2018 Americas Challenge (November)

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2018 Americas Challenge
Host cityChaska, Minnesota
ArenaChaska Curling Club
DatesNovember 16–18
Winner United States
SkipRich Ruohonen
FourthGreg Persinger
SecondColin Hufman
LeadPhil Tilker
AlternateKorey Dropkin
Finalist Guyana (Husain)

The 2018 Americas Challenge was a curling challenge that took place from November 16 to 18 at the Chaska Curling Club in Chaska, Minnesota, United States.[1]

This was the first time the Americas Challenge had three teams competing, with Guyana making their first appearance.[2] The winner will be the second team from the Americas zone to qualify for the 2019 World Men's Curling Championship (Canada qualifies automatically as the host). The second-placed team will qualify for the 2019 World Qualification Event, a further chance to qualify for the men's world championship.[3]

The United States went undefeated to qualify for the World Men's Curling Championship. Gayana's debut was a success, as while they lost both of their games to the US, they beat Brazil twice to secure second place and a spot in the World Qualification Event.

A women's event was scheduled with Brazil taking on the United States, but Brazil chose to concede, going straight to the 2019 World Qualification Event.[3]

Format[edit]

The teams played a double round robin to determine the winner of the challenge. In the case of a tie, head-to-head score or shootout score will be used to determine the winner.[3]

Teams[edit]

Country Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
 Brazil Marcelo Mello Michael Krahenbuhl Scott McMullan Sergio Vilela
 Guyana Rayad Husain Jason Perreira Daniel Toolsie Baul Persaud
 United States Greg Persinger (Fourth) Rich Ruohonen (Skip) Colin Hufman Phil Tilker Korey Dropkin

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Standings[edit]

Key
Team to 2019 World Men's Curling Championship
Team to 2019 World Qualification Event
Country Skip W L
 United States Rich Ruohonen 4 0
 Guyana Rayad Husain 2 2
 Brazil Marcelo Mello 0 4

Results[edit]

All draw times are listed in Central Standard Time (UTC−06:00).

Game 1[edit]

Friday, November 16, 19:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 United States (Ruohonen) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 3 1 2 0 2 X X X 10
 Brazil (Mello) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X X X 1

Game 2[edit]

Saturday, November 17, 09:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Guyana (Husain) 0 0 0 0 0 2 X X X X 2
 United States (Ruohonen) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 5 2 3 0 0 X X X X 13

Game 3[edit]

Saturday, November 17, 14:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Brazil (Mello) 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 9
 Guyana (Husain) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 10

Game 4[edit]

Saturday, November 17, 19:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Brazil (Mello) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 0 0 0 X X X X 1
 United States (Ruohonen) 0 1 1 1 3 2 X X X X 8

Game 5[edit]

Sunday, November 18, 08:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 United States (Ruohonen) 2 0 0 5 0 2 X X X X 9
 Guyana (Husain) 0 1 1 0 1 0 X X X X 3

Game 6[edit]

Sunday, November 18, 13:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Guyana (Husain) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 8
 Brazil (Mello) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Americas Challenge 2018". World Curling Federation. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Three teams set to battle in America's Challenge". World Curling Federation. November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Davis, Terry L. (November 12, 2018). "Americas Challenge begins Friday in Chaska". USA Curling. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "AMERICAS CHALLENGE -- TEAMS". CurlingZone. Retrieved November 15, 2018.