Team Brendan Bottcher secures Canada’s place at LGT World Men’s 2022

Canada, Brazil and Mexico at the America's Challenge © Curling Canada/Jill Soucy

Following an undefeated finish at the America’s Challenge in Lacombe, Canada, skip Brendan Bottcher and his team captured Canada’s spot at the LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2022.

The America’s Challenge sees the second ranked Member Association from the previous World Championship — provided they will not be hosting the next championship — play against any challengers from the Americas Zone for a spot in the upcoming edition of the championship.

Canada skip Brendan Bottcher © Curling Canada / Jill Soucy

This year, as the LGT World Men’s will be hosted in Las Vegas, United States, the Americans will receive an automatic spot as hosts. With one additional spot available from the America’s Zone, the Canadians were challenged by both Brazil and Mexico.

Canada, with skip Brendan Bottcher, third Darren Moulding, second Brad Thiessen and lead Karrick Martin ran the table with four straight wins in the double round-robin event.

For the first time in the competition’s history, the Brazilian team, skipped by Marcelo Mello earned their first victory. They beat Mexico two times, with scores of 9-6 and 7-2.

Team Brazil © Curling Canada / Jill Soucy

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31 October 2021
Americas Challenge
LGT World Men's