Calgary – An unexpected robbery and powerhouse that put Canadian Brendan Butcher in the position that he wanted against Switzerland at the men’s BKT Tires & OK Tire World Curling Championships on Sunday.
After tying up with a hammer at the extra end, a sudden mistake at their first loss to the competition proved costly.
The butcher was easy on his most recent draw when Peter de Cruz won a 6-4 win over the Markin McPhail Center.
“This is a shot I want to get very often,” said Metager.
His Edmonton-based team Darren Molding, Brad Thiessen and Carrick Martin took a break when fourth Swiss Benoit Schwartz got his first rockfall in the ninth goal.
This set off hopes of Schwartz’s double attempt to break the Swiss quarter and give Canada a steal and a 4-3 lead.
Metzger forced Schwartz to take a one-of-ten shot to make things up well in the extra finale. However, with the midfield stone atop the four-foot ring, Butcher had to throw a bit wider than usual.
When you take extra ice cream, there is always a small question mark, Butcher said. Will it be a bit faster or will it be a bit slower?
“At the end of the day, I think we knew the time was right, I threw it a little bit. “
De Cruz improved to 4–0 after seven draws, while Butcher fell to 3–1.
Butcher, who had the lowest eight-man squad score of 78 percent, made the initial steal twice against de Cruz, but managed to equalize in the seventh final.
“I think we could have done something better in this game, but it’s been a long week,” Molding said. “You will make mistakes.”
“I don’t even know if it would be realistic to enter this program on 0-15. You bear the loss and move on. “
Di Cruz came in first with Norway’s Stefan Volstad.
“It was a very good game,” D’Cruz said. “They are a very strong team. When Canada plays in big events, you know it’s a match when you watch it.
He said, ‘We are very happy and will enjoy it a little bit. “
Butcher was in six games and lost 3–1 against Dutchman Jaap Van Dorp in the afternoon.
Italian Joel Returns defeated German Sesto Tutek 9: 3 and Sved Nickels Aiden beat Sergei Glukhov of the Russian Curling Federation 8: 7. American John Schuster defeated Japanese Utah Matsumura 10: 5 in the other opening game.
The evening lottery date was set for Sunday. The game continues on the Robin Tour until Friday afternoon.
The two best quarterfinal winners from the 14 teams will win the semi-finals on Saturday. Teams 3 to 6 compete in a qualifier against the winners to reach the final four.
The medal game will be held on 11 April. The six best teams will also win the country’s wealth in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games to be held in Beijing.
Eden defeated Kevin Coy of Canada in the final of the 2019 World Cup in Lethbridge, Elta. The 2020 program was canceled due to the epidemic.
Spectrum is not allowed at the WinSport Arena, as it recently did in Canadian men’s, women’s and mixed doubles tournaments.
The Grand Slams are on the bubble calendar ahead of the Women’s World Qualifier at the end of April.