Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Canada’s Brad Gushue Secures Spot in World Men’s Curling Final with Victory over Scotland

Brad Gushue and his team from St. John’s, Newfoundland, including Mark Nichols, E.J. Harnden, and Geoff Walker, clinched a spot in the championship final at the world men’s curling championship. In the semifinals held in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Gushue’s team defeated Scotland’s Bruce Mouat with a convincing 9-4 win on Saturday.

Scotland earned their place in the semifinals with an 8-4 win over the United States earlier on Saturday. Gushue will now face Sweden’s Niklas Edin in the final showdown on Sunday. Edin, a six-time champion, secured his spot with a 5-3 victory over Italy in the semifinals.

In the round-robin stage, Edin finished at the top with an 11-1 record, while Gushue followed closely behind at 10-2, granting both Sweden and Canada direct entries to the semifinals.

Despite Mouat finishing with the same 10-2 record as Gushue, Canada earned the tiebreaker by defeating Scotland 8-4 earlier in the tournament. In the semifinal match, Gushue took control with three points in the sixth end, securing a 6-3 lead after Canada leveled the score with a single point in the fifth end. Scotland managed to add one point in the seventh end, but Canada sealed the victory with another three points in the eighth end to secure their spot in the final.

The game started with Gushue’s team scoring two points in the first end, but Scotland responded with two points of their own in the second end, taking the lead with one point in the fourth end.

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