2018 Continental Cup of Curling

The 2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling was held from January 11 to 14 at the Sports Centre at Western Fair District[1] in London, Ontario. The Continental Cup featured team events, mixed doubles events, and skins competitions, and the brunt of the points was in the skins competitions. TSN broadcast the event, as it has in previous years.

2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling
Host cityLondon, Ontario
ArenaThe Sports Centre at Western Fair District
DatesJanuary 11–14
WinnerTeam North America
Score Breakdown
Discipline NA World
Team Round 1 1 2
Mixed Doubles Round 1 1 2
Team Round 2 2 1
Team Round 3 2 1
Mixed Doubles Round 2 3 0
Team Round 4 1.5 1.5
Mixed Doubles Round 3 2 4
Team Round 5 1.5 1.5
Team Round 6 1.5 1.5
Skins Round 1 8 7
Skins Round 2 6.5 8.5
Tiebreak 0.5 0
Total 30.5 30
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North America won the event 30.5 points to 30, with an extra half point awarded in a draw to the button competition between Brad Gushue and Thomas Ulsrud after a 30–30 tie after all events.

The total attendance for the event was 16,017.[2]

Competition format

This edition of the Continental Cup used a similar format as that of the previous year. Out of the sixty total points available, a majority of points were needed to win the cup. The mixed doubles, and team games were worth one point each, and ties were worth one half point each to both teams. The skins games were worth a total of five points. Nine mixed doubles will be played, along with eighteen team games and six skins games.

Teams

The teams were selected from the top teams in each region. Six teams from each region will compete against each other in the competition. Four teams from Canada earn the right to represent Team North America by virtue of winning certain events, namely the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials (which were held in lieu of a Canada Cup of Curling in 2017) and the Canadian National Championships (the Brier and the Tournament of Hearts). Two teams from the United States, namely the top point-getters of American teams on the World Curling Tour, were chosen to represent North America, and the teams representing Team World were selected by the World Curling Federation.

The teams in the table below have been announced as representatives of their respective regions.[3] As Rachel Homan had won both the 2017 Scotties and the 2017 Olympic Trials, Michelle Englot and her team was invited as 2017 Scotties runners-up.

TeamSkipThirdSecondLeadLocale
Team
North
America
Brad GushueMark NicholsBrett GallantGeoff Walker St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
John ShusterTyler GeorgeMatt HamiltonJohn Landsteiner Duluth, Minnesota
Kevin KoeMarc KennedyBrent LaingBen Hebert Calgary, Alberta
Rachel HomanEmma MiskewJoanne CourtneyLisa Weagle Ottawa, Ontario
Nina RothTabitha PetersonAileen GevingBecca Hamilton Madison, Wisconsin
Michelle EnglotKate CameronLeslie Wilson-WestcottRaunora Westcott Winnipeg, Manitoba
Coach: Rick Lang, Captain: Al Hackner
Team
World
Niklas EdinOskar ErikssonRasmus WranåChristoffer Sundgren Karlstad, Sweden
Benoît SchwarzClaudio PätzPeter de Cruz (skip)Valentin Tanner Geneva, Switzerland
Thomas UlsrudTorger NergårdChristoffer SvaeHåvard Vad Petersson Oslo, Norway
Satsuki FujisawaYumi SuzukiChinami YoshidaYurika Yoshida Kitami, Japan
Anna HasselborgSara McManusAgnes KnochenhauerSofia Mabergs Sundbyberg, Sweden
Silvana TirinzoniManuela SiegristEsther NeuenschwanderMarlene Albrecht Zurich, Switzerland
Coach: Fredrik Lindberg, Captain: David Murdoch

Events

All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (UTC−5).[4]

Thursday, January 11

Team 9:30 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Homan) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 3 0
World (Tirinzoni) 3 2 0 2 1 0 1 X 9 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Shuster) 0 1 0 4 0 3 1 X 9 1
World (Edin) 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 X 5 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Englot) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
World (Hasselborg) 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 1

Mixed doubles 2:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Homan/Gallant) 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 5 0
World (Neuenschwander/Pätz) 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 8 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (R. Hamilton/M. Hamilton) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 X 4 0
World (Mabergs/Edin) 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 X 7 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Weagle/Gushue) 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 7 1
World (Eriksson/Hasselborg) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0

Team 7:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Koe) 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 6 1
World (Ulsrud) 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Roth) 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 5 0
World (Fujisawa) 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 1 7 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Gushue) 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 X 7 1
World (de Cruz) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 2 0

Friday, January 12

Team 9:30 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Englot) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 X 3 0
World (Fujisawa) 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 X 5 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Koe) 0 4 0 1 2 0 1 X 8 1
World (de Cruz) 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 4 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Roth) 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 5 1
World (Tirinzoni) 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0

Mixed doubles 2:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Cameron/Kennedy) 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 8 1
World (Fujisawa/Svae) 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Miskew/Hebert) 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 X 6 1
World (McManus/Sundgren) 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 X 4 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Courtney/Shuster) 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 X 7 1
World (Tirinzoni/Tanner) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 X 3 0

Team 7:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Gushue) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0
World (Edin) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Homan) 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 6 0.5
World (Hasselborg) 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 6 0.5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Shuster) 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 X 8 1
World (Ulsrud) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 3 0

Saturday, January 13

Mixed doubles 9:30 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Englot/Laing & Wilson-Westcott/Nichols) 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 5 0
World (Albrecht/de Cruz & Siegrist/Schwarz) 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 7 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Peterson/George & Roth/Landsteiner) 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 X 6 0
World (Knochenhauer/Wranå & Suzuki/Nergård) 1 0 2 0 3 0 3 X 9 2
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Geving/Walker & Westcott/Koe) 0 4 1 0 1 1 1 X 8 2
World (Y. Yoshida/Ulsrud & C. Yoshida/Petersson) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 3 0

Team 2:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Roth) 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 5 0.5
World (Hasselborg) 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 5 0.5
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Gushue) 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 X 7 1
World (Ulsrud) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 2 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Homan) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 X 2 0
World (Fujisawa) 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 X 7 1

Team 7:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Shuster) 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 7 0.5
World (de Cruz) 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 7 0.5
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Englot) 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 X 4 0
World (Tirinzoni) 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 X 9 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Koe) 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 1 9 1
World (Edin) 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 6 0

Sunday, January 14

Skins 2:30 pm

Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 15
Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Total
North America (Roth) X X X 2
World (Fujisawa) X X X X X 3
Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 15
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Total
North America (Kennedy/Cameron/Hebert/Wilson) X X 0 X 2
World (Eriksson/Hasselborg/Sundgren/Mabergs) 0 X X X 3
Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 15
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Total
North America (Shuster) X X X X 4
World (de Cruz) 0 0 0 X 1

Skins 7:00 pm

Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 15
Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Total
North America (Homan) X 0 0 X 2
World (Tirinzoni) X X X X 3
Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 15
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Total
North America (Koe/Englot/Laing/Westcott) X X X X 2.5
World (Edin/McManus/Wranå/Knochenhauer) X X X X 2.5
Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 15
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Total
North America (Gushue) 0 0 0 X 2
World (Ulsrud) 0 0 X X 3

After all events, Team North America and Team World were tied at 30 points each. The tiebreak was a draw to the button with each team selecting a thrower. Brad Gushue for Team North America won the draw over Thomas Ulsrud for Team World.

References

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