NORTH BAY, Ont. — Regina's Matt Dunstone toppled Brad Gushue of St. John's N.L., 8-5 on Sunday to capture the Masters men's title for his first victory on the Grand Slam of Curling tour.

Dunstone scored three in the third end for a 4-2 advantage and never gave up the lead, securing the victory with singles in the seventh and eighth ends.

Earlier, Tracy Fleury of East St. Paul, Man., downed Japan's Sayaka Yoshimura 7-5 to win the women's title — also her first victory on the Grand Slam of Curling circuit.

Both Dunstone and Fleury take home $35,000 for their victories.

The Masters is the first of six Grand Slam of Curling events on the 2019-20 schedule.


Other Winners

Men's Tour

Monctonian Invitational Spiel - Scott Jones
Kamloops Crown of Curling - Yuta Matsumura
Atkins Curling Supplies Classic - Braden Calvert
Blazing Leaves - Robert Kwan
Latvia International Challenger - Daniel Magnusson

Women's Tour

Gord Carroll Curling Classic - Irene Schori
Kamloops Crown of Curling - Corryn Brown
Atkins Curling Supplies Classic - Abby Ackland
Latvia International Challenger - Maia Ramsfjell