January 27, 2013
Jennifer Jones wins Manitoba Tournament of Hearts
By Jim Bender, Winnipeg Sun
STONEWALL, MAN. - St. Vital's Jennifer Jones just added another mark in the curling history book.
Jones cracked a three in the eighth end to take a 7-3 lead, then downed Assiniboine Memorial's Barb Spencer 9-3 in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts final at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex on Sunday.
It was a record sixth Manitoba title for a Manitoba skip, who defended her title.
Supported by third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and Dawn Askin, Jones will represent Manitoba at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, to be played in Kingston, Ont., Feb. 16-24.
It will the 10th trip to the nationals for Jones, who has won a Manitoba record four Canadian crowns.
Spencer had advanced to the final with a 6-3 victory over Pinawa's surprising Colleen Kilgallen in the semifinal.