Edmonton’s Kevin Martin and Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones are the first two skips to qualify for the 2013 Canadian Curling Trials in Winnipeg.
The winner of the trials represents Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Martin, the 2010 Olympic Champion, defeated Glenn Howard 7-4 on Sunday at the Canada Cup of Curling in Cranbrook, British Columbia. While, Jones defeated Chelsea Carey of Winnipeg 9-4.
For Jones, she will have home ice advantage at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre. Martin, meanwhile went a perfect 7-0 in the event.
The 2011 Canada Cup is one of three events that are used exclusively to determine who will qualify for the Canadian Curling Trials. The other two events are the 2012 Canada Cup in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and the 2013 Pre-Olympic Trials event at a location still to be determined.
The other five teams are decided based on a ranking system from 2011-2013.