1970 Air Canada Silver Broom

The 1970 Air Canada Silver Broom, the men's world curling championship, was held at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York, United States between 18-22 March 1970.

1970 Air Canada Silver Broom
Host cityUtica, New York, United States
ArenaUtica Memorial Auditorium
Dates18-22 March 1970
Winner Canada
Curling clubGranite CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba
SkipDon Duguid
ThirdRod Hunter
SecondJim Pettapiece
LeadBryan Wood
Finalist Scotland
« 1969
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The event was sparsely attended with only 200-300 fans for some of the afternoon games to about 2,000 for the final. In one draw, bored high school students began booing and cheering shots before resulting to throwing paperclips onto the ice "caused havoc with a number of shots."[1]

Teams

 Canada  France  Germany  Norway[Note 1]
Granite CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Skip: Don Duguid
Third: Rod Hunter
Second: Jim Pettapiece
Lead: Bryan Wood

Mont d'Arbois CC, Megève

Skip: Pierre Boan
Third: Jean Albert Sulpice
Second: Alain Bozon
Lead: Maurice Sulpice

EC Oberstdorf

Skip: Manfred Räderer
Third: Ernst Hege
Second: Peter Jacoby
Lead: Hansjörg Jacoby

Stabekk CC, Oslo

Skip: Josef Bjaanaes[Note 2]
Fourth: Knut Bjaanaes
Third: Geir Søiland
Second: Per Dammen[2]

 Scotland  Sweden   Switzerland  United States
St. Martins CC, Perth

Skip: Bill Muirhead
Third: George Haggart
Second: Derek Scott
Lead: Murray Melville

Stallmästargården CK, Stockholm

Fourth: Claes Källén
Third: Christer Källén
Second: Sture Lindén
Skip: Tom Schaeffer[Note 2]

Lausanne CC

Skip: Roland Schenkel
Third: Paul Metraux
Second: Ernst Pochon
Lead: Michel Weill

Grafton CC, North Dakota

Skip: Art Tallackson
Third: Glenn Gilleshammer
Second: Ray Holt
Lead: Trueman Thompson

Notes
^Note 1 Unclear participants.
^Note 2 Throws first rocks.

Standings

Country Skip W L
 CanadaDon Duguid70
 ScotlandBill Muirhead61
 SwedenTom Schaeffer43
 United StatesArt Tallackson43
 NorwayJosef Bjaanaes43
 FrancePierre Boan16
 GermanyManfred Räderer16
  SwitzerlandRoland Schenkel16

Results

Draw 1

Team Final
 Scotland (Muirhead) 16
 Germany (Räderer) 6
Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 19
 France (Boan) 4
Team Final
 Canada (Duguid) 16
  Switzerland (Schenkel) 8
Team Final
 United States (Tallackson) 14
 Norway (Bjaanaes) 8

Draw 2

Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 17
 United States (Tallackson) 3
Team Final
 Canada (Duguid) 9
 Scotland (Muirhead) 5
Team Final
 Norway (Bjaanaes) 14
 Germany (Räderer) 6
Team Final
  Switzerland (Schenkel) 11
 France (Boan) 9

Draw 3

Team Final
 Scotland (Muirhead) 10
  Switzerland (Schenkel) 4
Team Final
 Norway (Bjaanaes) 8
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 4
Team Final
 United States (Tallackson) 9
 France (Boan) 8
Team Final
 Canada (Duguid) 20
 Germany (Räderer) 4

Draw 4

Team Final
 Norway (Bjaanaes) 17
 France (Boan) 7
Team Final
 Germany (Räderer) 8
  Switzerland (Schenkel) 7
Team Final
 Canada (Duguid) 12
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 4
Team Final
 Scotland (Muirhead) 8
 United States (Tallackson) 7

Draw 5

Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 11
 Germany (Räderer) 6
Team Final
 Scotland (Muirhead) 7
 France (Boan) 6
Team Final
 United States (Tallackson) 15
  Switzerland (Schenkel) 3
Team Final
 Canada (Duguid) 14
 Norway (Bjaanaes) 6

Draw 6

Team Final
 Canada (Duguid) 10
 United States (Tallackson) 8
Team Final
 Norway (Bjaanaes) 10
  Switzerland (Schenkel) 5
Team Final
 Scotland (Muirhead) 9
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 7
Team Final
 France (Boan) 14
 Germany (Räderer) 4

Draw 7

Team Final
 Canada (Duguid) 16
 France (Boan) 5
Team Final
 United States (Tallackson) 12
 Germany (Räderer) 11
Team Final
 Scotland (Muirhead) 9
 Norway (Bjaanaes) 6
Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 11
  Switzerland (Schenkel) 4

Tiebreaker

Tiebreaker 1

Team Final
 United States (Tallackson) 10
 Norway (Bjaanaes) 7

Tiebreaker 2

Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 6
 United States (Tallackson) 3

Playoffs

  Semi-Final     Final
                 
    1  Canada 11
  2  Scotland 8     2  Scotland 4
  3  Sweden 7  

Semifinal

Team Final
 Scotland (Muirhead) 8
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 7

Final

Team Final
 Canada (Duguid) 11
 Scotland (Muirhead) 4
1970 Air Canada Silver Broom

Canada
10th title

References

  • "Air Canada Silver Broom 1970". World Curling Federation. Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
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