2010 United States Men's Curling Championship

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2010 United States
Men's Curling Championship
Host city Kalamazoo, Michigan
Arena Wings Stadium
Dates March 6–13
Winner Minnesota Pete Fenson
Curling club Bemidji CC, Bemidji, Minnesota
Skip Pete Fenson
Third Joe Polo
Second Shawn Rojeski
Lead Tyler George
Finalist Minnesota Mike Farbelow

The 2010 United States Curling Men's Championships were held in Kalamazoo, Michigan from March 6 to 13. The 54th edition of the United States Curling Men's Championships was held alongside the 2010 Women's Nationals. Teams could qualify through three different methods. John Shuster's team qualified through the first method by virtue of being the defending champions. Next, teams could qualify by finishing in the top spots of their respective regional championships. The final method of qualification came in a Nationals Playdown where the teams that placed between 2nd and 4th in their regional qualifications compete for the final three spots.[1]

On Friday, February 27, 2010 it was revealed on the USA Network broadcast that John Shuster's team had elected to withdraw from the National Championships. The team skipped by Wes Johnson replaced them.

The winning team represented the United States at the 2010 Capital One World Men's Curling Championship.

Teams[edit]

The teams are listed as follows:[2]

Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Locale
Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo Tyler George Minnesota Bemidji, Minnesota
Todd Birr Paul Pustovar Tom O'Connor Kevin Birr Minnesota Mankato, Minnesota
Blake Morton Marcus Fonger Tommy Juszczyk Calvin Weber Mark Hartman Wisconsin McFarland, Wisconsin
Craig Brown Rich Ruohonen Zach Jacobson Pete Annis Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
Matt Stevens Cody Stevens Bob Liapis Jeff Breyen Minnesota Bemidji, Minnesota
Matt Hames Bill Stopera Martin Sather Dean Gemmell New York Buffalo, New York
Kevin Kakela Chad Carlson Ryan Lagasse Todd Ussatis North Dakota Rolla, North Dakota
Bryan Wight Michael Moore Joey Bonfoey Mark Lazar Kevin Deeren New York Canandaigua, New York
Mike Farbelow Eric Fenson Nick Myers Jeff Puleo Mark Willmert Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wes Johnson Leon Romaniuk Paul Lyttle Richard Maskel Washington (state) Snohomish, Washington

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Skip W L
Minnesota Pete Fenson 6 3
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 6 3
Minnesota Matt Stevens 6 3
New York Matt Hames 6 3
Washington (state) Wes Johnson 5 4
Wisconsin Craig Brown 5 4
Minnesota Todd Birr 4 5
North Dakota Kevin Kakela 3 6
Wisconsin Blake Morton 3 6
New York Bryan Wight 1 8

Tiebreakers[edit]

Thursday, March 11, 8:00 pm[3]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 10
Minnesota Matt Stevens 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Matt Hames 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
Minnesota Mike Farbelow Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 6

Playoffs[edit]

  Page playoff system Semifinal Final
                           
1  Minnesota Pete Fenson 10  
2  Minnesota Mike Farbelow 4         1  Minnesota Pete Fenson 8
      2  Minnesota Mike Farbelow 10   2  Minnesota Mike Farbelow 4
  3  Minnesota Matt Stevens 5  
3  Minnesota Matt Stevens 10
4  New York Matt Hames 5  

1 vs. 2 Game[edit]

Friday, March 12, 12:00 pm[4]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Pete Fenson 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 X 10
Minnesota Mike Farbelow Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 4

3 vs. 4 Game[edit]

Friday, March 12, 12:00 pm[5]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Matt Hames 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 X X 5
Minnesota Matt Stevens Hammer (Last Stone First End) 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 X X 10

Semifinal[edit]

Friday, March 12, 8:00 pm[6]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Mike Farbelow Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 4 X X 10
Minnesota Matt Stevens 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 X X 5

Championship Final[edit]

Saturday, March 13, 3:00 pm[7]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 X 8
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 4

References[edit]