and rolled to an 11-3 six-end victory at the Rath-Eastlink Community Centre to improve her record to 2-0.

The Winnipeg foursome opened with a 7-6 extra-end win over Darcy Robertson in the late draw on Wednesday. Jones faces Scotland’s Eve Muirhead on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Jones led Carey 6-1 after four ends. Carey put a deuce on the board in the fifth, before the reigning world women’s champions scored five in the sixth to end it.

In other Draw 7 women’s action, Tracy Fleury downed Silvana Tirinzoni 8-2, while Casey Scheidegger blanked Jamie Sinclair 4-0 and Robertson dumped Nina Roth 10-2.

Hometown favourites – Team Kaitlyn Jones – lost its first game of the event, falling 7-2 to Tracy Fleury of Winnipeg.

With the game tied 2-2 after four ends, Fleury scored three in the fifth and stole singles in the sixth and seventh for the final score.

Team Jones – the reigning world junior champs – is 2-1. The local foursome, whose team includes third Lauren Lenentine and Colchester County cousins Karlee Burgess (Hilden) and Lindsey Burgess (Truro),  meets Ontario’s Rachel Homan on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, on the men’s side, Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers improved to 2-0 after edging John Shuster 5-4 in the seventh draw Thursday.

Brad Gushue, of NL, who captured the Masters title the last time Truro hosted in 2015, won his opening game on Wednesday evening, shading Matt Dunstone of Regina 7-6.

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