Andy Kapp

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Andreas Kapp
Curler
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Born (1967-12-08) December 8, 1967 (age 46)
Sonthofen, Germany
Team
Curling club CC Füssen, Füssen
Skip Andy Kapp
Third Andreas Lang
Second Holger Höhne
Lead Andreas Kempf
Alternate Daniel Herberg
Career
World Championship
appearances
12 (1989, 1990, 1991, 1994,
1995, 1997, 1999, 2001,
2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
European Championship
appearances
10 (1992, 1993, 1994,
1995, 1997, 2000, 2005,
2007, 2008, 2009 )

Andreas "Andy" Kapp (born December 8, 1967) is a German curler from Unterthingau.[1] After a number of unsuccessful tournaments at the Junior, Olympic and World Championship levels, Kapp surprised many by winning the 1992 European championship. The next year however, he finished only 7th, but at the 1994 World Championships he and his team won the bronze medal. The next year, Kapp would go on to win the bronze medal once again. Two years later, at the 1997 World Championships, Kapp achieved his best showing at a World Championship, as he led his team to a silver medal, losing to Sweden's Peja Lindholm in the final. Kapp would also win his second European championships that year. In the following years, Kapp slumped to disappointing placings in major championships before disappearing from the world curling scene in 2001. However, in 2005 Kapp was back, at the 2005 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, and won a bronze medal after play-off losses to Scotland's David Murdoch and Canada's Randy Ferbey.

Two years later, at the 2007 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, Kapp skipped Germany to another silver medal, losing to Canada's Glenn Howard in the final 8-3. The team returned to the 2008 World Men's Curling Championship without Andy's brother (and regular third) Uli, who was sidelined by season-ending knee surgery. Nevertheless the team got off to a 4-0 start before fading and finishing in 8th place with a 5-6 record.

Teammates (as of 2005)

Teammates at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Kapp, Curling". Vancouver 2010. Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010.