Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer and Dawn Askin won the Glynhill Ladies International at Braehead today, coming from 6-1 down against Binia Feltscher-Beeli's Swiss in the final.
The quarterfinals had matched the World Champions against the English. Kirsty Balfour and her team got off to a good start and were up 2-0 after three. But the strength of the Canadians came through and they moved on to meet Team GB. It had been Eve Muirhead, Jackie Lockhart, Karen Addison and Lorna Vevers who had beaten Liudmila Privivkova's Russians, but Kelly Wood replaced Karen for the game against the Canadians. Jones and co pulled away early to a 3-0 lead and ran out convincing winners.
On the other side of the draw, Binia Feltscher-Beeli, charged up from winning through after Saturday's tiebreak, had overwhelmed Cissi Ostlund's Swedes in the quarterfinals. Moe Meguro's Japanese side had made it through to the semis by beating Silvana Tirinzoni's Swiss. But different Swiss opponents were too strong for the Japanese on the day. Feltscher-Beeli's team were two up coming home and did not allow Moe to get the pair she needed. The Swiss were in the final.
Binia Feltscher-Beeli, Sandra Attinger, Sibille Buhlmann and Yvonne Schlunegger dominated the final match for five ends and looked to have the trophy in their grasp. But, just as they did last night against Gail Munro's team in the tiebreaker, the Canadians dug deep, got three back, then stole in seven and eight. In the extra end with the front blocked up and the Canadians lying two, the Swiss skip had to find a piece of the four foot, and she was inches heavy.
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Top: Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer and Dawn Askin with the International Curling Kettle.
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