Canada’s Kerry Eyerson snatches streak-losing world curling, but more COVID-19 among TV crews

Kerry Eyerson of Canada made an ascent to the playoffs at the Women’s World Curling Championships.

The host country suffered a four-game defeat over South Korea with an 8-4 victory on Monday.

At 2-5, Ayerson was dangerously close to finishing outside Friday’s top six teams that would advance to the qualification round in Calgary.

Curlingians, who want to watch Canadians, try to watch tricks on television or live streaming is limited.

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The Canadians stole four points from seventh to ninth in a morale-boosting win over Kim Yoo-jung, whose team won Olympic silver in 2018.

“I really enjoy smiling, so now I’ve got something to smile about,” Eyerson said. “All we really needed was a win to boost our confidence.”

Canada were beaten 6–2 in the morning, with a small staffed German team of three players, dropped by Daniel Gentes.

A record of 8-5 at the men’s World Curling Championships last month made the playoffs.

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Eisenson, Vice Val Sweeting, Second Shannon Birkard and Lead Brian Meillur faced six more draws in an attempt to end the game from the Gimli Curling Club of Mineoba.

“It’s still in our hands,” Meillur said. “All we can do is win the rest of the games and see what happens.”

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The top six also qualified their countries to compete in women’s curling at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

If Canada drops out of that group, a team will have to qualify the country in the WCF tournament following Canada’s trials in Saskatoon, Canada in December.

Due to the uncertainty of a falling schedule, Curling Canada has not yet determined whether that team will be the trial winner or any other four.

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Ayerson shed a few tears after a third straight loss on Sunday. He is then associated with family and friends to raise his spirits.

“I had a good cry. Just have to get it out for some time, ”said Ayerson.

Skipp’s hard tap to lay three in the right two at the eighth end for Canada in the afternoon draw.

“Was really shocked because it was so hard because it was made, but it was a great shot and he threw it right,” Meule said. “We really needed it at the time.”

The telecast of the game was postponed to Sunday and the draw was postponed in the morning when four television personnel were affected by coronoviruses.

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The World Curling Federation said that no games would be broadcast before Wednesday afternoon’s draw.

“Broadcast workers remain isolated at their hotel and are awaiting further test results, including those of concern,” WCF said in Monday’s statement.

The television crew does not stay in the same hotel as the teams.

The German Second Clara-Hermine Foam and the optional Emira Abs continued to be isolated in their hotel rooms as they tested positive for the virus before the tournament began.

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Therefore Gentsch says that he and his two comrades felt zero pressure in front of Canada.

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“It’s tough when you have a maple leaf on your back,” Gentsch observed. “Everyone has great expectations and I think they are a great team.

“They are not quite there yet, but it is easy for us to play against a team that has already broken a little bit,” he said. We have nothing to lose. “

Russia and Switzerland were 6–0 ahead of Sweden (5–1), China and Scotland (4–2) and the United States (4–4).

Germany (3-4), Japan (2-3), Czech Republic (2-4) and DEN

Mark (2-4) is still 2-5 above Canada and above South Korea.

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Italy and Estonia had one win each.

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The 2021 LGT Women’s World Curling Championship, originally scheduled for March in Switzerland, was moved to Calgary after Swiss health officials refused to approve the tournament.

The tournament is the seventh and final curling event held at the Marcin McPhail Center with no spectators.

Ayerson went on to win the National Women’s Championship kicking off the curling bubble of Calgary in February.

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The coronovirus was feared on its final weekend at the men’s world championships when four contestants tested positive.

The event made it to the finish line, however, when it was determined that the tests were “false positives”.

The World Mixed Doubles Championship in Aberdeen, Scotland, where Ayerson and Brad Gushu will represent Canada, is May 17–23.

© 2021 Canadian Press


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