Author Archives: Larry Wood

Author Archives: Larry Wood

Switzerland wins world women’s curling title

March 25, 2012

Switzerland’s 40-year-old Mirjam Ott, the most experienced skip in the 12-team field, executed a clutch tap-and-roll in the four-foot ring with the game’s last shot to score two points and defeat Sweden 7-6 in Sunday’s Ford World Women’s Curling Championship final match.

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Swiss earn first final shot at World women’s championship

March 25, 2012

It wasn’t exactly Swiss clockwork, or even the workings of a fine timepiece, but Mirjam Ott and her Davos team from Switzerland have earned a reprise in the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship final against Sweden.

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Canada dumped from gold-medal race by Korea

March 24, 2012

This was curling’s equivalent of the kids showing mother how to operate in the kitchen. The astonishing Koreans, representing a nation that has been contesting World Women’s Curling Championship play on just four occasions, stunned Canada on Saturday afternoon

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Sweden moves to within one win of world title

March 24, 2012

Two world championship skipping appearances, two finals. That’s the record for Margaretha Sigfridsson and her Swedish team that’s headed for Sunday’s 4:30 p.m. Ford Worlds final match at the Enmax Centre.

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Canadians eliminate Yanks in World women’s tiebreaker

March 23, 2012

Heather Nedohin said it would be a different day and a different skip and she was true to her word. The Canadian leader who admittedly had a bad Thursday and lost two games to drop into tiebreaker territory

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Five alive in World women’s playoff chase

March 23, 2012

Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott was more than ecstatic Thursday to find out she was ranked No. 2 behind Sweden for Ford World Women’s Curling Championship playoff purposes today.

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Canada loses, World women’s traffic jam still congested

March 22, 2012

It’s back to the congestion of a four-way traffic jam at the Enmax Centre as the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship heads into its last two qualifying round-robin draws.

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Three lead race for World women’s playoff berths

March 22, 2012

The Korean national curling team refuses to be counted out at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

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Four-way traffic jam in front of World women’s race

March 21, 2012

Suddenly, it’s a traffic jam. Canada’s Heather Nedohin of Edmonton skipped her team to an 7-5 conquest of leading Korea on Wednesday morning, thereby pulling the upstart Koreans back into a leading four-pack of teams with 6-and-2 records.

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Surprising Koreans lead the World women’s pack

March 21, 2012

Guess who’s leading the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship with four round-robin matches remaining?

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Canada edges back in front of World pack

March 20, 2012

Heather Nedohin’s Canadian team climbed back atop the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship heap on Tuesday morning, striking early for a 3-0 lead and proceeding to a 7-5 victory over Russia’s entry skipped by Anna Sidorova.

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Canada knocked off perch at World women’s test

March 20, 2012

Heather Nedohin said so herself. “Nobody is going to go through this without a loss so it doesn’t surprise me that we aren’t going to do it, either.”

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Koreans move up the Worlds pecking order

March 19, 2012

Unsung Korea won its third game in four starts at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship on Monday morning, drilling favoured Scotland 7-2 with a sharpshooting display of the first water.

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Canada steals its way to the top

March 19, 2012

It’s Oh Canada . . . already! Five draws into the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship and Heather Nedohin’s Canucks already are out front in the global pack at the Enmax Centre with the only unbeaten record in the tournament.

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Germany upends favoured Scotland at Worlds

March 18, 2012

Germany moved alongside the Czech Republic as two-game winners at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge on Sunday morning.

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