Team World wins 2012 WFG Continental Cup
Congratulations to Team World, which includes teams skipped by Tom Brewster and Eve Muirhead, on winning the 2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup.
The World Curling Federation reports the following:
“Team World clinched victory at the 2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup in the third end of the final Men’s Skins game. Canadian Skip Jeff Stoughton’s final stone was too heavy and left an opening for Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud to make the points he needed to win the skin and take Team World over the 201 point threshold required to win the event.
Ulsrud went on to win the game 35-20 and notch up a final score of 235 points for Team World against the 165 won over the four day event by Team North America.”
Photo: WCF/CCA/Michael Burns
Scots competing in Continental Cup for Team World
Posted 13 January 2012
The World Financial Group Continental Cup got underway on Thursday (Day 1 Update by WCF) at the Langley Events Centre in British Columbia in which Tom Brewster and Eve Muirhead and their teams are competing for Team World.
This is the eighth edition of the international curling competition, which features six teams from North America (four Canadian and two American) competing against six teams representing The World in a variety of disciplines, including Team Games, Mixed Doubles, Singles, Mixed Skins and Skins over four days.
Along with Eve Muirhead and Tom Brewster, Team World includes teams skipped by Thomas Ulsrud of Norway, Niklas Edin of Sweden, Annette Norbreg also of Sweden, and Bingyu Wang of China.
Since 2002, when the competition started, Team World have won the Continental Cup three tim
es – 2003 (in Thunder Bay), 2006 (in Chilliwack) and in 2008 (in Camrose). North America have won the competition four times – 2002, 2004 and 2007 (in Medicine Hat), and in 2011 (in St. Albert). There were no Continental Cups in 2005, 2009 and 2010.
The Canadian TV broadcaster TSN (RDS in Quebec) will provide complete live coverage of the World Financial Group Continental Cup, for viewers in Canada. And, in association with the World Curling Federation, TSN will provide web-streamed coverage to viewers outside Canada which will be available on the WCF website: http://www.worldcurling.org/world-financial-group-continental-cup-2012-web-coverage
The winning side receives $52,000 CDN ($2,000 per member) while the losing side gets $26,000 ($1,000 per member). As well, the side that wins the final Men’s Skins game will receive an additional $13,000.