1978 Air Canada Silver Broom

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1978 Air Canada Silver Broom
Host city Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Arena Winnipeg Arena
Dates March 27-April 2
Winner  United States
Curling club Superior CC, Wisconsin
Skip Bob Nichols
Third Bill Strum
Second Tom Locken
Lead Bob Christman
Finalist  Norway (Kristian Sørum)

The 1978 Air Canada Silver Broom, the men's world curling championship, was held from March 27 - April 2 at the Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Teams[edit]

 Canada  Denmark  France  Germany  Italy
Medicine Hat CC, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Fourth: Ed Lukowich
Skip: Mike Chernoff
Second: Dave Johnston
Lead: Ron Schindle

Hvidovre CC, Hvidovre

Skip: Arvid Petersen
Third: Arne Pedersen
Second: John Christiansen
Lead: Erik Kelnaes

Mont d’Arbois CC, Megève

Skip: Pierre Boan
Third: Pierre Duclos
Second: Honore Brangi
Lead: Jean-Claude Gachet

Munchener EV, Münich

Skip: Keith Wendorf
Third: Balint von Bery
Second: Sascha Fischer-Weppler
Lead: Heino von L’Estocq

66 CC, Cortina d’Ampezzo

Skip: Leone Rezzadore
Third: Roberto Zangara
Second: Franco Caldara
Lead: Roberto Bocus

 Norway  Scotland  Sweden   Switzerland  United States
Trondheim CC

Skip: Kristian Sørum
Third: Morten Sørum
Second: Eigil Ramsfjell
Lead: Gunnar Meland

Oxenfoord CC, Edinburgh

Skip: James Sanderson
Third: Iain Baxter
Second: Willie Sanderson
Lead: Colin Baxter

Djursholms CK, Stockholm

Skip: Tom Schaeffer
Third: Svante Ödman
Second: Fred Ridderstad
Lead: Claes-Göran Carlman

Bern-Zähringer CC, Bern

Skip: Fred Collioud
Third: Roland Schneider
Second: René Collioud
Lead: Kurt Schneider

Superior CC, Wisconsin

Skip: Bob Nichols
Third: Bill Strum
Second: Tom Locken
Lead: Bob Christman

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Country Skip W L
 Canada Mike Chernoff 7 2
 United States Bob Nichols 7 2
 Sweden Tom Schaeffer 6 3
 Norway Kristian Sørum 5 4
 Scotland James Sanderson 5 4
 Germany Keith Wendorf 4 5
 France Pierre Boan 3 6
 Italy Leone Rezzadore 3 6
  Switzerland Fred Collioud 3 6
 Denmark Arvid Petersen 2 7

Round Robin Results[edit]

Draw 1[edit]

Team Final
 Canada (Chernoff) 14
 Norway (Sørum) 3
Team Final
 Germany (Wendorf) 8
 France (Boan) 4
Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 10
  Switzerland (Collioud) 4
Team Final
 United States (Nichols) 5
 Scotland (Sanderson) 4
Team Final
 Italy (Rezzadore) 9
 Denmark (Petersen) 4

Draw 2[edit]

Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 8
 Denmark (Petersen) 3
Team Final
 Norway (Sørum) 3
 United States (Nichols) 9
Team Final
 France (Boan) 6
 Italy (Rezzadore) 5
Team Final
  Switzerland (Collioud) 6
 Canada (Lukowich) 3
Team Final
 Scotland (Sanderson) 4
 Germany (Wendorf) 7

Draw 3[edit]

Team Final
 Scotland (Sanderson) 5
 Italy (Rezzadore) 3
Team Final
 Denmark (Petersen) 5
 Canada (Lukowich) 11
Team Final
 Germany (Wendorf) 6
 Norway (Sørum) 7
Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 11
 France (Boan) 4
Team Final
 United States (Nichols) 5
  Switzerland (Collioud) 4

Draw 4[edit]

Team Final
 United States (Nichols) 7
 France (Boan) 5
Team Final
 Italy (Rezzadore) 8
  Switzerland (Collioud) 3
Team Final
 Canada (Lukowich) 4
 Scotland (Sanderson) 6
Team Final
 Denmark (Petersen) 7
 Germany (Wendorf) 5
Team Final
 Norway (Sørum) 7
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 8

Draw 5[edit]

Team Final
 Denmark (Petersen) 5
 Scotland (Sanderson) 8
Team Final
 Canada (Lukowich) 9
 Germany (Wendorf) 3
Team Final
 United States (Nichols) 7
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 9
Team Final
 Norway (Sørum) 11
 Italy (Rezzadore) 3
Team Final
  Switzerland (Collioud) 8
 France (Boan) 7

Draw 6[edit]

Team Final
 Norway (Sørum) 9
  Switzerland (Collioud) 6
Team Final
 France (Boan) 5
 Denmark (Petersen) 7
Team Final
 Italy (Rezzadore) 3
 Germany (Wendorf) 12
Team Final
 Canada (Lukowich) 8
 United States (Nichols) 6
Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 4
 Scotland (Sanderson) 10

Draw 7[edit]

Team Final
 France (Boan) 6
 Canada (Lukowich) 8
Team Final
 Scotland (Sanderson) 6
 Norway (Sørum) 7
Team Final
  Switzerland (Collioud) 7
 Denmark (Petersen) 5
Team Final
 Italy (Rezzadore) 5
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 3
Team Final
 Germany (Wendorf) 4
 United States (Nichols) 7

Draw 8[edit]

Team Final
 Italy (Rezzadore) 3
 United States (Nichols) 5
Team Final
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 5
 Canada (Lukowich) 8
Team Final
 Scotland (Sanderson) 2
 France (Boan) 6
Team Final
 Germany (Wendorf) 7
  Switzerland (Collioud) 2
Team Final
 Denmark (Petersen) 3
 Norway (Sørum) 8

Draw 9[edit]

Team Final
 Germany (Wendorf) 3
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 8
Team Final
  Switzerland (Collioud) 3
 Scotland (Sanderson) 10
Team Final
 Denmark (Petersen) 4
 United States (Nichols) 6
Team Final
 France (Boan) 5
 Norway (Sørum) 4
Team Final
 Canada (Lukowich) 9
 Italy (Rezzadore) 2


Tiebreaker[edit]

Team Final
 Norway (Sørum) 4
 Scotland (Sanderson) 1

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
1  Canada 2
4  Norway 6
4  Norway 4
2  United States 6
2  United States 6
3  Sweden 5

Semifinals[edit]

Team Final
 Canada (Chernoff) 2
 Norway (Sørum) 6
Team Final
 United States (Nichols) 6
 Sweden (Schaeffer) 5

Final[edit]

Team Final
 United States (Nichols) 6
 Norway (Sørum) 4
1978 Air Canada Silver Broom
United States
United States
4th title

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