2011 World Senior Curling Championships

The 2011 World Senior Curling Championships were held at the Saint Paul Curling Club in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States from April 15 to 24, 2011. The event was held in conjunction with the 2011 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.

2011 World Senior Curling Championships
Host citySt. Paul, Minnesota, United States
ArenaSaint Paul Curling Club
DatesApril 15–24, 2011
Men's winner Canada
Curling clubThistle CC
Edmonton, Alberta
SkipMark Johnson
ThirdMarvin Wirth
SecondKen McLean
LeadMillard Evans
AlternateBrad Hannah
Finalist United States (Geoff Goodland)
Women's winner Canada
Curling clubJuan de Fuca CC
Victoria, British Columbia
SkipChristine Jurgenson
ThirdCheryl Noble
SecondPat Sanders
LeadRoselyn Craig
AlternateLena West
Finalist Sweden (Ingrid Meldahl)
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Canada swept the seniors event, winning both the men's and women's championships. Canada's Mark Johnson defeated the American hosts skipped by Geoff Goodland in an extra end, stealing a point to win 5-4, while Canada's Christine Jurgenson won a six-end game 9-2 over former world senior champion Ingrid Meldahl and her Swedish rink. The Australian rink under Hugh Millikin won their second consecutive bronze medal by defeating Denmark's Bent Kristoffersen with a tally of 8-5, while the Swiss rink under Chantal Forrer took the bronze medal with a 5-4 after a single in the last end to wrap up a tight game against the American hosts under Margie Smith.[1]

Men

The men's tournament consisted of 21 teams playing in three groups of seven, an increase from last year's tournament, which consisted of 12 teams in two groups of six. The groups played a round-robin tournament within their own groups, and the top eight teams advanced to the quarterfinals and played a single-knockout round to determine the winner. The top eight teams included the top two teams from each group and two of the third-ranked teams among the groups.

Round Robin Standings

Final Round Robin Standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Draw Shot Challenge
(team with best moves to playoffs, other two play in qualification game)
Blue GroupSkipWL
 United StatesGeoff Goodland60
 EnglandMichael Sutherland42
 ScotlandKen Horton42
 HungaryAndrás Rókusfalvy33
 JapanNobuyuki Kato33
 FranceChristophe Lehuenen15
 NetherlandsWim Neeleman06
Red GroupSkipWL
 CanadaMark Johnson60
 DenmarkBent Kristoffersen51
 GermanyKlaus Unterstab42
 SwedenPer Carlsén33
 FinlandTimo Kauste24
 Czech RepublicPetr Slavik15
 ItalyDanilo Capriolo06
Green GroupSkipWL
  SwitzerlandDieter Strub60
 AustraliaHugh Millikin51
 New ZealandPeter Becker42
 IrelandPeter Wilson33
 WalesChris Wells24
 RussiaSergey Melnikov15
 LatviaPēteris Šveisbergs06

Playoffs

Qualification Game
   
R3  Germany 3
B3  Scotland 6
Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold Medal Match
         
R1  Canada 9
B3  Scotland 3
R1  Canada 11
G2  Australia 1
G2  Australia 5
B2  England 4
R1  Canada 5
B1  United States 4
G1   Switzerland 4
R2  Denmark 5
R2  Denmark 2
B1  United States 11
B1  United States 6
G3  New Zealand 2
Bronze Medal Match
   
G2  Australia 8
R2  Denmark 5

Bronze Medal Game

Saturday, April 23, 14:00

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
 Australia (Millikin) 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 8
 Denmark (Kristoffersen) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 5

Gold Medal Game

Saturday, April 23, 14:00

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
 Canada (Johnson) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
 United States (Goodland) 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
2011 World Senior Men's Curling Championship Winner

Canada
7th title

Women

The women's tournament consisted of eleven teams playing a round robin tournament. The top four teams advanced to the semifinals and play a single-knockout round to determine the winner.

Round Robin Standings

Final Round Robin Standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
TeamsSkipWL
 CanadaChristine Jurgenson100
 United StatesMargie Smith82
  SwitzerlandChantal Forrer73
 SwedenIngrid Meldahl73
 ScotlandLinda Young64
 Czech RepublicLenka Safranková46
 JapanEriko Igarashi46
 IrelandMarie O'Kane37
 EnglandSandra Moorcroft28
 New ZealandWendy Becker28
 RussiaLiudmila Murova28

Playoffs

Semifinals Final
      
1  Canada 6
4   Switzerland 5
1  Canada 9
3  Sweden 2
2  United States 5
3  Sweden 7
Bronze Medal Match
   
4   Switzerland 5
2  United States 4

Bronze Medal Game

Saturday, April 23, 14:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Switzerland (Forrer) 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 5
 United States (Smith) 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4

Gold Medal Game

Saturday, April 23, 14:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
 Canada (Jurgenson) 3 0 4 0 0 2 X X 9
 Sweden (Meldahl) 0 0 0 1 1 0 X X 2
2011 World Women's Senior Curling Championship Winner

Canada
7th title

References

General
  • "Official Site".
  • "World Senior Curling Championships 2011". World Curling Federation. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
Specific
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