2011 Continental Cup of Curling

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2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling
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Host city St. Albert, Alberta
Arena Servus Credit Union Place
Dates January 13–16
Winner Team North America
Score Breakdown
Discipline NA World
Mixed Doubles Round 1 18 0
Women's Team Round 1 12 6
Men's Team Round 1 12 6
Women's Team Round 2 18 0
Singles 22 10
Men's Team Round 2 18 0
Skins A 43 17
Mixed Doubles Round 2 12 6
Skins B 62 28
Women's Skins C 42 13
Men's Skins C 39 16
Total 298 102

The 2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling was held January 13–16 at the Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert, Alberta.

It was the 7th Continental Cup, the first since December 2008. No event was held in 2009 due to the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.

The event once again featured North America vs. the World. The North American team featured the Olympic silver medal-winning Cheryl Bernard rink, the Olympic gold medal-winning Kevin Martin rink, the current World champion rink of Kevin Koe, current Canadian champion Jennifer Jones, and Erika Brown and Pete Fenson, the current American champion rinks. The World team was represented by 2009 European champion Niklas Edin, 2010 European bronze medalist Mirjam Ott, World champion Andrea Schöpp, European champion Thomas Ulsrud, Olympic bronze medalist Wang Bingyu and a composite rink featuring former world champion David Murdoch, Olympic bronze medalist Ralph Stöckli and teammate Simon Strübin as well as 2007 World silver medalist Andreas Lang.[1]

The North American team dominated the event, winning it outright before the final day, the second time in the history of the event.[2] The North American team also set a record for the most points won in the history of the cup, breaking the previous record of 290 points set by the North American team in 2007.[3]

Teams[edit]

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Team
North
America
Cheryl Bernard Susan O'Connor Carolyn Darbyshire Cori Morris Canada Calgary
Jennifer Jones Kaitlyn Lawes Jill Officer Dawn Askin Canada Winnipeg
Erika Brown Nina Spatola Ann Swisshelm Laura Hallisey United States Madison
Kevin Koe Blake MacDonald Carter Rycroft Nolan Thiessen Canada Edmonton
Kevin Martin John Morris Marc Kennedy Ben Hebert Canada Edmonton
Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo Ryan Brunt United States Bemidji
Coach: Canada Rick Lang, Captain: Canada Neil Harrison
Team
World
Wang Bingyu Liu Yin Yue Qingshuang Zhou Yan China Harbin
Andrea Schöpp Monika Wagner Corinna Scholz Stella Heiß Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Mirjam Ott Carmen Schäfer Carmen Küng Janine Greiner Switzerland Davos
David Murdoch Ralph Stöckli Andreas Lang Simon Strübin Scotland Lockerbie
Switzerland Basel
Germany Füssen
Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Norway Oslo
Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll Sweden Karlstad
Coach: Sweden Peja Lindholm, Captain: Norway Pål Trulsen

Events[edit]

January 13[edit]

Women's team competition 10:30 am ET

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Brown) 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 X 7 0
World (Wang) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 2 2 0 2 X 9 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Bernard) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 X 6 6
World (Schöpp) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 2 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Jones) 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 7 6
World (Ott) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 5 0

Mixed Doubles 3:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Rycroft/Jones) 2 0 0 4 2 4 0 X 12 6
World (Zhou/Nergård) 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 X 4 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Martin/Swisshelm) 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 X 6 6
World (Edin/Wagner) 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 X 4 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Rojeski/O'Connor) 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 7 6
World (Wang/Ulsrud) 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 6 0

Men's team competition 9:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Fenson) 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 5 6
World (Edin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 6 6
World (Murdoch) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Koe) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 2 0
World (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 X 7 6

January 14[edit]

Women's team competition 10:30 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Bernard) 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 7 6
World (Ott) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 5 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Jones) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 4 0 2 2 0 2 0 X 10 6
World (Wang) 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 X 6 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Brown) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 7 6
World (Schöpp) 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 0

Mixed doubles 3:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (MacDonald/Officer) 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 6 6
World (Ott/Stöckli) 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 5 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Hebert/Bernard) 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 X 6 6
World (Kraupp/Schöpp) 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 X 3 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Fenson/Brown) 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 X 4 0
World (Schäfer/Murdoch) 0 3 1 0 3 2 0 X 9 6

Men's team competition 9:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Koe) 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 X 6 6
World (Murdoch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 3 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 1 0 2 0 3 0 X 9 6
World (Edin) 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 X 4 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Fenson) 0 2 2 0 3 0 2 X 9 6
World (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 X 4 0

January 15[edit]

'A' Skins' 11:00 am

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
North America (Brown) Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X X X X 20
World (Schöpp) 0 0 0 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
North America (Koe/O'Connor/Thiessen/C. Morris) X X X X X X 20
World (Ulsrud/Schäfer/Edin/Liu) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
North America (Fenson) X 0 X 0 3
World (Murdoch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X 0 X 17

Singles 4:00 pm

Sheet A Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
World (Ott) 0 4 4 5 3 0 16 2
North America (Jones) 0 4 5 2 1 4 16 2
Sheet B Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
World (Schöpp) 5 3 0 0 2 5 15 4
North America (Bernard) 0 3 4 3 4 0 14 0
Sheet C Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
World (Wang) 0 2 5 2 1 0 10 0
North America (Brown) 0 5 5 0 1 0 11 4
Sheet A Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
World (Edin) 0 5 3 5 1 4 18 0
North America (Fenson) 0 4 4 3 5 5 21 4
Sheet B Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
World (Murdoch) 1 5 5 3 1 1 16 0
North America (Martin) 5 5 5 5 2 5 27 4

The Kevin Martin rink tied with the record for the most points (at 27 points) in a singles match, set in 2002 by Kevin Martin.

Sheet C Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
World (Ulsrud) 1 5 5 5 4 1 21 4
North America (Koe) 1 3 4 4 2 5 19 0

North America receives a bonus of 8 points for having the most aggregate points in the singles.

'B' Skins 9:30 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
North America (Jones) 0 0 0 X 22
World (Ott) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 X X 0 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Button Points
North America (J. Morris/Swisshelm/Kennedy/Spatola) X X X X 19
World (Murdoch/Schöpp/Nergård/Wang) Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 0 X X 0 11

With John Morris' draw to the button, North America gained nine points and clinched the Continental Cup at 208 points.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
North America (Koe) Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X 0 X X X 21
World (Edin) X X 9

January 16[edit]

Women's 'C' Skins 1:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
North America (Bernard) 0 X X X X 42
World (Wang) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 X 0 13

Men's 'C' Skins 8:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points
North America (Martin) X 0 0 X 39
World (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 0 0 X 16

The Kevin Martin rink wins CAD$13,000 for his win in the men's skins game.

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