2006 Continental Cup of Curling

The 2006 Continental Cup of Curling was a curling tournament held from November 23 to 26 in Chilliwack, British Columbia between six North American teams and six European teams. Europe defeated North America 229-171 after a series of North American losses in the skins games.

2006 Continental Cup of Curling
Host cityChilliwack, British Columbia
ArenaProspera Centre
DatesNovember 23–26
WinnerTeam Europe
Score Breakdown
Discipline NA Europe
Mixed Doubles Round 1 12 6
Women's Team Round 1 15 3
Men's Team Round 1 12 6
Women's Team Round 2 0 18
Singles 18 14
Men's Team Round 2 9 9
Men's Skins A 10 20
Women's Skins A 0 30
Mixed Doubles Round 2 12 6
Men's Skins B 10 30
Women's Skins B 6 34
Women's Skins C 28 32
Men's Skins C 43 17
Total 171 229
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Teams

The teams representing this year's edition is as follows:

TeamCountryHomeSkipThirdSecondLead
North America United StatesBemidji CC, BemidjiPete FensonShawn RojeskiJoe PoloDoug Pottinger
North America CanadaSt. John's CC, St. John'sBrad GushueMark NicholsRuss HowardJamie Korab
North America CanadaCalgary Winter Club, CalgaryShannon KleibrinkAmy NixonBronwen SaundersChristine Keshen
North America United StatesMadison CC, MadisonDebbie McCormickNicole JoraanstadNatalie NicholsonTracy Sachtjen
North America CanadaCC Victoria, Sainte-Foy and CC Etchemin, Saint-RomualdJean-Michel MenardFrançois RobergeEric SylvainMaxime Elmaleh
Europe ScotlandLockerbie CC, LockerbieDavid MurdochEwan MacDonaldPeter SmithEuan Byers
Europe SwedenHärnösands CK, HärnösandAnette NorbergEva LundCathrine LindahlAnna Svard
Europe  SwitzerlandFlims CC, FlimsMirjam OttBinia Feltscher-BeeliValeria SpaltyJanine Greiner
Europe GermanySC Riessersee, Garmisch-PartenkirchenAndrea SchoppMonika WagnerAnna HarteltTina Tichatschke
North America CanadaKelowna CC, KelownaKelly ScottJeanna SchraederSasha CarterRenee Simons
Europe NorwayStabekk CC, OsloPål TrulsenLars VågbergFlemming DavangerBent Anund Ramsfjell
Europe FinlandOulunkylä Curling, HelsinkiMarkku UusipaavalniemiKalle KiiskinenJani SullanmaaTeemu Salo

This tournament marks the first time a Finnish team has competed in the Continental Cup, as well as the first in which neither the rink of Randy Ferbey or Colleen Jones appeared (as Ferbey was defeated in the provincial playdowns did not qualify for the Brier and Jones did not win the Tournament of Hearts). It is also the first time the winners of the Canada Cup of Curling is not awarded a berth in the Continental Cup (their positions being replaced by the teams representing Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games instead). The European team is captained by Elisabet Gustafson, who had competed in the inaugural Continental Cup. The North American team is captained by Lindsay Sparkes and Linda Moore.

Mixed doubles

Teams are awarded six points for each victory in this match. If the match is tied after six ends, the two teams will each earn three points.

The team format of mixed doubles in this Continental Cup and previous cups is different than from the team format used starting with the 2007 Continental Cup. In this team format, four players play on a team, and each player has one role only, throwing or sweeping. There are two throwers and two sweepers. The format of play is the same as it is in any cup. The players in each game are listed as such: (Thrower/Thrower, Sweeper/Sweeper).

Thursday, November 23, 12:30pm ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Feltscher-Beeli/Murdoch, Grenier/Byers) 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
North America (Schraeder/Ménard, Simons/Elmaleh) 2 0 3 1 0 4 0 2 12 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Norberg/Vågberg, Svard/Ramsfjell) 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 6 0
North America (Joraanstad/Fenson, Sachtjen/Polo) 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 1 7 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Lund/Trulsen, Lindahl/Davanger) 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 6 6
North America (Nixon/Gushue, Saunders/Nichols) 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0

Saturday, November 25, 6:00pm ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Ott/MacDonald, Spalty/Smith) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 6 6
North America (Scott/Roberge, Carter/Sylvain) 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 5 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Wagner/Kiiskinen, Tichatschke/Salo) 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 9 0
North America (McCormick/Rojeski, Nicholson/Pottinger) 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 0 11 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Schöpp/Uusipaavalniemi, Hartlet/Sullanmaa) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0
North America (Kleibrink/Howard, Keshen/Korab) 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 6 6

Singles

Teams earn four points for each victory in this match. If the match is tied through all events, the two teams will each earn two points. An additional eight points will be awarded to the team with the higher aggregate score in this portion of the event.

The player listed played all of the shots; his/her teammates were sweepers or held the broom.

Friday, November 24, 5:00pm ET

Sheet A Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
Europe (Uusipaavalniemi) 2 5 4 5 3 3 22 4
North America (Gushue) 5 5 5 4 1 0 20 0
Sheet B Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
Europe (Davanger) 1 4 5 3 4 5 22 4
North America (Rojeski) 0 5 3 4 3 5 20 0
Sheet C Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
Europe (MacDonald) 0 5 4 2 4 5 20 4
North America (Elmaleh) 2 4 4 2 0 5 17 0
Sheet A Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
Europe (Schöpp) 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 0
North America (Scott) 5 1 4 3 4 5 22 4
Sheet B Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
Europe (Ott) 5 2 2 0 0 5 14 4
North America (McCormick) 0 2 3 3 1 0 9 0
Sheet C Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
Europe (Svärd) 0 4 5 2 5 5 21 2
North America (Kleibrink) 3 5 5 2 1 5 21 2

North America wins the bonus points for having the higher aggregate total, 109-104.

Teams

Teams are awarded six points for each victory in the team match. If the match is tied after 8 ends, the two teams will each earn three points.

Women

Thursday, November 23, 5:00pm ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Norberg) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0
North America (McCormick) 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 6 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Schöpp) 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 3
North America (Scott) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 4 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Ott) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 5 0
North America (Kleibrink) 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 8 6

Friday, November 24, 12:30pm ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Schöpp) 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 6 6
North America (Kleibrink) 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 5 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Ott) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 6
North America (McCormick) 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Norberg) 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 9 6
North America (Scott) 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 0

Men

Thursday, November 23, 9:30pm ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Murdoch) 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 5 0
North America (Ménard) 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 6 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Trulsen) 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 0
North America (Gushue) 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Uusipaavalniemi) 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 1 7 6
North America (Fenson) 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0

Friday, November 24, 9:30pm ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Trulsen) 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
North America (Ménard) 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Uusipaavalniemi) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 3
North America (Fenson) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
Europe (Murdoch) 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 6
North America (Gushue) 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0

Skins

In the skins portion of the event, teams get points that contribute to the overall score by scoring at least 2 points with the hammer or forcing a steal without. The number of points is unevenly divided through each of the 8 ends in each of the 3 ends.

"A" Competition

Saturday, November 25, 1:30pm ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
Europe (Uusipaavalniemi) X X 0 X 20
North America (Fenson) 0 0 X X 10
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
Europe (Schöpp) 0 X 0 0 X 30
North America (McCormick) 0 0 0 0

"B" Competition

Saturday, November 25, 9:30pm ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
Europe (Ménard) 0 0 X X 30
North America (Trulsen) 0 0 0 X 10
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
Europe (Ott) X X X X X 34
North America (Scott) 0 0 X 6

"C" Competition

Sunday, November 26, 12:30pm ET

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
Europe (Norberg) X X X X 32
North America (Kleibrink) 0 X X X 28

Sunday, November 26, 1:30pm ET

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
Europe (Murdoch) X 0 X 17
North America (Gushue) 0 0 X 0 X 43

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