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Canadian curlers made a clear sweep on the opening day of the Curling World Cup occasion in China on Wednesday.

On the ladies’s facet, skip Rachel Homan kicked issues off with a 6-5 win over Russia. 

Homan’s group out of Ottawa hasn’t made any modifications to her group from final 12 months. Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney and Lisa Weagle are all again from the rink that went 4-5 and missed the playoffs on the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Kevin Koe’s rink defeated Switzerlan 6-Four within the males’s draw. Unlike Homan’s group, there are some vital modifications to the Koe rink, which completed fourth on the Olympics. Third Marc Kennedy and second Brent Laing left the group within the low season. B.J. Neufeld, previously of Mike McEwen’s group, steps into the third place whereas Colton Flasch from Saskatchewan fills the second spot. 

The combined group of Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres additionally got here out a winner in Wednesday’s draw, defeating Norway 9-5.

The Curling World Cup is a brand new initiative from the World Curling Federation and can embrace 4 stops, operating from this week via May.

How it really works

Each Curling World Cup cease could have three separate tournaments — males’s, ladies’s and combined doubles. Each match could have eight groups, cut up into two teams of 4. After a double round-robin inside every group, the 2 group winners sq. off within the remaining.

Games consists of eight ends. Should a recreation be tied after the eighth finish, a single-rock, closest-to-the-button shootout will decide the winner. Teams get three factors for a win in regulation, two for a shootout win, one for a shootout loss and nil for a regulation loss.

The successful males’s and ladies’s groups this week in China will every take residence $20,00Zero US, plus an extra $1,500 for each round-robin victory. The winner of the combined doubles competitors will get $10,000  plus an extra $750 for every round-robin win.

All three champions may even earn a berth within the Curling World Cup Grand Final in Beijing in May. That occasion will characteristic the winners of every of the three earlier legs, host China, the reigning world champions, a group invited by the World Curling Federation and the 2 highest-ranked remaining groups within the World Cup rankings.

After this week’s occasion in Suzhou, the subsequent World Cup cease is Dec. 5-9 in Omaha, Neb., adopted by Jan. 30-Feb. three in Jonkoping, Sweden.

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