Switzerland women and Canada men win World Seniors gold medals

Team Switzerland celebrate their world senior women's title © WCF / Ansis Ventins

Switzerland faced United States in the women’s Gold medal final at the World Senior Curling Championships 2022, while Czech Republic men were up against Canada in their final.

The Bronze medal games were staged at the same time, with Scotland women playing Finland, and Sweden men against Germany.

In the women’s Gold medal final, United States opened the scoring with a single steal in the first end and then doubled their lead to 2-0 in the second end with another single steal.

Switzerland then got on the board with one point in the third end.

The Swiss then added to their score with a steal of two points in the fourth end, to take a 3-2 lead into the break.

The Americans blanked the fifth end, then gave up a steal of one in the sixth.

The game changed again in the seventh end when the Americans carved out a score of three to take a 5-4 lead.

However, in the eighth end, Switzerland recovered to score two points to win the game and the world title by 6-5.

In the men’s Gold medal final, Canada blanked the first end and then scored one in the second.

Czech Republic levelled the game at 1-1 with one point in the third. However, in the fourth end the Canadians made the first break-through with a score of two points for a 3-1 lead.

After the break, the Czechs brought themselves back into the game with a score of two, for 3-3.

Canada responded again, scoring two in the sixth end, and then stealing one more for a 6-3 lead after seven ends.

The Canadians then ran the Czechs out of stones in the eighth to win by 6-3 and claim the world senior title.

Canada celebrate their world senior men’s title © WCF / Ansis Ventins

In the women’s Bronze medal game, Finland opened with a score of one in the first end and then added a single steal in the second for an early 2-0 lead.

Scotland responded by scoring two in the third end, and then stealing one in the fourth to take the lead at 3-2.

After the break, Finland went back into the lead, scoring two points in the fifth end.

The Scots levelled the score at 4-4 with a single point in the sixth, then re-took the lead with a single steal in the seventh.

The Scots then went on to win by 6-4 with another single steal in the eighth.

Team Scotland celebrate their world senior bronze medals © WCF / Céline Stucki

In the men’s Bronze medal game, Sweden stole a single point in the first end. Germany responded in the second with a score of two to take the lead at 2-1.

Sweden scored a single in the third for 2-2. Germany then put a single on the scoreboard in the fourth and the teams went into the break with a 3-2 half-time result, Germany leading.

However, a strong second-half performance by Sweden saw them take the lead in the fifth with a score of three, for 5-3.

The Swedes then stole singles in the sixth and seventh ends for 7-3. Sweden then ran Germany out of stones in the eighth, making 7-3 the final result and winning world bronze medals.

Germany’s Andy Kapp and Sweden’s Mats Wranaa © WCF / Ansis Ventins

Medal-winning teams

The gold medal winning Swiss women’s team: skip Cristina Lestander, third Sandra Born, second Silvia Gygax, lead Christina Gartenmann and alternate Karin Durtschi.

The silver medal winning American women’s team: skip Margie Smith; third Ann Swisshelm, second Shelly Kosal and lead Shelley Dropkin.

The bronze medal winning Scottish women’s team: skip and third player Edith Hazard, fourth Mairi Milne, second Wendy Johnston, lead Katie Loudon and alternate Jackie Lockhart.

The gold medal winning Canadian men’s team: skip Wade White, third Barry Chwedoruk, second Dan Holowaychuk and lead George White.

The silver medal winning Czech men’s team: skip David Sik, third Karel Hradec, second David Havlena, lead Marek Brozek and alternate Jiri Chobot.

The bronze medal winning Swedish men’s team: skip Mats Wranaa, third Mikael Hasselborg, second Anders Eriksson, lead Gerry Waahlin and alternate Per Noreen.

All the results of the championships can be found here.

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Geneva, Switzerland

30 April 2022
World Senior Curling Championships 2022