Edmonton’s Val Sweeting downs Winnipeg’s Michelle Englot for women’s Tour Challenge title

A file photo of Val Sweeting.
A file photo of Val Sweeting. Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press

Edmonton’s Val Sweeting continued her dominant run at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Tour Challenge, downing Michelle Englot of Winnipeg 8-4 on Sunday in the women’s final.

Sweeting, who dropped her first round-robin draw before winning six straight games including Sunday’s final, broke a 2-2 tie with a single in the fourth end. She followed that with a deuce in the fifth and scored three in the seventh to seal the victory.

Sweeting’s third, Lori Olson-Johns, shot 93 per cent to lead all players through the match.

Englot opened strong with a deuce in the first end but was held off the scoreboard until the sixth, when she picked up her other two points.

Sweeting earned her spot in the women’s championship draw with a 9-2 victory over Allison Flaxey of Caldeon, Ont., in Saturday’s semifinal. Englot used an extra end to beat Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg 6-5 in her semi.

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Later Sunday, Sweden’s Niklas Edin faced Scotland’s Kyle Smith in the men’s championship draw.

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