Double gold for Canada at World Seniors

Canada celebrate their gold medal game victory © WCF / Eakin Howard

It was a golden double for Canada in Saturday’s finals at the World Senior Championships, while Scotland had to settle for two silver medals.

The Canadian women beat Scotland by 8-4, while the Canadian men were 7-2 winners over the Scots in their final.

In the women’s final, Canada blanked the first end before scoring three in the second.

Although the Scots brought the score level at 3-3 at the fourth-end break, a further three by the Canadians in the sixth end, followed by a steal of two in the seventh were enough to give Canada the title and gold medals. It is a third world title in all for this team, to back up their previous wins in 2018 and 2019.

© WCF / Eakin Howard

In the men’s gold medal game, Canada opened with a score of two and then had a single steal in the second end for a 3-0 lead.

The Scots never really recovered from that, and score of twos for the Canadians in the fourth and sixth ends were enough to persuade the Scots to concede, with a final score of 7-2 to Canada.

In the bronze games, Japan women beat Switzerland by 6-4, helped by single steals in the second and seventh ends.

© WCF / Eakin Howard

In the men’s event, Switzerland beat United States by 7-4, a result that featured a score of four in the sixth end.

Medal winning teams

Canada’s gold medal winning women’s team: Sherry Anderson (skip), Patty Hersikorn (third), Brenda Goertzen (second), Anita Silvernagle (lead), supported by their coach Bill Tschirhart

Scotland’s silver medal winning women’s team: Jackie Lockhart (skip), Mairi Milne (third), Wendy Johnston (second), Katie Loudon (lead) and Edith Hazard (alternate)

Japan’s bronze medal winning women’s team: Kawamura Miyuki (skip), Kawahira Misako (third), Hayashi Yukari (second), Kitagushi Yukie (lead) and Kobayashi Yoko (alternate)

Canada’s gold medal winning men’s team: Howard Rajala (skip), Rich Moffatt (third), Chris Fulton (second), Paul Madden (lead) and Phil Daniel (alternate), supported by their coach Bill Tschirhart

Scotland’s silver medal winning men’s team: Graeme Connal (skip), Alistair Scott (third), Mark Fraser (second) and Mark Brass (lead)

Switzerland’s bronze medal winning men’s team:  Christof Schwaller (skip), Robert Huerlimann (third), Christoph Kaiser (second), Rolf Iseli (lead) and Pierre Hug (alternate).

Find all the results from the World Seniors here.

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Gangneung, South Korea

29 April 2023
World Senior Curling Championships 2023