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Team Canada remains the only unbeaten rink at the 2017 WWCC in Beijing after soundly beating the Swiss team 6 - 2 and handing them their first loss of the tournament. The ladies were in much better form today all scoring in the high 80's except for Joanne Courtney who has been consistently in the high 90's. There next match is against Korea later on tonight.

Apparently the dense smog in Beijing has been playing havoc with many of the players and was causing problems inside the venue when filters failed to clean the incoming air. Officials seem to have a better handle on it now but all players are wearing masks as soon as they leave the building.
In spite of being outplayed for most of the game by their opponents Team Korea who came into the game having lost 3 of their last five games, Team Canada again managed to pull off a a whisker.

In what should have been a fairly easy game for our ladies, they found themselves in a pitched battle end after end, often the result of poorly placed draws or missed take-outs. Yet time and again they were able to comeback in each end and limit the score to 1 or 2 points at the most for the opposition, and for the fourth game in a row they had a perfect end and were able to put 4 on the board.

Team Korea needed to score two points to tie the game and 3 points to win going into the 10th end. Each team struggled with their shots at times giving the opposition another opportunity to make the perfect shot and it would be Team Canada's skip who was able to come through. She had a difficult draw to lock her stone on the Korean's and sit shot. When it finally settled it was too close to call but Team Korea gambled that they were shot and drew for the two and a tie. The sticks were brought out and by millimeters Rachel's rock outscored Korea's giving Team Canada the win - their sixth straight of the championship. Make the final 9 - 7
Make the final 8 - 2 as Team Canada takes four in the 7th end to beat Team Scotland for their 7th win of the championship.
Team Canada facing their toughest test yet in Team Sweden easily managed to outscore the Swedes and won an automatic trip to the 1 - 2 page play-off. Team Canada will play Team Italy later tonight.
BEIJING — Team Canada has completed a perfect round robin at the 2017 CPT World Women's Curling Championship in Beijing.

Rachel Homan's Ottawa team defeated Denmark's Lene Nielsen 8-4 at the Capital Gymnasium Thursday afternoon.

With the win, Homan's squad became just the third ever to go undefeated in round robin play at the tournament, joining Sweden in 2005 and Canada in 2003.

Anette Norberg's Swedes went on to win gold in Paisley, Scotland in 2005, while the Canadian squad led by Colleen Jones settled for silver in Winnipeg in 2003.

The next assignment for this year's team is the 1-2 Page playoff game on Friday against either Sweden or Russia.

The winner of that contest will go on to Sunday's gold medal-game, while the loser will drop into Saturday's semifinal.

Canada completes perfect round robin at curling worlds - Article - TSN
After finishing the round robin having beaten every single team in the round robin for only the 3rd time in WWCC history - the second time a Canadian team has done so, Team Canada will play for Gold on Sunday. It was a bit of a shaky start for Team Canada against Team Russia this morning in the 1 - 2 Page Play-off especially when Rachel missed on a draw and Russia scored a deuce, but the ladies came roaring back stealing the next 3 ends. In the 9th, Team Canada scored 1 to go up 7 - 3 and Team Russia conceded defeat.

Team Canada will now have Saturday off and will wait to see which team they will meet in the Gold Medal round on Sunday.
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Made it to the A final. Got 3 hours of beer and tequila shots before the final. Let's separate the men from the boys.

The men drink responsibly. The boys don't.

Gold Medal Game
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Team Canada are the 2017 World Women's Curling Champions!!!

Absolutely outstanding championship for our ladies. Well done Rachel, Emma, Lisa and Jo. Thank you all for representing our country with skill, class and determination.

It was an historic victory not just for ending the longest gold-medal drought for Canadian women’s teams (eight years); Homan’s team became the first in the 39-year history of the women’s worlds to run the table, going a perfect 13-0 en route to the gold medal.

Absolutely Perfect
Now that our Canadian ladies have shown themselves to be top of the order, our Canadian men will have their chance to prove their worth once the Ford World Men's Curling Championship gets underway this coming Saturday, April 1rst. This year the WMCC will be held in Edmonton AB which will make watching the draws a lot easier as I won't have to get up at 3:30 in the morning to catch them.

The first draw features Team Canada aka Team Gushue vs Team Switzerland and will get underway at 1PM PST on TSN 1, 3, 4, and 5. Best of luck to Team Canada as they try to match the success of our outstanding ladies team.

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