Good end to a great season
We finished the Victoria curling classic with a record of 3 wins and 3 losses. We won against Rob Fowler, USA’s Brady Clark and Yusuke Morozumi of Japan. The last two played at the World Championship the week after. The three losses came to Mike Mcewen, Steve Petryk and Kevin Martin. You can’t ask to beat them the first time you play them. A great experience for us. We had a lot of fun that week in Canada playing some of the best teams in the world! We really hope that we can come back next season.
After that three of us stayed in Canada, Oskar as Alternate for Niklas Edin’s rink during the World Championship. Markus and Kristian stayed the whole week to support the Swedish team! They did a great job, I honestly think that you could hear them more than the canadian crowd in the end of the final. two vs 6000. Congrats to the Gold medal team Edin!
When we came back to Sweden we had a week before we went to St. Gallen to play the European Masters. The top seven team from Europe, except Niklas Edin and Thomas Ulsrud, were invited and Mark Dacey from Canada. A really tough field which were divided in two groups. We had Sven Michel, Mario Freiberger, borh from Switzerland and Mark Dacey. We managed to win all three games. In the Semi final we played Team De Cruz, also from Switzerland, it was a really close game which came down to the last rock. They had a super thin angle runback to tie but their fourth player just missed it so we stole three points to win 8-4. In the final we were up against Sven Michel again. This game was also close until the seventh end we we picked up a big four ender to end the game, 6-3. VICTORY! With that win we ended up in third place in the Curling Champions Tour 2012/13!
For those who haven’t seen the final you can see it on Laola1.tv in the link below
Now we have had a few days off. On monday the preparation and pre-season training begins for the next exciting season!
Have a great summer!