2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling (December)

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2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling
2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling
Host city Kingston, Ontario
Arena K-Rock Centre
Dates December 14–18
Winner Manitoba Mike McEwen
Curling club Assiniboine Memorial CC, Winnipeg
Skip Mike McEwen
Third B. J. Neufeld
Second Matt Wozniak
Lead Denni Neufeld
Finalist Manitoba Jeff Stoughton

The 2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling in December was held from December 14 to 18 at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. It was the second Grand Slam event of the 2011–12 curling season and the eleventh time the tournament has been held. The purse was CAD$100,000.

In the final, Mike McEwen won the final over Jeff Stoughton in seven ends with a score of 5–2. He successfully defended his title from the last edition of the BDO Canadian Open, won his first Grand Slam title of the year, and won his third career Grand Slam title.[1]

Five-rock rule[edit]

A new five-rock rule was implemented at this edition of the Canadian Open.[2] The rule, a slight alteration to the free guard zone rule, was tested at the event in an attempt to increase offence in the game.[3] The new rule was predicted to favour teams who play more offence, as the rule allows for a fifth guard to be placed in the free guard zone.[2] However, concerns were raised that the new rule may possibly hinder teams that are more defence-oriented, an opinion echoed by the Canadian Curling Association.[2][4] Since the Canadian Open is a Grand Slam event, the Open carried many points on the Canadian Team Ranking System, which plays a role in determining Olympic trials participants. If a team were to miss qualifying for the 2013 trials because of a poor performance at the Open influenced by the five rock rule, the team could raise complaints to the CCA.[4] As a result, the CCA stated that it would not sanction the event unless all players participating in the Open express written consent in regards to the five-rock rule.[2][5] Not all players had agreed not to challenge the outcome of the Open,[6] but the event went ahead as planned, with the five-rock rule in place.

Teams[edit]

Skip Third Second Lead Locale
Tom Brewster Greg Drummond Scott Andrews Michael Goodfellow Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland
Jim Cotter Kevin Folk Tyrel Griffith Rick Sawatsky British Columbia Kelowna/Vernon, British Columbia
Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll Sweden Karlstad, Sweden
John Epping Scott Bailey Scott Howard David Mathers Ontario Toronto, Ontario
David Nedohin (fourth) Randy Ferbey (skip) Ted Appelman Brendan Melnyk Alberta Edmonton, Alberta
Rob Fowler Allan Lyburn Richard Daneault Derek Samagalski Manitoba Brandon, Manitoba
Brad Gushue Ryan Fry Geoff Walker Adam Casey Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill Ontario Coldwater, Ontario
Brad Jacobs E. J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Scott Seabrook Ontario Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Mark Kean Andrew Clayton Patrick Janssen Tim March Ontario Toronto, Ontario
Kevin Koe Pat Simmons Carter Rycroft Nolan Thiessen Alberta Edmonton, Alberta
Steve Laycock Joel Jordison Brennen Jones Dallan Muyres Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Kevin Martin John Morris Marc Kennedy Ben Hebert Alberta Edmonton, Alberta
Dale Matchett Ryan Werenich Jeff Gorda Shawn Kaufman Ontario Bradford, Ontario
Mike McEwen B. J. Neufeld Matt Wozniak Denni Neufeld Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jean-Michel Ménard Martin Crête Éric Sylvain Philippe Ménard Quebec Gatineau/Lévis, Quebec
Robert Schlender Chris Lemishka Darcy Hafso Don Bartlett Alberta Edmonton, Alberta
Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Reid Carruthers Steve Gould Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Final Round Robin Standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreaker
Pool A W L PF PA
Manitoba Mike McEwen 5 0 34 12
Sweden Niklas Edin 4 1 29 20
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 2 3 20 23
Scotland Tom Brewster 2 3 23 25
Ontario John Epping 1 4 17 33
Ontario Mark Kean 1 4 24 32
Pool B W L PF PA
Ontario Brad Jacobs 4 1 30 21
Alberta Kevin Martin* 3 2 23 15
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard 3 2 27 26
Alberta Kevin Koe 3 2 28 26
Alberta Randy Ferbey 1 4 23 36
Alberta Robert Schlender 1 4 18 25
Pool C W L PF PA
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 4 1 38 27
Manitoba Rob Fowler 4 1 32 21
Ontario Glenn Howard 4 1 33 16
British Columbia Jim Cotter 2 3 32 32
Ontario Dale Matchett 1 4 23 38
Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 0 5 14 38

*Kevin Martin advances directly to the playoffs by virtue of a draw to the button contest between Kevin Koe, Jean-Michel Ménard, and Martin.[7]

Round Robin Results[edit]

Draw 1[edit]

Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 1 0 1 2 1 X X 8
Ontario Mark Kean 0 0 2 0 0 0 X X 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 6
Manitoba Rob Fowler 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Martin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
Ontario Brad Jacobs 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Koe 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 5
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 3 1 1 X X 7
Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 0 1 0 0 0 0 X X 1

Draw 2[edit]

Thursday, December 15, 9:00 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 1 0 3 1 0 3 2 X 10
Saskatchewan Steve Laycock Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 X 4
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Dale Matchett 0 3 0 4 0 0 1 0 8
British Columbia Jim Cotter Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 3 2 0 2 10
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Randy Ferbey 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 5
Alberta Robert Schlender Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario John Epping 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 X 2
Scotland Tom Brewster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 X 7
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Sweden Niklas Edin 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3

Draw 3[edit]

Thursday, December 15, 12:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 0 0 5 X X 9
Alberta Randy Ferbey 0 1 0 2 0 0 X X 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Martin 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 X 5
Alberta Kevin Koe Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 3 0 1 X 7
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 1 2 1 1 X X X 7
Ontario Dale Matchett 0 0 0 0 0 X X X 0
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Rob Fowler 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 X 6
British Columbia Jim Cotter Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 4
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Brad Jacobs 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 6
Alberta Robert Schlender Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4

Draw 4[edit]

Thursday, December 15, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Koe 0 1 0 0 2 0 X X 3
Ontario Brad Jacobs Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 1 0 3 X X 8
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6
Scotland Tom Brewster 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario John Epping 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 X 6
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Sweden Niklas Edin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 6
Ontario Mark Kean 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Martin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 5 2 0 0 X X X 7
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard 0 0 0 1 0 X X X 1

Draw 5[edit]

Thursday, December 15, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 6
Ontario John Epping Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Rob Fowler 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 6
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 7
British Columbia Jim Cotter 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 6
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Dale Matchett 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 X 7
Saskatchewan Steve Laycock Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 2
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Scotland Tom Brewster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 7
Ontario Mark Kean 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4

Draw 6[edit]

Friday, December 16, 9:00 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 7
Alberta Robert Schlender 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Ontario Mark Kean Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Rob Fowler Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 10
Ontario Dale Matchett 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Sweden Niklas Edin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 X 8
Scotland Tom Brewster 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X 2
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Brad Jacobs 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 7
Alberta Randy Ferbey Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5

Draw 7[edit]

Friday, December 16, 12:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Martin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 0 3 0 1 1 X 8
Alberta Randy Ferbey 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 X 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Sweden Niklas Edin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 2 0 3 1 X X 8
Ontario John Epping 0 0 0 2 0 0 X X 2
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Koe Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 3 0 2 0 2 X X 7
Alberta Robert Schlender 0 0 1 0 1 0 X X 2
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 6
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
British Columbia Jim Cotter 3 1 0 1 4 0 X X 9
Saskatchewan Steve Laycock Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 0 2 X X 4

Draw 8[edit]

Friday, December 16, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Rob Fowler Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 5
Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Brad Jacobs Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 7
British Columbia Jim Cotter 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario John Epping 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 X 6
Ontario Mark Kean Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 4 0 0 0 2 X 9
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 5 1 X X 8
Ontario Dale Matchett 0 3 0 1 0 0 X X 4

Draw 9[edit]

Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 5
Scotland Tom Brewster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 0 4 0 1 1 X 8
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 X 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 2 0 3 1 X 8
Sweden Niklas Edin 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 X 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Koe 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 6
Alberta Randy Ferbey Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 7
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Martin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 4 0 1 0 0 3 X X 8
Alberta Robert Schlender 0 1 0 1 1 0 X X 3

Tiebreaker[edit]

Saturday, December 17, 9:30

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 1 0 2 0 3 X 8
Alberta Kevin Koe 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 X 3

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
   Manitoba Mike McEwen 6  
 Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard 5  
   Manitoba Mike McEwen 8  
   Sweden Niklas Edin 2  
 Manitoba Rob Fowler 6
   Sweden Niklas Edin 7  
     Manitoba Mike McEwen 5
   Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 2
   Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 5  
 Alberta Kevin Martin 2  
   Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 8
   Ontario Glenn Howard 6  
 Ontario Brad Jacobs 3
   Ontario Glenn Howard 6  

Quarterfinals[edit]

Saturday, December 17, 2:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 6
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Rob Fowler 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 6
Sweden Niklas Edin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 X 5
Alberta Kevin Martin 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Brad Jacobs 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 3
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 X 6

Semifinals[edit]

Saturday, December 17, 7:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 1 0 4 X X 8
Sweden Niklas Edin 0 1 0 0 1 0 X X 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton Hammer (Last Stone First End) 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 X 8
Ontario Glenn Howard 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 X 6

Final[edit]

Sunday, December 18, 1:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 X 5
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 X 2

References[edit]

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