1961 Scotch Cup

The 1961 Scotch Cup was the third edition of the men's World Curling Championship. It was held across four venues: Ayr, Kirkcaldy, Perth and Edinburgh, Scotland. The tournament began with games in Ayr on 21 March. The second and third days were on 22 and 23 March in Kirkcaldy, and the fourth day was in Perth on 24 March.

1961 Scotch Cup
Host cityAyr, Kirkcaldy,
Perth & Edinburgh, Scotland
ArenaUnknown
Dates21–30 March 1961
Winner Canada
Curling clubAlberta Avenue CC
Edmonton, Alberta
SkipHec Gervais
ThirdRay Werner
SecondVic Raymer
LeadWally Ursuliak
Finalist Scotland
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The tournament was expanded to a three team competition with the United States debuting in the tournament. After the three teams ended up tied with a 2-2 win-loss record, a playoff was played with the semi-final played on 25 March in Perth and the final played in Edinburgh on 30 March. In the final, Canada won the Scotch Cup for the third time with a 12-7 win over Scotland in the final.

Teams

 Canada  Scotland  United States
Alberta Avenue CC, Edmonton, Alberta

Skip: Hec Gervais
Third: Ray Werner
Second: Vic Raymer
Lead: Wally Ursuliak

Findo Gask CC, Perth

Skip: Willie McIntosh
Third: Andrew McLaren
Second: Jim Miller
Lead: Bob Stirrat

Granite CC, Seattle, Washington

Skip: Dr. Frank Crealock
Third: Ken Sherwood
Second: John Jamieson
Lead: Bud McCartney

Standings

Country Skip W L
 ScotlandWillie McIntosh22
 CanadaHec Gervais22
 United StatesFrank Crealock22

Results

Draw 1

Team Final
 Scotland (McIntosh) 9
 United States (Crealock) 8

Draw 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 3 0 0 ? ? ? 3 ? ? 1 0 2 11
 Scotland (McIntosh) 0 3 2 ? ? ? 0 ? ? 0 2 0 10

Draw 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 10
 United States (Crealock) 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6

Draw 4

23 March, Kirkcaldy

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Scotland (McIntosh) 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 9
 United States (Crealock) 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 11

Draw 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
 United States (Crealock) 0 1 0 0 2 3 2 1 1 0 1 2 13

Draw 6

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 4
 Scotland (McIntosh) 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 5 3 0 2 X 15

Playoffs

  Semi-Final     Final
                 
    1  Scotland 7
  2  Canada 14     2  Canada 12
  3  United States 9  

Semi final

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 0 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 3 X 14
 United States (Crealock) 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 9

Final

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 3 X 12
 Scotland (McIntosh) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 X 7
1961 Scotch Cup

Canada
3rd title

References

  • "Scotch Cup 1961". World Curling Federation. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
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