January 20th, 2018

North America holds slight edge over World at Continental Cup after Gushue win

By The Canadian Press on January 13, 2018.

LONDON, Ont. – Team North America’s Brad Gushue defeated Team World’s Thomas Ulsrud 7-2 on Saturday at the Continental Cup.

The two teams play again in Sunday’s skins games that could ultimately decide who wins the tournament.

Gushue got off to a strong start and was ahead 5-0 after three ends.

Each victory is worth one point and a tie is worth a half point. Team North American currently has a 13.5 to 12.5 advantage entering the evening draws.

The first team to reach 30.5 points is declared the winner of the competition, which features traditional team, mixed doubles and skins games. Two rounds of skins games will decide 30 points on Sunday.

Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., had the only win for Team North American in the afternoon draw but kept them in a good position to capture the event for a sixth straight year.

In other afternoon play, Ottawa’s Rachel Homan fell 7-2 to Team World’s Satsuki Fujisawa while North America’s Nina Roth settled for a 5-5 tie with Team World’s Anna Hasselborg.

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