Kelowna’s Kelly Scott defeated Fujisawa Satsuki of Japan 7-3 Friday afternoon to reach the A event semifinal in the $65,000 Prestige Hotels Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling Classic.
Scott, a former world champion who reeled off four points in the second end and swiped three in the third, needed just five ends to dispose of Satsuki. Scott faces Russia’s Anna Sidorova in the semifinals Friday night. Sidorova brushed back Kristie Moore of Grande Prairie 7-3 in A quarterfinal action.
Olympians Cheryl Bernard of Calgary and Mirjam Ott of Switzerland will meet in the other A semifinal.
Bernard, who won the 2012 Vernon cashspiel, shaded Jessie (Mighty Mouse) Kaufman of Edmonton 5-4 in an extra end, while Ott iced defending champion Shannon Kleibrink of Calgary 4-3.
There are 32 women’s rinks chasing $40,000. First place is worth $9,000, while the runner-up collects $6,500. The women’s final goes Sunday at 3 p.m.