Sunday, April 09, 2017

2017 Ford mens world curling championship

Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker and alternate Thomas Sallows from the Bally Haly has just wrapped up a perfect run winning the championship 4-2 over Niklas Edin, Oskar Eriksson, Rasmus Wrana, Christoffer Sundgren and alternate Henrik Leek of Sweden.  10th end Canada ran Sweden out of rocks WITHOUT the hammer.  Benoit Schwarz, Claudio Patz, Peter De Cruz, Valentin Tanner and alternate Romano Meier of Switzerland finished with the bronze.  it is Canada's 36th championship.  also qualified Canada for the 2018 Olympics, along with Sweden, U.S., Switzerland, Japan, Great Britain and Norway and host South Korea.  two more teams will decide the 2018 Olympic roster in a qualification event in the Czech Republic.  there is now mixed doubles in the 2018 Olympics and the mixed doubles championship are April 22-29 in Lethbridge.

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