CALGARY — Jennifer Jones opened pursuit of a record seventh Canadian women’s curling championship with a 7-4 win over Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges on Saturday.
Manitoba’s Jones is tied with Colleen Jones and former teammate Jill Officer at six for the most national women’s titles.
Prince Edward Island’s Suzanne Birt scored two in the ninth and stole one in the 10th to edge Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson 7-6 in Pool B’s first draw Saturday morning.
Sarah Hill of Newfoundland and Labrador held off New Brunswick’s Melissa Adams 8-7. Adams stole single points in ends eight through 10.
The Wild Card One team skipped by Chelsea Carey doubled Lori Eddy of Nunavut 6-3.
The 18-team field at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts is divided into two pools of nine. The top four from each advance to the championship round, which determines the three playoff teams.