1961 Scotch Cup

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1961 Scotch Cup
Host city Ayr, Kirkcaldy,
Perth & Edinburgh, Scotland
Arena Unknown
Dates March 21-30, 1961
Winner  Canada
Curling club Alberta Avenue CC
Edmonton, Alberta
Skip Hec Gervais
Third Ray Werner
Second Vic Raymer
Lead Wally Ursuliak
Finalist  Scotland

The 1961 Scotch Cup, the men's world curling championship, was held in four cities: Ayr, Kirkcaldy, Perth and Edinburgh, Scotland. The tournament began with games in Ayr on March 21. The second and third days were on March 22&23 in Kirkcaldy, and the fourth day was in Perth on March 24. The three teams ended up tied with each having a 2-2 win-loss record. This forced a playoff, with a semi-final played on March 25 in Perth and the final played in Edinburgh on March 30.

Teams[edit]

 Canada  Scotland  United States
Alberta Avenue CC, Edmonton, Alberta

Skip: Hec Gervais
Third: Ray Werner
Second: Vic Raymer
Lead: Wally Ursuliak

Findo Gask CC, Perth

Skip: Willie McIntosh
Third: Andrew McLaren
Second: Jim Miller
Lead: Bob Stirrat

Granite CC, Seattle, Washington

Skip: Dr. Frank Crealock
Third: Ken Sherwood
Second: John Jamieson
Lead: Bud McCartney

Standings[edit]

Country Skip W L
 Scotland Willie McIntosh 2 2
 Canada Hec Gervais 2 2
 United States Frank Crealock 2 2

Results[edit]

Draw 1[edit]

Team Final
 Scotland (McIntosh) 9
 United States (Crealock) 8

Draw 2[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 3 0 0  ?  ?  ? 3  ?  ? 1 0 2 11
 Scotland (McIntosh) 0 3 2  ?  ?  ? 0  ?  ? 0 2 0 10

Draw 3[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 10
 United States (Crealock) 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6

Draw 4[edit]

March 23, Kirkcaldy

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Scotland (McIntosh) 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 9
 United States (Crealock) 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 11

Draw 5[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
 United States (Crealock) 0 1 0 0 2 3 2 1 1 0 1 2 13

Draw 6[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 4
 Scotland (McIntosh) 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 5 3 0 2 X 15

Playoffs[edit]

  Semi-Final     Final
                 
    1   Scotland 7
  2   Canada 14     2   Canada 12
  3   United States 9  

Semi final[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 0 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 3 X 14
 United States (Crealock) 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 9

Final[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
 Canada (Gervais) 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 3 X 12
 Scotland (McIntosh) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 X 7
1961 Scotch Cup
Canadian Red Ensign 1957-1965.svg
Canada
3rd title

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