China outlasts American women in opening round of 2012 CupThe 2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling didn't get off to quite the start the American ladies had hoped for. Patti Lank and her American teammates lost their opening match, 6-5, to Team North America's Bingyu "Betty" Wang's team from China this morning at the Langley Events Centre.
North America's Stefanie Lawton defeated the Swedish world champs, 11-3, and 2011 Canadian champion Amber Holland split six points with Scotland's Eve Muirhead rink as they tied 5-5 in other matches this morning in women's team competition to put the scoreboard even at nine points per side. The teams are competing in team, mixed doubles, singles and skins competitions over four days in the race to 201 points for the Cup title.
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