Chelsea Carey took two for the win in the 10th end to slip past Shannon Kleibrink 5-4 in the B qualifier of the Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary on Friday.
Carey and her Calgary-based team will now face double defending provincial champion Val Sweeting of Edmonton in the page A vs. B playoffs with the winner of that game receiving a spot in Sunday’s final.
Sweeting defeated Carey in the A-side final 8-3 to advance Thursday night.
Kleibrink, the 2006 Olympic bronze medallist from Coaldale, still has a chance to move on to the playoffs and faces Nadine Chyz in one of two C qualifiers of the triple knockout tournament.
Chyz’s Calgary/Red Deer team beat Edmonton’s Deanne Nichol in a 10-3 rout.
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Edmonton’s Jessie Kaufman reached the second C qualifier with a 10-5 victory over Jodi Marthaller of Lethbridge. Team Kaufman broke a 5-5 tie with a four-ender in the eighth and stole one in nine to ice the game.
Kaufman will play Lethbridge’s Casey Scheidegger, who eliminated two-time world junior champion Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton 8-2.
The C qualifiers take place Saturday at 1 p.m. MT.