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Brad Gushue responds with statement win at Boost National

Brad Gushue follows the line of one of his shots during a game against Switzerland’s Yannick Schwaller Tuesday night in the opening draw of the National, a Grand Slam of Curling event being played at the Conception Bay South Arena. Schwaller won 8-6 in an extra end.
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Following opening-round loss to Swiss curler, Gushue and Co. thump Scottish team

After losing his opening game at the Boost National, a Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event, Tuesday, Brad Gushue and his team from St. John’s responded with a statement win Wednesday night.

Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker thumped Ross Paterson’s team from Scotland 8-1 in six ends at the C.B.S. Arena.

The win improves Gushue to 1-1 entering tonight’s game (8:30 p.m.) against Peter de Cruze of Switzerland.

After scoring two in the first end, Gushue stole one in the third and three points in the fourth for a 6-0 lead in a game that was effectively over.

In the bonspiel opener Tuesday, Gushue lost 8-6 to Yannick Schwaller of Switzerland.

Scores Wednesday were:

9 a.m. draw: Eve Muirhead (Scotland) 6, Jacqueline Harrison (Toronto) 5; Bruce Mouat (Scotland) 6, Peter de Cruz (Switzerland) 3; Sayaka Yoshimura (Japan) 8, Tracy Fleury (Winnipeg) 2; Niklas Edin (Sweden) 7, Braden Calvert (Winnipeg) 5; Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland) 6, Isabella Wrana (Sweden) 6

12:30 p.m. draw: Anna Hasselborg (Sweden) 4, Chelsea Carey (Edmonton) 3; John Epping (Toronto) 6, Kirk Muyres (Saskatchewan) 2; Ross Paterson (Scotland) 8, Yannick Schwaller (Switzerland) 5; Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg) 8, Scott McDonald (Kingston, Ont.) 4; Rachel Homan (Ottawa) 5, Casey Scheidegger (Alberta) 3

4:30 p.m. draw: Jason Gunnlagson (Winnipeg) 4, Kevin Koe (Alberta) 3; Nina Roth (U.S.) 9, Wrana 3; Kerri Einarson (Winnipeg) 5, Muirhead 2; Satsuki Fujisawa (Japan) 8, Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg) 2; Jamie Sinclair (U.S.) 7, Fleury 2

8:30 p.m. draw: Brad Gushue (St. John’s) 8, Paterson 1; Homan 6, Harrison 3; Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) 7, Calvert 3; Muyres 6, Glenn Howard (Ontario) 4; Edin 5, Carruthers 4

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