Team Fenson came up with two big wins today to improve their record to 6-3 in the tournament — good enough for 4th place heading into the last day of round-robin play (as this is written, there is still one more draw to be played today). In the first draw of the day, the US defeated Team Italy 8-5. In the mid-day draw, the US defeated the Scottish team 7-5!
The 2010 Men’s World Championships get underway today. Here in the States, the best place to see the action is going to be on NBC’s Universal Sports network (not carried by many providers around here). You’ll be able to see some matches during the week, and the championships next week.
There will be a vote next month in Italy that may have global implications regarding the sport of curling. There are some folks that are concerned that matches are taking too long (sometimes going beyond three hours), and that one way to eliminate that is to shorten matches from 10 to 8 ends, eliminate tie-breakers in tournaments, etc. Something to keep an eye on for sure…
Erika Brown, who led her rink to the World Championships by winning the USA Curling National Championships in Kalamazoo just over a week ago, now sits atop the leader board at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships. Brown’s team defeated Japan 10-3 and Russia 8-6 to earn the top spot early in this tournament.
[UPDATE] – After day three, Team Brown has only one defeat, and sits at 4-1 behind Canada with their 4-0 record. Find streaming video on Universal Sports’ web site.