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Retornaz wins first Grand Slam for Italy at Masters, Einarson beats Homan in women's final

Team Joel Retornaz Team Joel Retornaz - © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Kerri Einarson defeated Rachel Homan 6-5 on Sunday to win the Grand Slam of Curling's Masters event at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Einarson, from Camp Morton, Man., made a double takeout with her final shot for the extra-end victory. It was her fifth career Grand Slam title.

Homan, from Ottawa, forced an extra end when she scored a single point on an in-off.

Einarson opened the game with a deuce but Homan moved in front with a three-ender in the fifth. Einarson answered with a pair in the sixth and the teams blanked the seventh.

The loss ended Homan's 15-game winning streak.

Later in the day, Italy's Joel Retornaz claimed the men's title with a 6-2 win over Scotland's Bruce Mouat.

Retornaz got off to a strong start, scoring in each of the first four ends to take a 4-0 edge.

After Mouat notched a deuce in the fifth, Retornaz sealed the victory adding two more points in the following two ends.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 11, 2022.