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Kerri Einarson opened her bid for a record fifth straight Canadian women’s curling championship with a victory, but minus lead Briane Harris whose absence went unexplained.

Neither the skip nor Curling Canada provided an explanation Friday on why Harris was abruptly deemed “ineligible” to compete at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary.

After cruising to an 8-2 win over Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges, and with Krysten Karwacki playing lead, the skip refused to answer questions about Harris’s absence.

“Sorry, I’m not at liberty to talk about that right now at this moment,” Einarson said.

When asked why a woman who has been a teammate for five years was suddenly ineligible, the skip said “Sorry, I’m not going to discuss anything further than that.”

Curling Canada said in a statement earlier Friday it had “been made aware” that Harris was ineligible to compete in the Tournament of Hearts. A reason was …

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