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2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling
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Host city Paradise, Nevada[1][2][3]
Arena Orleans Arena
Dates January 16–19
Attendance 51,215
Winner Team North America
Score Breakdown
Discipline NA World
Team Round 1 1 2
Mixed Doubles Round 1 2 1
Team Round 2 3 0
Team Round 3 1.5 1.5
Singles 1 5
Team Round 4 2.5 0.5
Mixed Doubles Round 2 2 1
Team Round 5 2 1
Team Round 6 2.5 0.5
Skins Round 1 6.5 8.5
Skins Round 2 12 3
Total 36 24

The 2014 Continental Cup of Curling was held from January 16 to 19 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas. This edition of the Continental Cup of Curling, sponsored by World Financial Group, was the first held outside of Canada. The Continental Cup, based on the Ryder Cup of golf, pits teams from North America against teams from the rest of the World. The tournament featured team events, mixed doubles events, singles competitions, and skins competitions, and the brunt of available points was awarded in the skins competitions. TSN broadcast the event, as it has in previous years.

Team North America was represented by Canada Cup champion Jeff Stoughton, Tournament of Hearts champion Rachel Homan, Canadian Olympic Trials champions Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs, and the United States' Olympic Trials champions Erika Brown and John Shuster. Team World was represented by reigning women's world champion Eve Muirhead, two-time world silver medalist Margaretha Sigfridsson, Japanese women's national champion Satsuki Fujisawa, reigning men's world champion Niklas Edin, two-time world champion David Murdoch, and two-time European champion Thomas Ulsrud.

Team North America became the first team to win back-to-back titles. Team World and Team North America were square at the beginning of the event. Team North America built a three-point lead with wins in the team games, but Team World turned the tables on Team North America in the singles competition, taking the lead with a dominant performance. Team North America regained their lead with successive wins in the remaining team and mixed doubles games. Team World cut their lead by two points after the first round of skins games, but Team North America dominated the second round of skins play to clinch the cup, extending their overall record to 6–4.

The event was well attended and broke the attendance record of 42,317 set at the 2004 Continental Cup of Curling in Medicine Hat, Alberta. It was the second most attended curling event ever in the United States, behind the 2008 World Men's Curling Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota. However, most of the fans had flown in from Canada.

Competition format[edit]

This edition of the Continental Cup used the same format as that of the previous year. Out of the sixty total points available, a majority of points was needed to win the cup. The mixed doubles, singles, and team games were worth one point each, and ties were worth one half point each to both teams. The skins games were worth a total of five points. Six mixed doubles and six singles games were played, along with eighteen team games and six skins games.[4]

Teams[edit]

The teams were selected from the top teams in each region. Six teams from each region competed against each other in the competition. Four teams from Canada earned the right to represent Team North America by virtue of winning certain events, namely the Canada Cup of Curling and the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials/Canadian National Championships (the Brier and the Tournament of Hearts). Two teams from the United States, namely the winners of the 2014 United States Olympic Curling Trials, were chosen to represent North America, and the teams representing Team World were selected by the World Curling Federation.[1]

The teams in the table below have been announced as representatives of their respective regions.[4][5]

Team Skip Third Second Lead Locale
Team
North
America
Erika Brown Debbie McCormick Jessica Schultz Ann Swisshelm United States Madison, Wisconsin
Rachel Homan Emma Miskew Alison Kreviazuk Lisa Weagle Canada Ottawa, Ontario
Jennifer Jones Kaitlyn Lawes Jill Officer Dawn McEwen Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba
Brad Jacobs Ryan Fry E. J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Canada Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
John Shuster Jeff Isaacson Jared Zezel John Landsteiner United States Duluth, Minnesota
Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Reid Carruthers Mark Nichols Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba
Coach: Canada Rick Lang, Captain: United States Steve Brown
Team
World
Satsuki Fujisawa Miyo Ichikawa Chiaki Matsumura Emi Shimizu Japan Karuizawa
Eve Muirhead Anna Sloan Vicki Adams Claire Hamilton Scotland Stirling
Maria Prytz (fourth) Christina Bertrup Maria Wennerström Margaretha Sigfridsson (skip) Sweden Umeå
Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll Sweden Karlstad
David Murdoch Tom Brewster Scott Andrews Michael Goodfellow Scotland Aberdeen
Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Norway Oslo
Coach: Scotland David Hay, Captain: Sweden Peja Lindholm

Event summary[edit]

Day 1[edit]

Team World and Team North America began the event with team play. Eve Muirhead capitalized on numerous mistakes from Jennifer Jones's rink to steal five points and secure a substantial win. Jeff Stoughton and Thomas Ulsrud played a tight game until Ulsrud scored three in the fourth end, holding the lead to score another point for Team World. Erika Brown and Satsuki Fujisawa played a close game, but a key steal by Brown's team gave them a slight edge, which they held to win after Brown made a draw to the four-foot, allowing Team North America to escape a sweep by Team World.[6][7]

In the mixed doubles draw, Mark Nichols and Jennifer Jones swept Niklas Edin and Christina Bertrup, stealing five points and winning the game in seven ends. Kaitlyn Lawes made a game-winning draw to give another point to Team North America, defeating Sebastian Kraupp and Maria Prytz with her mixed doubles partner Jeff Stoughton.[8] The United States' Jeff Isaacson and Debbie McCormick ran into some bad situations during their game and were defeated thoroughly by Christoffer Svae and Satsuki Fujisawa, who stole seven points and won with a twelve-point margin. Team North America were able to even the tournament score out at three points apiece.[9][10]

The evening team draw saw the first sweep of the event by Team North America. Brad Jacobs played Niklas Edin in a rematch of the previous year's world championship game, and scored one in the final end to take a one-point victory. Rachel Homan scored five straight points, of which three were steals, to overcome a three-point deficit against Margaretha Sigfridsson, and John Shuster made an early steal against David Murdoch and built up a two-point lead, which he held to win the game.[11]

Day 2[edit]

The morning draw consisted of team play. Jennifer Jones found an easy win over Margaretha Sigfridsson, stealing eight points in the first half against Sigfridsson, whose fourth, Maria Prytz, was struggling to make her shots. Niklas Edin scored multiple points in the third and fifth ends against John Shuster, and held his lead to win a point for Team World. Rachel Homan was in the lead against Satsuki Fujisawa coming into the final end, but she flashed her last shot, giving Fujisawa a steal of two. As a result, the game ended as a draw, and Team World split the points with Team North America.[12] Team North America held a three-point lead over Team World after the morning draw.[13]

The singles competition, similar to a skills competition in ice hockey, involved team members from each of the twelve teams attempting six types of shots. Team World was the clear winner in the singles competition, sweeping all but one of the matchups to bounce out to a one-point lead in the tournament. On the women's side, the team skipped by Margaretha Sigfridsson scored the highest total of points at 24 points, while on the men's side, Thomas Ulsrud's team scored the highest total of points at 18 points.[14]

In the evening draw, Team North America regained the lead from Team World, winning two games and splitting one. Erika Brown and Eve Muirhead played a tight game, and in the final end, Brown had a one-point lead from a steal in the sixth end. Muirhead was able to get one point and tie the game. The game between Brad Jacobs and Thomas Ulsrud was also close. Ulsrud had the lead in the final end, but he was unable to remove Jacobs' stones in the center of the house with his last shot, giving Jacobs the win. Jeff Stoughton scored a crucial point in the sixth end and went on to win the game by scoring two in the final end.[15]

Day 3[edit]

The morning draw consisted of the final draw of mixed doubles, and saw Team North America adding another point to its lead. Emma Miskew and Ryan Fry scored multiple three-point ends against Greg Drummond and Anna Sloan to win the game, and John Shuster and Jessica Schultz won their game against Thomas Ulsrud and Miyo Ichikawa, who struggled to score and gave up nine points in steals. On the other hand, David Murdoch and Eve Muirhead won their game to give Team World a point. They were able to string together three straight stolen points against E. J. Harnden and Rachel Homan, who cut Team World’s lead to one point until they gave up two deuces to Team World in the sixth and seventh ends.[16]

In the afternoon, Team World salvaged two half-points from an otherwise dominant Team North America, who looked to sweep all three games.[17] Erika Brown stole five points against Margaretha Sigfridsson, whose team struggled early on, but a critical miss from Brown gave Sigfridsson’s fourth, Maria Prytz, a chance to tie the game with a draw for three. Brad Jacobs held an early lead against David Murdoch, but a late comeback from Murdoch, coupled with an imperfect takeout by Jacobs, gave Murdoch a steal of one point and the tie. Team North America won one game on the ice, however. Rachel Homan held an early lead against Eve Muirhead, but Muirhead stole a point to stay alive. She had an open shot to tie the game, but missed, giving Homan the win.[18]

In the evening draw, the North American team limited Team World to one half-point and extended their lead. Jeff Stoughton was able to steal a point from Niklas Edin early in the game. Edin’s third Sebastian Kraupp left the game due to illness, and David Murdochreplaced him. Crucial misses by Edin’s team led to Stoughton scoring four in the fifth end, giving him a five-point lead which he held to win the game. John Shuster and Thomas Ulsrud traded doubles until Shuster was only able to score one in the seventh end. Shuster was able to force Ulsrud to make a draw for the win, but Ulsrud came up short, giving Shuster a steal of one and tying the game. Jennifer Jones played a tight game against Satisuki Fujisawa, and they were tied going into the last end. Jones capitalized on a miss from Fujisawa to make a double-takeout for one point and the win.[19]

Day 4[edit]

In the first round of skins play, Team World made a comeback, winning two skins games and narrowing Team North America’s lead. Niklas Edin, playing with Torger Nergård in place of his normal third Sebastian Kraupp, played a back-and-forth game with John Shuster, trading one-point skins until the final end, when Edin made a shot for the carry-over and then drew the button for the final point. Rachel Homan and her mixed team of Jon Mead, Alison Kreviazuk, and Reid Carruthers had an advantage over Team World’s Tom Brewster, Emi Shimizu, Greg Drummond, and Chiaki Matsumara, winning the first three points. However, Brewster and his team carried over the rest of the points into a draw-to-the-button challenge, which Brewster won, giving him the final two points. Jennifer Jones held an early lead over Margaretha Sigfridsson, but Sigfridsson forced two carryovers and won the game after Jones missed a potential game-tying shot.[20]

The second round of skins play would decide the winner of the Continental Cup. Brad Jacobs faced off against Thomas Ulsrud, and Jacobs dominated the game, taking all but one of the available points. The cup-winning skin was scored in the sixth end of the game, when Ulsrud missed a difficult double-takeout, giving Jacobs the skin of one point. Eve Muirhead held an early lead against Erika Brown, scoring the first three skins, but Brown made a comeback, forcing two carryovers from Muirhead and winning two skins to win the game.[21] With the win for Team North America, Brown became the first four-time Continental Cup winner in Continental Cup history.[22] Jeff Stoughton’s mixed team of Emma Miskew, Mark Nichols, and Lisa Weagle shut out David Murdoch and his team of Satsuki Fujisawa, Scott Andrews, and Miyo Ichikawa, capitalizing from mistakes by Murdoch’s team and scoring all of the available points in the game.[23]

The final score of the event was 36–24, and the winning team, Team North America, received a purse of CAD$52,000, CAD$2,000 per player, in addition to the skins bonus of CAD$13,000, while the losing team, Team World, received a purse of CAD$26,000, CAD$1,000 per player. The 2014 Continental Cup marked the first time in Continental Cup history that a team defended their title from the previous year.[24][25]

Events[edit]

All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8).[26] The draws for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were released on Wednesday night,[27] and the draws for Sunday were released on Saturday afternoon.[19]

Thursday, January 16[edit]

Team 8:30 am[28]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Jones) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X 2 0
World (Muirhead) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 3 2 0 4 X 12 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Stoughton) 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
World (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 7 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Brown) 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 5 1
World (Fujisawa) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0

Mixed doubles 1:00 pm[29]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Nichols/Jones) 1 2 2 3 1 0 0 X 9 1
World (Edin/Bertrup) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 2 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Stoughton/Lawes) 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 8 1
World (Kraupp/Prytz) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 7 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Isaacson/McCormick) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 0
World (Svae/Fujisawa) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 3 2 2 2 1 X 13 1

Team 7:00 pm[30]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Jacobs) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 4 1
World (Edin) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Homan) 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 6 1
World (Sigfridsson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Shuster) 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 5 1
World (Murdoch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0

Friday, January 17[edit]

Team 8:30 am[31]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Homan) 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 ½
World (Fujisawa) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 ½
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Shuster) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 0
World (Edin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 3 0 2 1 0 X 7 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Jones) 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 X 9 1
World (Sigfridsson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 X 3 0

Singles 1:00 pm[32]

Sheet A Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
North America (Jones) 0 5 1 2 4 0 12 0
World (Muirhead) 0 4 5 5 5 0 19 1
Sheet B Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
North America (Homan) 3 1 5 4 5 0 18 0
World (Sigfridsson) 0 5 5 5 4 5 24 1
Sheet C Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
North America (Brown) 0 4 5 3 1 0 13 0
World (Fujisawa) 0 5 5 3 1 5 19 1
Sheet A Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
North America (Jacobs) 5 4 0 2 1 1 13 1
World (Edin) 0 5 5 1 0 0 11 0
Sheet B Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
North America (Stoughton) 0 2 0 3 3 1 9 0
World (Ulsrud) 1 2 5 3 3 4 17 1
Sheet C Runthrough Button Port Raise Hit-and-Roll Double Total Points
North America (Shuster) 0 5 4 2 2 0 13 0
World (Murdoch) 4 5 3 3 1 0 16 1

Team 7:00 pm[33]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Stoughton) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 5 1
World (Murdoch) 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Brown) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 ½
World (Muirhead) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 ½
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Jacobs) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1
World (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0

Saturday, January 18[edit]

Mixed doubles 8:30 am[34]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Fry/Miskew) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 3 0 1 0 3 X 10 1
World (Drummond/Sloan) 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 X 4 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Shuster/Schultz) 2 2 0 1 1 2 2 X 10 1
World (Ulsrud/Ichikawa) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 2 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (E. J. Harnden/Homan) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 2 0
World (Murdoch/Muirhead) 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 X 7 1

Team 1:00 pm[35]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Brown) 0 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 7 ½
World (Sigfridsson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 ½
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Jacobs) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 ½
World (Murdoch) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 ½
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Homan) 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 1
World (Muirhead) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4 0

Team 6:30 pm[36]

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Shuster) 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 6 ½
World (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 6 ½
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Jones) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 6 1
World (Fujisawa) 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final Points
North America (Stoughton) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 X 6 1
World (Edin) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 2 0

Sunday, January 19[edit]

Skins 1:00 pm[37]

Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5
Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
North America (Jones) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 X X 0
World (Sigfridsson) X 0 X X
Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Button Total
North America (Homan/Mead/Kreviazuk/Carruthers) Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X X X 0 3
World (Brewster/Shimizu/Drummond/Matsumara) 0 0 0 X 2
Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Button Total
North America (Shuster) 0 X X 2
World (Edin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 X 0 X 0 X 3

Skins 6:00 pm[38]

Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5
Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
North America (Jacobs) Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X X X X 4
World (Ulsrud) 0 0 X 1
Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
North America (Stoughton/Miskew/Nichols/Weagle) X X X X X X 5
World (Murdoch/Fujisawa/Andrews/Ichikawa) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0
Values (points) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
North America (Brown) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 X 0 X 3
World (Muirhead) X X X X 2

Statistics[edit]

The statistics for team play, including team skins play, are listed below.[38] The percentages are calculated for each player by rating their shots in each game. Each shot the player attempts is scored out of four based on how well the shot is made.[39]

Player percentages[edit]

Men[edit]

Leads %
Canada Mark Nichols 97
Sweden Viktor Kjäll 92
United States John Landsteiner 91
Canada Ryan Harnden 90
Scotland Scott Andrews 87
Norway Håvard Vad Petersson 85
Seconds %
Canada Reid Carruthers 90
Norway Christoffer Svae 90
Canada E. J. Harnden 88
Sweden Fredrik Lindberg 86
Scotland Greg Drummond 83
United States Jared Zezel 80
Thirds %
Sweden Sebastian Kraupp 90
Canada Ryan Fry 88
Canada Jon Mead 86
Norway Torger Nergård 86
Scotland Tom Brewster 84
United States Jeff Isaacson 81
Skips %
Canada Jeff Stoughton 89
Scotland David Murdoch 85
Canada Brad Jacobs 83
Sweden Niklas Edin 82
Norway Thomas Ulsrud 75
United States John Shuster 75

Women[edit]

Leads %
Canada Dawn McEwen 91
Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson 90
Scotland Claire Hamilton 89
Canada Lisa Weagle 89
United States Ann Swisshelm 86
Japan Emi Shimizu 85
Seconds %
Canada Alison Kreviazuk 90
Canada Jill Officer 89
Sweden Maria Wennerström 85
Scotland Vicki Adams 79
United States Jessica Schultz 77
Japan Chiaki Matsumura 77
Thirds %
Canada Emma Miskew 87
United States Debbie McCormick 82
Canada Kaitlyn Lawes 82
Scotland Anna Sloan 80
Sweden Christina Bertrup 79
Japan Miyo Ichikawa 78
Skips %
Scotland Eve Muirhead 83
Canada Jennifer Jones 83
Canada Rachel Homan 81
Japan Satsuki Fujisawa 80
Sweden Maria Prytz 70
United States Erika Brown 70

Team percentages[edit]

Men[edit]

Team %
Canada Jeff Stoughton 90
Sweden Niklas Edin 87
Canada Brad Jacobs 87
Scotland David Murdoch 85
Norway Thomas Ulsrud 84
United States John Shuster 82

Women[edit]

Team %
Canada Rachel Homan 87
Canada Jennifer Jones 86
Scotland Eve Muirhead 83
Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson 81
Japan Satsuki Fujisawa 79
United States Erika Brown 79

Perfect games[edit]

Men[edit]

Player Team Position Shots Opponent
Viktor Kjäll Sweden Niklas Edin Lead 16 Canada Brad Jacobs
Mark Nichols Canada Jeff Stoughton Lead 14 Sweden Niklas Edin

Women[edit]

Player Team Position Shots Opponent
Lisa Weagle Canada Rachel Homan Lead 16 Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson

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General
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