Canada’s Bottcher hammers Shuster of the U.S. 10-1 in males’s world curling

2021-04-06 03:28:49

Canada’s Brendan Bottcher dominated the reigning Olympic males’s curling champion in a 10-1 win over John Shuster of the USA on the world championship Monday.

Bottcher, third Darren Moulding, second Brad Thiessen and lead Karrick Martin from Edmonton improved to 5-1 with a recreation to play later Monday towards South Korea’s Jeong Yeong-seok (1-5).

The Canadians scored three factors within the second finish and stole a complete of seven over the third, fourth and fifth ends in a morning draw towards the U.S.

Shuster, who dropped to 4-2, shook fingers after drawing the button for a single level within the sixth finish.

“I don’t assume you ever go right into a recreation anticipating a giant blowout,” Bottcher mentioned. “I used to be going into the sport simply hoping we had been going to hit our stride, play that further half-gear increased than we’ve got been thus far.

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“I used to be actually pleased with the blokes for doing that. I believed we performed a extremely stable recreation, not simply by way of the scoreboard, however we communicated properly. We managed rocks properly. We threw the rocks very well.”

Shuster, third Tyler George and entrance finish Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner gained the primary Olympic gold medal in curling for his or her nation in 2018.

Former world junior champ Chris Plys joined Shuster at vice the next season.

They’re among the many groups anticipated to problem Bottcher in Canada’s quest for a world title in Calgary.

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The People fell behind early Monday, nonetheless, and the host group gave no quarter.

As Canada loaded the rings with yellow stones, Shuster confronted the troublesome mixture of trying high-risk pictures to get again within the recreation with out having a robust learn on ice situations.

Watch beneath: Some World Information movies about Brendan Bottcher.

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“The highest groups out right here have a look at the scoreboard they usually know when you begin getting down, you’ve obtained to begin taking extra threat and that goes one among two methods: you both make the actually onerous pictures and get again within the recreation otherwise you miss the actually onerous pictures and it’s over,” Bottcher mentioned.

“Happily for us as we speak, we obtained the latter. The pictures obtained tougher for them and we obtained a number of extra misses.

“Even after we had been forward, we had been enjoying our recreation very well. We stored making use of stress. We didn’t give them any room to work with and that’s actually all you are able to do once you’re in that main place early.”

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Bottcher posted a capturing share of 100 per cent to Shuster’s 39.

“Plenty of my pictures had been 100 per cent group pictures,” the skip mentioned. “We made them on the road calling, we made them on the sweeping.

“Our communication was actually stable and that’s why we obtained the consequence.”

The highest six groups within the area of 14 advance. The highest two seeds earn byes to Saturday’s semifinals at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.

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Within the Friday’s qualification spherical, third performs sixth and fourth faces fifth. The winners transfer on to the semifinals.

Norway’s Steffan Walstad and Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz, who each had the morning off, had been 5-0 and 4-1 respectively.

Sergey Glukhov’s Russian Curling Federation group stored tempo with Canada at 5-1 following a 10-5 win over Japan’s Matsumura Yuta (2-4).

Defending champion Niklas Edin of Sweden drew for an extra-end, 6-5 win over Scotland’s Bruce Mouat, which put each groups at 4-2 alongside the U.S.

Italy’s Joel Retornaz was 3-2. China’s Zou Quiang earned his first win with a 6-5 victory over Denmark’s Mads Noergaard (2-4). Germany and the Netherlands had been nonetheless in search of their first wins.

The highest six groups qualify their international locations in males’s curling for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The remainder of the Olympic area can be decided in a December qualifier.

“Each group we’re going to play from right here on out goes to be gunning for us, scrapping for a playoff spot, making an attempt to get wins, making an attempt for Olympic qualification,” Bottcher mentioned. “Everybody’s obtained a purpose to win.

“We’re going to must maintain doing that whether or not meaning we will put collectively one other 100 per cent recreation or a 90-plus per cent recreation. That’s what it’s going to take to win on the market.”

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There aren’t any spectators for the world championship in Calgary, which was additionally the case for the Canadian males’s, ladies’s and combined doubles championship there.

Members are confined to the sector and their resort to keep away from the unfold of the COVID-19 virus.

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