Tracy Fleury wins Gord Carroll Curling Classic


Tracy Fleury (Sudbury, On) wins the Gord Carroll Curling Classic, defeating Isabella Wrana (Sundbyberg, Sweden) 7-2 at the Whitby Curling Club in Whitby, Canada. Fleury with Crystal Webster at third, Jenna Walsh and Amanda Gates on the front end take home the $2,200CDN first place cheque along with 25.959 world ranking points, while Wrana receives $1,600CDN and 20.396 world ranking points for their second place finish.

Starting with hammer, Fleury blanked the first end, got on the board scoring 3 in the second end than adding a steal of 3 in the third end. Wrana scored 2 in the fourth end to trail 6-2, with Fleury scoring a single in the fifth end for early handshakes the 7-2 win.

In the semifinals, Fleury defeated Ayumi Ogasawara (Sapporo, Japan) 5-3 and Wrana defeated Katelyn Wasylkiw (Unionville, ON) 4-2. Wasylkiw and Ogasawara earned $1,100CDN and 15.761 ranking points for their semifinal finishes. In the quarterfinals, Wrana defeated Roxane Perron (Quebec , QC) 10-7, while Ogasawara defeated Heather Heggestad (Barrie, ON) 7-4 and Wasylkiw defeated Danielle Inglis (Whitby, ON) 8-5 in an extra end. Inglis, Perron, Heggestad earned $800CDN along with 11.125 ranking points for their quarterfinal finishes.

Fleury went 4-0 in the 13 team qualifying round. In their opening game, Fleury defeated Ogasawara 7-5, won against Inglis 5-4 and Emily Anderson (Broomall, PA) 7-1. Fleury then defeated Courtney Auld (Toronto, ON) 6-5 in their final qualifying round match to finish at the top of the standings receving a bye directly to the semifinals.

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