Brendan Bottcher took an 11-3 victory over Landan Rooney in the first round of the PointsBet Invitational on Wednesday.
The second seed finished the game with six points between the sixth and eighth end after leading 5-3.
- CBC Sports’ that curling show, hosted by Devin Heroux and Colleen Jones, returns live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter at 9 p.m. ET Thursday. Brett Gallant will be there as the crew discusses all of the new Canadian rinks, as well as the inaugural mixed doubles curling series.
Bottcher competes with a new team made up of Brett Gallant, Marc Kennedy and Ben Hebert.
Earlier in the day, Jennifer Jones defeated Andrea Kelly 9-5 in the women’s first round.
The six-time Canadian women’s curling champion took the win in the ninth end with three points.
The loss eliminated Kelly from the single-knockout competition, a new addition to the Season of Champions calendar.
In other Draw 1 matches, Kerri Einarson dumped Tracey Larocque 12-3, Kelsey Rocque defeated Christina Black 8-6 and Selena Sturmay upset Chelsea Carey 10-6.
The game continues through Sunday.