Ebene Magazine – Canada’s Brendan Bottcher falls on RCF’s Sergey Glukhov in the men’s curling worlds – TSN.approx.

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CALGARY – An inconsistent performance by the Canadian backend proved costly in an 8-7 loss to Russia on Wednesday at the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s World Curling Championship.

The third Darren molding and Brendan Bottcher both had some late mistakes when Canada fell in the round robin game at the Markin MacPhail Center.

« I would say it was a pretty good effort actually, » Bottcher said. « We took a lot of shots out there. There were some that didn’t land in the right place, but sometimes it just happens. That’s the game. »

A few molding mistakes on the seventh end forced Bottcher to do the Pulling the button against three to get a single and a 4: 3 lead. Bottcher’s last stone in the eighth rolled over and set up a Sergey Glukhov tap for two.

Molding and Bottcher were both easy on their last throws in ninth when Russia stole a pair. Bottcher scored a brilliant runback double and scored three points on the 10th.

Canada prepared the extra end so that Glukhov could throw an inturn draw with his last stone. A heavy blow from all three of his teammates did the trick as the Russian stone stopped a whisker closer than the Canadian stone on the 12-foot ring.

« It’s amazing, » said Russian leader Anton Kalalb. « My legs are shaking right now. It’s a great feeling. »

Molding only shot 67 percent in the game while Bottcher struggled 71 percent.

Canada led 7: 5 against Niklas Edin, the defending champion from Sweden. On the 10th they gave up four and dropped a 9-5 decision for one day with two defeats.

After 18 draws, Sweden are in first place with 9-2, followed by Russia with 8-2. Scotland are with 8: 3 in third place and the USA and Norway with 7: 3 in third place. Canada is sixth with 7-4.

The six best teams in the field of 14 teams will reach the playoffs. The Swiss Peter de Cruz was in seventh place alone with 5: 5 and Italy in next place with 5: 6.

Canada will play against Norway on Thursday evening and the round robin game against Germany’s Sixten on Friday morning Quit Totzek.

The Canadian front end of Brad Thiessen (85 percent) and Karrick Martin (90 percent) had strong percentages, but the Russians were stable and delivered when needed.

« They put some pressure on, we gave them a couple of half shots and they were able to capitalize, » said Bottcher. « Ultimately, we got one good shot in 10 and got them to throw another for victory and it came up right there. It was an incredible win for them. »

Teams that ranked on Sitting in places three to six, compete against the winners in qualifying matches in order to reach the final four. Medal games are scheduled for Sunday.

Edin defeated Canadian Kevin Koe in the final of the 2019 World Cup in Lethbridge, Alta. The 2020 event was canceled due to the pandemic.

The six best teams will also receive seats for their respective countries at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

No spectators are allowed in the WinSport Arena, which is also the case with the youngest Canadian championships for men, women and mixed doubles was the case.

Before the women’s playdowns at the end of April, two Grand Slams are on the bubble calendar.

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