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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:09 pm
 


I really don't what more we could ask of Brad Jacob's rink at this point. Winning their first two draws in decent fashion, their next challenge was the much vaulted rink of Team Scotland - and the boys lived up to their rep.

In their first ever appearance at the Worlds, Team Canada consisting of skip Brad Jacobs, lead - Ryan Harnden, second - EJ Harnden and third - Ryan Fry (who has been on fire so far)wobbled a bit in their first draw against Team China but held on to win it. They posted a much stronger win in their following draw against Team Finland, but it was the draw against Team Scotland that many Canadian fans were looking forward too. Team Scotland is the holder of two World Championships and always present a formidable challenge with the skills of Davie Murdoch and Tom Brewster both with excellent skipping records.

After getting off to a shaky start in the first two ends, Team Canada came back in the 3rd trailing 2 - 1 and scored two points. They never really looked back after that and by the 7th end were leading 7 - 4. There were handshakes all around in the 9th as Team Canada posted a 9 - 4 win over Team Scotland. It was a great game with both teams making some superb take-outs and stunning draws.

Team Canada sits atop the leader board right now and will face Team Switzerland this afternoon then Team USA later on tonight.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:46 pm
 


Hope they do better than the women did. I'm thinking of renaming them "Team Choke".


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:27 pm
 


N_Fiddledog wrote:
Hope they do better than the women did. I'm thinking of renaming them "Team Choke".


I certainly wouldn't. The ladies team did well considering they are younger than the men's team and were competing in a foreign country. Each of the men would tell you what an edge it is to play at home and the crowd - such as it is - is behind Team Canada all the way. Yes, the women might have curled better but to come away with a medal speaks well for their first international competition.

Meanwhile Brad Jacobs team just keep winning taking a 7 to 2 win over the Swiss this afternoon and continue at the top of the board with a standing of 4 wins, 0 losses. The US team they are facing tonight currently sit at 3 and 1 thus having something to prove. Hoping for a great competitive game.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:36 pm
 


Maybe it was all that rockin that helped the wheels fall off Team Canada's bus - whatever it was the guys surely fell off their stride in the latter draws of the Ford's. In their final game of the Round Robin last night, Team Canada came back to play as well as they had in earlier draws but Team Sweden was not to be stopped. Nik Edin was superb on shot after shot in spite of great set-ups by the Canadians. It all came down to a final rock for a possible tie in what was an impossible shot. But Brad to his credit gave it his best but Nik was better.

Team Canada will now play Denmark in the 3 - 4 Page Play-off. If they win they advance to the semi-final. If they lose they will drop to the Bronze medal game.

The lads have been in this position before. They had to fight thru 4 draws for their win at the Briers. Hopefully that experience will spur them onto to a victory today.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:18 pm
 


I may get raked over the coals for this but, I honestly don't think Canada sent their 2 best teams to the mens and womens world championships. We sent our 2 hottest teams and once the magic wore off they ended up being beaten by teams they would have soundly manhandled just a couple of weeks earlier.

It's a case of getting hot and peaking at the right time and it looks like Jacobs rink has past the peak which is unfortunate and hopefully they can prove me wrong but, there are just to many teams that are to talented, playing to well for Jacobs to bring home the Gold.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:51 pm
 


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I may get raked over the coals for this but, I honestly don't think Canada sent their 2 best teams to the mens and womens world championships. We sent our 2 hottest teams and once the magic wore off they ended up being beaten by teams they would have soundly manhandled just a couple of weeks earlier.

It's a case of getting hot and peaking at the right time and it looks like Jacobs rink has past the peak which is unfortunate and hopefully they can prove me wrong but, there are just to many teams that are to talented, playing to well for Jacobs to bring home the Gold.


Agreed. Team Canada should put a team together, and they should train together all year, make curling their profession, then play. Is that not what the other countries do?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:37 pm
 


Canada scores 3 in the 6th to defeat Scotland 6-3, goes on to play Sweden for the Gold Sunday afternoon.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:49 pm
 


Well they finally got hot again. Just in time. [B-o]


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:37 pm
 


Fingers crossed!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:16 am
 


Title: Canada's Brad Jacobs going for gold at curling worlds
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Date: 2013-04-06 18:59:05
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:16 am
 


Grinders they are and thanks to that, they have a shot at the top spot. So proud of the guys for the way they came back to beat both Denmark and Scotland.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:36 am
 


Freakinoldguy wrote:
I may get raked over the coals for this but, I honestly don't think Canada sent their 2 best teams to the mens and womens world championships. We sent our 2 hottest teams and once the magic wore off they ended up being beaten by teams they would have soundly manhandled just a couple of weeks earlier.

It's a case of getting hot and peaking at the right time and it looks like Jacobs rink has past the peak which is unfortunate and hopefully they can prove me wrong but, there are just to many teams that are to talented, playing to well for Jacobs to bring home the Gold.


Canada had no choice but to go with the teams that won each of their events in order to wear the Canadian jersey - that's just the way it is. Homan et al won the Scotties and the Jacobs rink won the Brier.

One thing we have to take into consideration is that though we have top notch men's and women's curling teams in Canada, we need some younger teams to come to the fore, so to speak. Howard, Martin and Stoughton aren't getting any younger and neither are the rinks of Jennifer Jones or Heather Nedohin. Sooner or later those rinks are going to retire and who will take their place?

That is why it was so exciting to see Homan and Jacobs take a run at the Worlds. Rome wasn't built in a day and Champions are forged by the fire of their sport. Personally, I think Rachel et al did well to take the Bronze over all the talented teams they played.

Brad and Co. did well to fight their way back for a chance at the Gold. Getting by the talented young Danish team was not an easy feat but to win against 2-time World Champion Scotland by such a decisive score was simply stunning.

Niklas Edin and the Swedish rink have been on a winning high all year long in their bid for the Sochi Olympics. This match will be one for the record books.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:41 am
 


N_Fiddledog wrote:
Freakinoldguy wrote:
I may get raked over the coals for this but, I honestly don't think Canada sent their 2 best teams to the mens and womens world championships. We sent our 2 hottest teams and once the magic wore off they ended up being beaten by teams they would have soundly manhandled just a couple of weeks earlier.

It's a case of getting hot and peaking at the right time and it looks like Jacobs rink has past the peak which is unfortunate and hopefully they can prove me wrong but, there are just to many teams that are to talented, playing to well for Jacobs to bring home the Gold.


Agreed. Team Canada should put a team together, and they should train together all year, make curling their profession, then play. Is that not what the other countries do?


Yes, many other teams do curl for their living and Nik Edin's rink out of Sweden is one of them.

For me, it is the very fact that our Canadian teams are ordinary guys and gals with full-time jobs, families and other commitments that make their wins so much more meaningful. Think of the dedication that takes.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:57 pm
 


And Sweden wins the Gold, defeating Canada 8-6


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:00 pm
 


Instead of bitching that they didn't win gold, I want to congratulate team Canada on a good tournament and winning silver. Well done boys. [cheer]


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