Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Men's World Championship

The Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Richardson, starts this Saturday (April 2) in the Brandt Centre at Evraz Place in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews, Michael Goodfellow, Duncan Fernie (alternate) and Ron Brewster (coach) are already in Canada, and getting over the jet lag in preparation for the event. Twelve countries will take part: Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Korea, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and USA, as well as Scotland.

Whereas Andy Kapp is making his thirteenth World Championship appearance as skip of the German side, it is the first time for Tom Brewster as skip of the Scottish team at a Men's World Championship, although he will know most of the other skips from competing in World and European Tour events over the years.

The Scots have a first round bye and play Sweden in their only game on Saturday. On Sunday they meet Korea and Switzerland. The full draw is here.


Fourth: Jeff Stoughton (Skip)
Third: Jon Mead
Second: Reid Carruthers
Lead: Steve Gould
Alternate: Garth Smith
Team Coach: Norman Gould

Fourth: Luan Chen (Skip)
Third: Guangxu Li
Second: Yansong Ji
Lead: Wenli Guo
Alternate: Dexin Ba
Team Coach: Hongchen Li

Fourth: Jiri Snítil (Skip)
Third: Martin Snítil
Second: Jindrich Kitzberger
Lead: Marek Vydra
Alternate: Jakub Bareš
Team Coach: Ellery Robichaud

Fourth: Tommy Stjerne (Skip)
Third: Per Berg
Second: Peter Andersen
Lead: Anders Søderblom
Alternate: Jan Elgaard Nebelong
Team Coach: Rasmus Stjerne

Fourth: Tony Angiboust
Third: Thomas Dufour (Skip)
Second: Lionel Roux
Lead: Wilfrid Coulot
Alternate/Coach: Jan Henri Ducroz

Fourth: Andreas Kapp (Skip)
Third: Daniel Herberg
Second: Andreas Lang
Lead: Markus Messenzehl
Alternate: Holger Höhne
Team Coach: Martin Beiser

Fourth: Dong Keun Lee (Skip)
Third: Soo Hyuk Kim
Second: Tae Hwan Kim
Lead: Yoon Ho Nam
Alternate: Ye Jun Lee
Team Coach: Doo Sung Lee

Fourth: Thomas Ulsrud (Skip)
Third: Torger Nergård
Second: Christoffer Svae
Lead: Håvard Vad Petersson
Alternate: Markus Snøve Høiberg
Team Coach: Ole Ingvaldsen

Fourth: Tom Brewster (Skip)
Third: Greg Drummond
Second: Scott Andrews
Lead: Michael Goodfellow
Alternate: Duncan Fernie
Team Coach: Ronald Brewster

Fourth: Niklas Edin (Skip)
Third: Sebastian Kraupp
Second: Fredrik Lindberg
Lead: Viktor Kjäll
Alternate: Oskar Eriksson
Team Coach: Peja Lindholm

Fourth: Christof Schwaller (Skip)
Third: Marco Ramstein
Second: Robert Hürlimann
Lead: Urs Eichhorn
Alternate: Sven Michel
Team Coach: Christoph Zysset

Fourth: Pete Fenson (Skip)
Third: Shawn Rojeski
Second: Joe Polo
Lead: Ryan Brunt
Alternate: Scott Baird
Team Coach: Ed Lukowich

The official website for the competition is here.