Canada’s Bottcher loses to Russia’s Glukhov at world males’s curling championship

2021-04-08 05:01:36

An inconsistent efficiency from the Canadian again finish proved expensive in an 8-7 extra-end loss to Russia on Wednesday on the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Males’s Curling Championship.

Third Darren Moulding and skip Brendan Bottcher each had some late miscues as Canada fell to 7-3 in round-robin play on the Markin MacPhail Centre.

“I’d say it was really a reasonably good effort,” Bottcher mentioned. “We made plenty of photographs on the market. There have been just a few that didn’t land in fairly the best spot however typically it simply occurs. That’s the sport.”

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A pair of Moulding misses within the seventh finish compelled Bottcher to attract the button towards three for a single and 4-3 lead. Bottcher’s final stone within the eighth over-curled, establishing a Sergey Glukhov faucet for 2.

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Moulding and Bottcher had been each gentle with their last throws within the ninth as Russia stole a pair. Bottcher made a superb runback double to attain three within the tenth finish.

Canada arrange the additional finish to make Glukhov throw an inturn draw together with his final stone. A heavy sweep from all three of his teammates did the trick because the Russian rock stopped a whisker nearer than the Canadian stone on the 12-foot ring.

“It’s wonderful,” mentioned Russian lead Anton Kalalb. “My legs are in a tremor proper now. It’s a terrific feeling.”

It was Russia’s first victory over Canada in eight tries at this competitors.

Moulding shot simply 67 per cent within the recreation whereas Bottcher struggled at 71 per cent. Canada will play defending champion Niklas Edin of Sweden on Wednesday evening.

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Within the different afternoon video games, American John Shuster wanted an additional finish for a 10-9 win over Scotland’s Bruce Mouat. Japan’s Yuta Matsumura beat Jaap van Dorp of the Netherlands 7-5 and Italy’s Joel Retornaz dumped Norway’s Steffen Walstad 10-3.

After 17 attracts, Sweden and Russia had been tied in first place at 8-2. Canada was in a four-way tie for third place at 7-3 with Norway, the U.S., and Scotland.

The highest six groups within the 14-team area will make the playoffs. Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz was alone in seventh place at 5-4 and Italy was subsequent at 5-5.

Canada will play Norway on Thursday evening and shut out round-robin play Friday morning towards Germany’s Sixten Totzek.

The Canadian entrance finish of second Brad Thiessen (85 per cent) and lead Karrick Martin (90 per cent) had sturdy percentages however the Russians had been regular and delivered when wanted.

“They put some stress on, we gave them a pair half-shots and so they had been capable of capitalize,” Bottcher mentioned. “In the end we made a superb shot in 10 and made them throw yet another for the win and he got here up simply there. It was an unimaginable sweep on their half.”

The highest two finishers within the round-robin earn byes to the semifinals on Saturday.

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Groups sitting third by means of sixth within the standings will compete in qualification video games with winners to achieve the ultimate 4. Medal video games are set for Sunday.

Edin beat Canada’s Kevin Koe within the 2019 world championship last in Lethbridge, Alta. The 2020 occasion was cancelled as a result of pandemic.

The highest six groups will even earn spots for his or her respective nations on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

No spectators are allowed within the WinSport Area, which was additionally the case on the current Canadian males’s, girls’s and blended doubles championships.

Two Grand Slams are subsequent on the bubble calendar earlier than the world girls’s playdowns in late April.

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