Ursi Hegner wins City of Perth Ladies International

Ursi Hegner (Uzwil, SUI) wins the City of Perth Ladies International, defeating Irene Schori (Limmattal, SUI) 7-2 at the Perth Dewars Centre in Perth, Scotland. Hegner as skip throwing third stones with Michele Jaeggi throwing the last stones and Nina Ledergerber and Claudia Baumann on the front end take home the $7,630CDN first place cheque along with 21.370 world ranking points, while Schori receives $4,239CDN and 15.671 world ranking points for their second place finish.

Starting with hammer, Hegner scored 2 in the first end, then forced Schori to a single in the second end. Hegner scored 2 more in the third end, then forced Schori again to a single in the fourth end to lead 4-2. Hegner scored 2 in the fifth end, then added a steal in the sixth end to clinch the 7-2 win.

In the semifinals, Hegner defeated Daniela Jentsch (Fuessen, Germany) 10-2 and Schori defeated Maia Ramsfjell (Jar, Norway) 6-5. Jentsch and Ramsfjell earned $2,119CDN and 12.110 ranking points for their semifinal finishes. In the quarterfinals, Jentsch defeated Rebecca Morrison (Stirling, Scotland) 7-2 and Ramsfjell defeated Ekaterina Galkina (Moscow, Russia) 6-5. Galkina, Morrison earned $848CDN along with 8.548 ranking points for their quarterfinal finishes.

Hegner went 5-0 in the 10 team round robin pools qualifying round. In their opening game, Hegner defeated Maggie Wilson (Stirling, Scotland) 9-0, won against Ramsfjell 7-4, and then won against Aline Fellmann (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) 7-6. In their fourth game, Hegner won 4-3 against Morrison, then won 5-4 against Jentsch in their final qualifying round match.

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