The Boost National was the third event in the 2016-17 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling and was held in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

The Men’s Final between Team Jacobs and Team Carruthers was a well-played game that saw neither team give their opposition much to work with.  The game took a turn in the 6th end when Team Jacobs stole a point to take a 3-2 lead.  Team Carruthers blanked the 7th end only to see Team Jacobs steal another point in 8th for a 4-2 victory in front of a home crowd in Sault Ste Marie.  It was a second title for Team Jacobs this season and a first Grand Slam title since the 2015 Players Championship in Toronto.

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Brad Jacobs spoke with From The Hack to discuss his team’s second career Grand Slam victory:

 

In the women’s final against Team Tirinzoni of Switzerland, Team Einarson took a 3-2 lead in the 5th end by stealing a point against Tirinzoni and forced the Swiss rink to take a single point in the 6th to tie the game at 3-3.  In the 7th end, Silvana Tirinzoni missed a double takeout with her final rock allowing Kerri Einarson to draw for two points and a 5-3 lead.  The 2016 Manitoba champions then ran the Swiss out of rocks in the 8th end for their first ever Tier 1 Grand Slam title and their first title of the year on the World Curling Tour.  It has been quite a turnaround for Team Einarson who had failed to qualify for the playoffs in each of their events this season prior to their semi-final appearance at last week’s Canada Cup followed by their victory in Sault Ste Marie at the Boost National.

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Kerri Einarson spoke with From The Hack to discuss her team’s big win in Sault Ste Marie:

 

(Photos credit – Grand Slam of Curling/Anil Mungal)

 

 

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