The whole town’s talking about the Jones girls
- Updated: March 6, 2013
Over the past decade, Jennifer Jones has secured a place as one of the most dominant forces in women’s curling. This December, playing for the first time in a national championship in front of a hometown crowd, she’ll have the opportunity to put another mark in the history books.
The four-time winner of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and gold medallist at the 2008 Ford World Women’s Championship, will be focused on a shot at Olympic gold when the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, comes to Winnipeg, Dec. 1-8 at the MTS Centre.
Jones earned the first women’s berth in the 2013 Canadian Curling Trials with a win over fellow Manitoban Chelsea Carey in the final of the 2011 Capital One Canada Cup.
Although she lost to Ontario’s Rachel Homan in the championship final of this year’s Scotties, Jones became only the second skip in history to win 100 games at the Canadian women’s curling championship.
The Manitoba team, including Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn Askin, finished the round robin with an undefeated record, the first do so since Linda Moore’s British Columbia squad in 1985.
Jones won the Canadian women’s title three consecutive years, from 2008-2010, falling one short of matching the record held by Colleen Jones of Nova Scotia.
For countless curling fans, Jones will always be remembered for “the shot” – a dramatic “in-off” take-out with her final stone in the 2005 Scotties Tournament of Hearts to defeat Team Ontario and slide away with the title.
“You Gotta Be There” to see the hometown favourites – along with the best from the rest of the country – at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. The prime seats in the MTS Centre are available now by clicking here.