1997 Ford World Women's Curling Championship

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1997 Ford World Women's Curling Championship
Host city Bern, Switzerland
Arena Allmend Stadium
Dates April 12-20. 1997
Winner  Canada
Curling club Caledonian CC, Regina, Saskatchewan
Skip Sandra Schmirler
Third Jan Betker
Second Joan McCusker
Lead Marcia Gudereit
Alternate Atina Ford
Finalist  Norway
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The 1997 Ford World Women's Curling Championship was held at Allmend Stadium in Bern, Switzerland from April 12 to April 20, 1997.

Teams[edit]

 Canada  Denmark  Finland  Germany
Caledonian CC, Regina, Saskatchewan

Skip: Sandra Schmirler
Third: Jan Betker
Second: Joan McCusker
Lead: Marcia Gudereit
Alternate: Atina Ford

Hvidovre CC, Hvidovre

Skip: Helena Blach Lavrsen
Third: Margit Pörtner
Second: Dorthe Holm
Lead: Lisa Richardson
Alternate: Jane Bidstrup

Hyvinkää CC, Hyvinkää

Skip: Jaana Jokela*
Fourth: Anne Eerikäinen
Second: Nina Pöllänen
Lead: Laura Franssila
Alternate: Tiina Kautonen
(*Throws third rocks)

SC Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Skip: Andrea Schöpp
Third: Monika Wagner
Second: Natalie Neßler
Lead: Carina Meidele
Alternate: Heike Wieländer

 Japan  Norway  Scotland  Sweden
Obihiro CC, Hokkaidō

Skip: Mayumi Ohkutsu
Third: Akiko Katoh
Second: Yukari Kondo
Lead: Yoko Mimura
Alternate: Akemi Niwa

Snarøen CC, Oslo

Skip: Dordi Nordby
Third: Marianne Haslum
Second: Marianne Aspelin
Lead: Kristin Løvseth
Alternate: Hanne Woods

Lockerbie CC, Lockerbie

Skip: Carolyn Hutchinson
Third: Heather Crockett
Second: Jan Byers
Lead: Lucy Levack
Alternate: Gillian Barr

Härnösands CK, Härnösand

Skip: Cathrine Norberg
Third: Helena Svensson
Second: Anna Blom
Lead: Annika Lööf
Alternate: Margaretha Lindahl

  Switzerland  United States
Bern CC, Bern

Skip: Mirjam Ott
Third: Manuela Kormann
Second: Franziska von Känel
Lead: Caroline Balz
Alternate: Marianne Flotron

Arlington CC, Wisconsin

Skip: Patti Lank
Third: Analissa Johnson
Second: Joni Cotten
Lead: Tracy Sachtjen
Alternate: Allison Darragh

Standings[edit]

Country Skip W L
 Canada Sandra Schmirler 8 1
 Norway Dordi Nordby 7 2
 Japan Mayumi Ohkutsu 6 3
 Denmark Helena Blach Lavrsen 5 4
 Sweden Cathrine Norberg 5 4
 Germany Andrea Schöpp 4 5
 United States Patti Lank 4 5
 Finland Jaana Jokela 2 7
 Scotland Carolyn Hutchinson 2 7
  Switzerland Mirjam Ott 2 7

Results[edit]

Draw 1[edit]

Sheet A Final
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 5
 Finland (Jokela) 6
Sheet B Final
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 8
  Switzerland (Ott) 5
Sheet C Final
 Sweden (Norberg) 7
 United States (Lank) 5
Sheet D Final
 Germany (Schöpp) 6
 Japan (Mayumi) 7
Sheet E Final
 Norway (Nordby) 3
 Canada (Schmirler) 5

Draw 2[edit]

Sheet A Final
 Norway (Nordby) 7
  Switzerland (Ott) 5
Sheet B Final
 Canada (Schmirler) 9
 United States (Lank) 4
Sheet C Final
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 3
 Germany (Schöpp) 10
Sheet D Final
 Sweden (Norberg) 7
 Finland (Jokela) 4
Sheet E Final
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 11
 Japan (Mayumi) 4

Draw 3[edit]

Sheet A Final
 Japan (Mayumi) 4
 Canada (Schmirler) 7
Sheet B Final
 Germany (Schöpp) 3
 Finland (Jokela) 7
Sheet C Final
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 4
 Norway (Nordby) 5
Sheet D Final
 United States (Lank) 10
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 0
Sheet E Final
 Sweden (Norberg) 4
  Switzerland (Ott) 8

Draw 4[edit]

Sheet A Final
 Finland (Jokela) 8
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 10
Sheet B Final
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 11
 Sweden (Norberg) 3
Sheet C Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 5
 Canada (Schmirler) 7
Sheet D Final
 Japan (Mayumi) 6
 Norway (Nordby) 8
Sheet E Final
 Germany (Schöpp) 8
 United States (Lank) 5

Draw 5[edit]

Sheet A Final
 Sweden (Norberg) 9
 Norway (Nordby) 7
Sheet B Final
 United States (Lank) 9
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 8
Sheet C Final
 Japan (Mayumi) 7
 Finland (Jokela) 4
Sheet D Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 6
 Germany (Schöpp) 7
Sheet E Final
 Canada (Schmirler) 8
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 4

Draw 6[edit]

Sheet A Final
 Canada (Schmirler) 5
 Germany (Schöpp) 8
Sheet B Final
 Japan (Mayumi) 8
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 5
Sheet C Final
 United States (Lank) 10
  Switzerland (Ott) 6
Sheet D Final
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 5
 Sweden (Norberg) 8
Sheet E Final
 Finland (Jokela) 3
 Norway (Nordby) 14

Draw 7[edit]

Sheet A Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 3
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 12
Sheet B Final
 Finland (Jokela) 6
 Canada (Schmirler) 9
Sheet C Final
 Germany (Schöpp) 5
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 6
Sheet D Final
 Norway (Nordby) 9
 United States (Lank) 5
Sheet E Final
 Japan (Mayumi) 5
 Sweden (Norberg) 4

Draw 8[edit]

Sheet A Final
 United States (Lank) 6
 Japan (Mayumi) 9
Sheet B Final
 Norway (Nordby) 9
 Germany (Schöpp) 1
Sheet C Final
 Canada (Schmirler) 12
 Sweden (Norberg) 4
Sheet D Final
 Finland (Jokela) 3
  Switzerland (Ott) 11
Sheet E Final
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 1
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 8

Draw 9[edit]

Sheet A Final
 Germany (Schöpp) 7
 Sweden (Norberg) 10
Sheet B Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 6
 Japan (Mayumi) 10
Sheet C Final
 Norway (Nordby) 8
 Scotland (Hutchinson) 5
Sheet D Final
 Canada (Schmirler) 9
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 3
Sheet E Final
 United States (Lank) 10
 Finland (Jokela) 2

Tie breaker[edit]

Sheet A Final
 Denmark (Lavrsen) 5
 Sweden (Norberg) 4

Playoffs[edit]

Brackets[edit]

  Semi-final     Final
                 
  1   Canada 5  
  4   Denmark 2    
      1   Canada 8
      2   Norway 4
  2   Norway 12    
  3   Japan 5   Bronze medal
 
4   Denmark 7
  3   Japan 6

Final[edit]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Norway (Nordby) 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 X 4
 Canada (Schmirler) 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 2 X 8

References[edit]