CALGARY – Canada’s Brendan Bottcher dropped a 6-4 resolution to Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz in an additional finish on Sunday on the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Males’s Curling Championship.
Bottcher had an opportunity to win however he was mild on an inturn draw to the four-foot ring together with his remaining throw to surrender a steal of two.
“We bought to the scenario we wished to get to, tied with (hammer) within the further,” Bottcher mentioned. “We simply did not make sufficient photographs there within the further finish.”
De Cruz improved to 4-0 after seven attracts of play on the Markin MacPhail Centre whereas Bottcher fell to 3-1. The Edmonton-based workforce will tackle Jaap van Dorp of the Netherlands within the afternoon draw.
Bottcher gave up two early steals towards De Cruz earlier than pulling even with a deuce within the seventh finish.
After a blanked finish, Canada caught a break within the ninth when Swiss fourth Benoit Schwarz’s first stone picked. That shut down hope for a Swiss deuce and an angle-raise double try and clean was simply broad, giving Canada a steal and a 4-3 lead.
Bottcher pressured Switzerland to a single to get hammer within the further finish. For his final rock, Bottcher threw just a little wider than standard to get round a stone on the centre line on the prime of the four-foot.
“It is at all times just a little little bit of a query mark while you’re taking that bit of additional ice,” Bottcher mentioned. “Is it going to be just a little sooner or is it going to be just a little bit slower on the market?
“On the finish of the day I feel we knew the suitable time, I simply threw it just a little bit mild.”
De Cruz and Norway’s Steffen Walstad (4-0) shared prime spot within the standings. Canada was in a six-way tie for third place at 3-1.
“It was an excellent recreation,” De Cruz mentioned. “They are a tremendous robust workforce. Everytime you play Canada within the massive occasions, it is the fixture that is going to come out on the schedule while you have a look at it.
“We’re extraordinarily blissful and we will take pleasure in this for a bit.”
Italy’s Joel Retornaz defeated Germany’s Sixten Totzek 9-3 and Sweden’s Niklas Edin edged Sergey Glukhov of the Russian Curling Federation 8-7 in an additional finish. American John Shuster doubled Japan’s Yuta Matsumura 10-5 within the different early recreation.
A night draw was additionally scheduled for Sunday. Spherical-robin play continues by Friday afternoon.
The highest two finishers within the 14-team round-robin earn byes to the semifinals on Saturday. Groups sitting third by sixth will compete in qualification video games with winners to succeed in the ultimate 4.
Medal video games are set for April 11. The highest six groups will even earn spots for his or her respective international locations on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Edin beat Canada’s Kevin Koe within the 2019 world championship remaining in Lethbridge, Alta. The 2020 occasion was cancelled because of the pandemic.
No spectators are allowed within the WinSport Enviornment, 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.