Fleury clinches Canada Cup playoff spot with win over Scheidegger
Bottcher beats Jacobs in extra end on men's side
Tracy Fleury of East St. Paul, Man., clinched a playoff berth with an 8-5 win over Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., on Friday in Draw 8 of the Canada Cup.
The victory gave Fleury a 5-1 record in round-robin play. Scheidegger dropped to 2-3.
In other Draw 8 action, Calgary's Chelsea Carey (4-2) edged Robyn Silvernagle (0-5) of North Battleford, Sask., 4-3; Brad Gushue (3-2) of St. John's, N.L. tripled up Brad Jacobs (2-4) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., 6-2; Ottawa's Rachel Homan (4-1) slipped past Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., (2-4) 4-3 and Calgary's Kevin Koe (4-1) beat Regina's Matt Dunstone (0-5) by a score of 8-3.
Fleury clinched a semifinal spot with a chance of a first-place finish should Homan be unable to beat Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones (2-3) in Friday night's final round-robin draw. Carey also clinched a semifinal spot.
Fleury's rink also earned a spot into the 2020 Continental Cup in London, Ont., Jan. 9-12.
Her berth was based on the Canadian Teams Ranking Systems points she earned this week, joining previously qualified Homan and Carey as Team Canada reps.