Team Mouat captures Masters men’s curling final in Oakville

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Published October 25, 2021 at 12:48 pm

Team Bruce Mouat made it three straight Grand Slam of Curling (GSOC) titles with a 7-5 win over Team Brad Jacobs in the Masters men's final, Sunday, in Oakville. GSOC PHOTO

Team Bruce Mouat scored three points in the eighth end to defeat Team Brad Jacobs 7-5 in the Masters men’s final, Sunday, at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville.

The win gave Mouat three straight Grand Slam of Curling (GSOC) titles, joining Kevin Martin, Glenn Howard, Brendan Bottcher and Jacobs as skips who are winners of three men’s titles in a row.

The rink from Scotland had captured the Champions Cup and Players’ Championship in a Calgary bubble before kicking off the 2021-22 campaign with his Masters win.

Team Mouat, consisting of third Grant Hardie, second Bobby Lammie and lead Hammy McMillan Jr., won $33,000 from the $300,000 combined prize purse, along with 12 Pinty’s Cup points.

As a reigning champion, Mouat already has his spot booked in the season-ending KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup.

Oakville has been a home away from home for the Scottish rink which finished a perfect 6-0 in the event and beat Jacobs here last month in the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard at the Oakville Curling Club.

Since 2017, Team Mouat has posted a 30-1 record in Oakville competitions.

Team Jacobs drew for a pair in the fifth end to take a 4-3 lead, but he would leave his last rock in the eighth end exposed and Mouat would then easily take it and put up three points.

The Sault Ste. Marie rink won $20,000 for their second-place finish and collected nine Pinty’s Cup points.

In the Masters women’s final, Team Tracy Fleury of East St. Paul, Man., defended her title with a 9-7 extra end victory over Winnipeg’s Team Jennifer Jones.

Skip Tracy Fleury and her rink won her first GSOC women’s title at the 2019 Masters in North Bay.

The 2020 Masters was cancelled last season.

Team Fleury, consisting of third Selena Njegovan, second Liz Fyfe and lead Kristin MacCuish, won $33,000 from the combined $300,000 prize purse, along 12 Pinty’s Cup points.

The win also earns them a spot in the season-ending KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup.

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