Kevin Koe of Calgary, Alberta and Rachel Homan of Ottawa, Ontario are in the men’s final and women’s final respectively of the 2019 Canada Cup of Curling. On Friday, Koe reached the men’s final after posting a round robin record of five wins and one loss. Homan reached the women’s final with a record of five wins and one loss as well.
Koe won both of his games on Friday by beating Matt Dunstone of Regina, Saskatchewan 8-3 and then Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland 10-4. Homan won both of her games on Friday by beating Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Manitoba 5-4 and then Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, Manitoba 7-5. Gushue won a gold medal for Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino and Jones won the gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
In Saturday’s men’s semifinal, Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton, Alberta will face John Epping of Peterborough, Ontario, with the winner facing Koe. On the women’s side, Chelsea Carey of Calgary, Alberta is facing Tracy Fleury of East St. Paul, Manitoba in the semifinal, with the winner facing Homan. The winners of the men’s and women’s competitions at the 2019 Canada Cup of Curling will get the first spot at the 2021 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Saskatoon. The winner of the trials will represent Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.