Brad Gushue and Kerri Einarson, Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres, John Morris and Danielle Schmiemann and Colton Lott and Kadriana Sahaidak advanced to the Page playoffs with quarterfinal wins in Calgary.
Gushue, Einarson, Walker, Muyres and Morris also all played with their respective four-player teams in the National Men’s and Women’s Curling Championship in Calgary.
Einarson defended his Scotties Tournament of Hearts title and continues to play for another National Mixed Doubles Championship.
The four duos were scheduled to make playoff standings on Wednesday for the Page night playoffs.
Walker and Muyres moved forward to take on Morris and Schmiemann, while Einarson and Gushue took on Lott and Sahaidak.
The winners secured Page playoff spots between the top two seeds while the losers met in sudden death playoffs.
Page playoff seed is entitled to time off for Thursday night’s championship game.
The second and third seeds meet in the afternoon semi-finals, with the winner advancing to the championship game.
The winners win $ 50,000 and represent Canada at the World Championships May 17-23 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
In Wednesday’s quarter-finals, Lott and Sahaidak beat Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant 8-7 in an extra end. Walker and Muyres defeated Lisa Weagle and John Epping 9-3.
Einarson and Gushue defeated Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing 11-2. Morris and Schmiemann got by Shannon Birchard and Catlin Schneider 8-7.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 24, 2021.