Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Hovel of Fame
Surprised JJ Jones has even played so many events thus far. She's got a STOH spot locked up as Team Canada.
You'd think she'd be very selective in choosing where to compete - perhaps trying to go light at the beginning and then pick things up once the Scotties approach.
Of course, not having to compete in Manitoba playdowns leaves a huge time void for Jones.
Also, she's probably one of the heaviest sponsored teams on the planet so not playing isn't exactly sponsor-friendly.
That said, Jones will be no more than an ornament at the Scotties. The real battles will involve Scheidegger, Homan, Einarson, perhaps Carey & McCarville.
Sadly, Jones (and her legions of fans around the world) will have to be satisfied with her being a show-curler - no longer capable of putting up consistent #s in the 82 to 90% range. JJ is a 58 to 72% skip now, only slightly better than struggling Laura Walker.
But the STOH committee is thanking their lucky horns she's in the field, no question!
I'm one of the good guys now!
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