1974 Air Canada Silver Broom

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1974 Air Canada Silver Broom
Host city Bern, Switzerland
Arena Allmend Eisstadion
Dates March 18–23
Winner  United States
Curling club Superior CC, Wisconsin, United States
Skip Raymond "Bud" Somerville
Third Bob Nichols
Second Bill Strum
Lead Tom Locken
Finalist  Sweden

The 1974 Air Canada Silver Broom, the men's world curling championship, was held from March 18 to 23 at the Allmend Eisstadion in Bern, Switzerland.

Teams[edit]

 Canada  Denmark  France  Germany  Italy
St. Albert CC, Edmonton, Alberta

Skip: Hector Gervais
Third: Ron Anton
Second: Warren Hansen
Lead: Darrel Sutton

Hvidovre CC

Skip: Flemming Pedersen
Third: Arne Pedersen
Second: Arvid Petersen
Lead: Hans Henriksen

Megève CC

Skip: Pierre Duclos
Third: Raymond Bouvet
Second: Maurice Mercier
Lead: Aldo Merlin

EC Oberstdorf

Skip: Manfred Räderer
Third: Franz Sperger
Second: Hansjörg Jacoby
Lead: Roland Liedtke

Cortina CC, Cortina d'Ampezzo

Skip: Renato Ghezze
Third: Lino Mariani Maier
Second: Roberto Zangara
Lead: Andrea Pavani

 Norway  Scotland  Sweden   Switzerland  United States
Brumunddal CC, Oslo

Skip: Sjur Loen
Third: Hans Bekkelund
Second: Morten Søgaard
Lead: Hans Økelsrud

Hamilton & Thornyhill CC, Hamilton

Skip: Jimmy Waddell
Third: Jim Steele
Second: Robert Kirkland
Lead: Willie Frame

Sundsvalls CK

Skip: Jan Ullsten
Third: Tom Berggren
Second: Anders Grahn
Lead: Roger Bredin

Dübendorf CC

Skip: Peter Attinger Jr.
Third: Bernhard Attinger
Second: Mattias Neuenschwander
Lead: Jürg Geiler

Superior CC, Wisconsin

Skip: Raymond "Bud" Somerville
Third: Bob Nichols
Second: Bill Strum
Lead: Tom Locken

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Country Skip W L
  Switzerland Peter Attinger, Jr. 9 0
 Canada Hector Gervais 7 2
 United States Bud Somerville 6 3
 Sweden Jann Ullsten 6 3
 Denmark Flemming Pedersen 4 5
 France Pierre Duclos 4 5
 Germany Manfred Räderer 4 5
 Scotland Jimmy Waddell 2 7
 Norway Sjur Loen 2 7
 Italy Renato Ghezze 1 8

Round Robin Results[edit]

Draw 1[edit]

Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 10
 Denmark (Pedersen) 4
Team Final
 Norway (Loen) 3
 Canada (Gervais) 7
Team Final
  Switzerland (Attinger) 6
 France (Duclos) 5
Team Final
 Scotland (Waddell) 3
 Italy (Ghezze) 6
Team Final
 Sweden (Ullsten) 4
 Germany (Räderer) 3

Draw 2[edit]

Team Final
 Italy (Ghezze) 2
 Germany (Räderer) 11
Team Final
 France (Duclos) 5
 Scotland (Waddell) 7
Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 8
 Norway (Loen) 4
Team Final
  Switzerland (Attinger) 6
 Sweden (Ullsten) 2
Team Final
 Denmark (Pedersen) 2
 Canada (Gervais) 11

Draw 3[edit]

Team Final
 Norway (Loen) 4
 Scotland (Waddell) 8
Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 6
 Germany (Räderer) 10
Team Final
 Denmark (Pedersen) 7
 Sweden (Ullsten) 10
Team Final
 Canada (Gervais) 9
 France (Duclos) 2
Team Final
  Switzerland (Attinger) 10
 Italy (Ghezze) 2

Draw 4[edit]

Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 7
 Canada (Gervais) 3
Team Final
 Norway (Loen) 2
  Switzerland (Attinger) 6
Team Final
 France (Duclos) 3
 Germany (Räderer) 7
Team Final
 Denmark (Pedersen) 8
 Italy (Ghezze) 7
Team Final
 Scotland (Waddell) 3
 Sweden (Ullsten) 8

Draw 5[edit]

Team Final
 Denmark (Pedersen) 4
 France (Duclos) 5
Team Final
 Canada (Gervais) 3
 Scotland (Waddell) 2
Team Final
 Norway (Loen) 8
 Italy (Ghezze) 7
Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 4
 Sweden (Ullsten) 5
Team Final
  Switzerland (Attinger) 6
 Germany (Räderer) 4

Draw 6[edit]

Team Final
 Canada (Gervais) 3
  Switzerland (Attinger) 5
Team Final
 Italy (Ghezze) 2
 Sweden (Ullsten) 9
Team Final
 Denmark (Pedersen) 4
 Scotland (Waddell) 3
Team Final
 Norway (Loen) 7
 Germany (Räderer) 5
Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 12
 France (Duclos) 2

Draw 7[edit]

Team Final
 France (Duclos) 7
 Sweden (Ullsten) 5
Team Final
 Scotland (Waddell) 3
 Germany (Räderer) 5
Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 4
  Switzerland (Attinger) 5
Team Final
 Canada (Gervais) 8
 Italy (Ghezze) 4
Team Final
 Denmark (Pedersen) 5
 Norway (Loen) 4

Draw 8[edit]

Team Final
  Switzerland (Attinger) 13
 Scotland (Waddell) 5
Team Final
 Norway (Loen) 7
 France (Duclos) 12
Team Final
 Canada (Gervais) 5
 Sweden (Ullsten) 2
Team Final
 Denmark (Pedersen) 7
 Germany (Räderer) 6
Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 9
 Italy (Ghezze) 2

Draw 9[edit]

Team Final
 Norway (Loen) 3
 Sweden (Ullsten) 4
Team Final
 Denmark (Pedersen) 5
  Switzerland (Attinger) 11
Team Final
 France (Duclos) 13
 Italy (Ghezze) 8
Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 8
 Scotland (Waddell) 2
Team Final
 Canada (Gervais) 7
 Germany (Räderer) 1

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
1   Switzerland 2
4  United States 3
3  Sweden 4
4  United States 11
2  Canada 7
3  Sweden 8

Semifinals[edit]

Team Final
  Switzerland (Attinger) 2
 United States (Somerville) 3
Team Final
 Sweden (Ullsten) 8
 Canada (Gervais) 7

Final[edit]

Team Final
 United States (Somerville) 11
 Sweden (Ullsten) 4
1974 Air Canada Silver Broom
United States
United States
2nd title

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