February 13, 2013
Jennifer Jones the one to beat in Kingston
By GEORGE KARRYS, Special to QMI Agency
TORONTO - Another Canadian women’s curling championship begins Saturday at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. Twelve of the top female teams in the land will do battle with the winner earning not only a trip to the worlds (as Team Canada) in Riga, Latvia, but also a coveted berth into December’s Olympic Trials.
Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones leads the pack, as she always does. The new mom missed all of the cashspiel season, returned to the ice in January and hasn’t seemed to miss a beat. First she competed at the Continental Cup, then she skipped her team to victory at the provincials; ho-hum.
Jones is a high-powered lawyer, a partner in a female-focussed financial company, a Hall of Fame competitor — basically a superwoman. With partner (and Glenn Howard second) Brent Laing in a support role, there’s no reason to think she can’t juggle her way to another national crown.