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Tecumsehsbones
#121
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

"Hurry hard" is not what you think.

Nothing like hearing "Hard! Hard! Hard!" followed three seconds later by "Off!"
 
Mowich
#122
"We're getting close to putting it all together really, really close," Carey said. "This game felt a lot better; we had a really good idea about what the ice is doing, and we felt confident. If we can ramp it up just a tiny bit more and get everyone a little more precise, we'll be good to go."

www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/curling/canada-s-carey-slips-to-500-after-loss-to-japan-at-women-s-curling-worlds-1.5061143

Team Canada sits at 2 and 2 after their loss to Japan earlier today and is in a five-way tie for sixth. Only the top six teams will advance. Carey's draw weight needs a lot of work - also better ice-reading. Brushing has been a bit of a problem at times.

Canada vs Finland about to get underway on TSN 1,2,3 and 4. Finland sits at 0 and 4 in the standings. Hopefully, this will not be the draw where they mount a big comeback.
 
Mowich
#123
We've just finished the 3rd end, Team Canada leads 2 -1 over the Fins. Ms Carey's draw weight is still a big problem for the team. She had one important shot slide right through the house. Finland, meanwhile is having problems of its own. Thus, the score. More good luck than management.
 
Mowich
#124
Canada had a chance to put this game away in the 6th end with a fairly routine take-out on the opponents rock to sit 4. Unfortunately, Carey's rock barely touched that of the Fins and we came away with but 1.

TSN was showing some highlights from Team Carey's win over Team Homan at the Scotties and I realize that the latter didn't so much win as the former lost. Homan had two chances to win it but blew 2 draws in the 10th and 11th ceding a steal and the win.


The good news is that Canada is in the lead 5 - 2 going into the 7th end.
 
Mowich
#125
Team Canada came out on top against Finland in a game that will not be remembered for its brilliant show of skill - by either team.
 
Kreskin
+1
#126
Seems like a common theme this week.
 
Mowich
#127
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Seems like a common theme this week.


Scotland just beat Canada in an extra end after being down 3 - 1.
 
Curious Cdn
#128
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Scotland just beat Canada in an extra end after being down 3 - 1.

Crap!


.. and after we taught them how to play the game, too.
 
Mowich
#129
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Crap!


.. and after we taught them how to play the game, too.



And they did it with a brand new skip - Eve is no longer with the team- who just got back to the tournie after taking care of some family related issue.

Team Canada vs Team USA just got underway. Canada sits at 3 and 3 whilst the US is at 4 and 3. Bad positions in the standings for both teams when we aren't even mid-way through the tournament.
 
Mowich
#130
Jenny Sinclair - skip of Team USA - played her best game of the tournie today and was in large part responsible for her team's 13 - 6 win over Team Canada who at one point had a two point lead on them. Her best shot was a take-out for 5 which is the highest score for one end so far in the tournie. The teams shook hands in the 8th when is was clear Canada didn't have a chance of coming back. Canada is now 3 and 4 and tied for 9th position in the standings.

Unless some sort of miracle occurs chances are even slimmer for Team Canada as they will face the top two teams and Sweden who are fast climber the ladder in the standings.
 
Mowich
#131
On another forum, some people are suggesting that Carey be replaced by Jill Officer which I think is a great suggestion - at this point things couldn't be worse and Jill just might be the person to turn the team's fortunes around. However, Carey's Dad is the coach and he will have to decide to put his daughter's feelings aside for the good of the team. Tough call there but this that's the way it is in high stakes curling and only the Olympics are bigger than the WWCC. Just do the right thing, Dan.
 
Mowich
#132
Having watched the Canadian Women's team fail to make the play-offs in the World Curling event, I am really counting on Koe and Co to get 'er done here at the Men's.


Team Canada vs Team Korea now underway on TSN 2, 3 and 4. GO TEAM CANADA, GO!
 
Mowich
#133
Canada held the Koreans to one in the first end and took three for themselves in the 2nd for 3 - 1 lead going into the 3rd.
Last edited by Mowich; Mar 30th, 2019 at 03:52 PM..
 
Mowich
#134
The Koreans blank the 3rd taking the hammer into the 4th. Canada again held the Koreans to a single in the 4th.
 
Mowich
#135
Canada leads 4 - 2 going into the 6th.
 
Curious Cdn
#136
... curling Gangnam style...
 
Mowich
#137
Korea tied the game at 5 - 5 in the 10th so we are into the 11th end and Koe has the hammer.
 
Mowich
#138
Canada picks up a single in the extra and win it 6- 5. It was by no means smooth going for Canada.........but they hung in there and made the big shots when most needed. And speaking of Big Shots - BJ Neufeld was outstanding in his first ever World Championship. His double take-out in the 11th cleared the house for Kevin and the Koreans were out of luck.



Good first game, guys. Congratulations. And congrats to Team Korea - they made some amazing shots and pushed Canada often in the draw.
 
Blackleaf
#139
Human curling

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sIgv9a-ecBI
 
Mowich
#140
Team Canada improved to 5 - 0 with their win over Norway today and sit top of the rankings. Kevin's draw weight is still a problem but his hits score in the 90 percentile and the rest of the crew are all pulling their weight. Next up Germany. Go Canada, Go.
 
Mowich
#141
Team Canada now 6 and 0 after a nice win over Germany today. Kevin's draw weight is now in the 80 - 90% range - so much better than the lows of 58 earlier in the event. Boys are lookin' good.
 
Mowich
#142
World Men's Curling Championship Final

Team Canada vs Team Sweden

GO CANADA, GO!
 
Mowich
+1
#143
Sweden blanked the first two ends and still with the hammer in the 3rd gave up a steal of 1 to Team Canada.
 
Mowich
#144
Sweden forced to 1 in the 4th.


The guys are doing a fair job of frustrating Nicolas. So far they are more than holding their own - the steal and the force were great. Team Canada has the hammer for the first time in the 5th
 
Mowich
#145
Canada forced to a single in the 5th but lead by a point
 
Kreskin
#146
Some brushing errors have hurt them. Can't give the Swedes more chances than they need.
 
Mowich
+1
#147
Congratulations to Sweden on winning the Gold Medal - this is their 4th win and ties them with Ernie Richardson for most wins in a WMCC. Team Canada will bring home the Silver. Good on Koe and Co for an exciting tournie and making it to the finals.



I will wonder for a bit what might have been had it not been for that broken handle.
 
Curious Cdn
#148
Yumpin' yiminy!
 
petros
+1
#149
The season began last night in Leduc.

I caught the Koe win over Jacobs. Some nice heated ends to get the winter going.
 
Mowich
+1
#150
Almost a decade ago a young girl by the name of Lisa Weagle introduced a new and novel way of removing the opponents rocks from the centre line without taking them out which is against the 2-rock rule. She perfected the technique of taping the rock just enough to knock it off centre thus opening up the all-important path to the pin. The curling world embraced it and though many have been able to use the throw none so consistently executed as Lisa. And thus was "The Weagle" introduced to the game of curling making it even more entertaining, IMHO.

Lisa, BTW is an original member of the Homan Team who have played together since their early teens.



Homan's Team leads 8 - 4 going into the 9th end at the Canada Cup in Leduc.
 

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