Third title for the Ferbey Canadian foursome
Ferbey's Canadian foursome won their third Ford World title in four years when
they beat Scotland in the final with 11-4 in eight ends. For Ferbey himself it
was his fourth title which moves him up in parity with Ernie, Arnold and Garnet
Richardson even though it must be said that Ferbey's achievment is greater since
the curling world has grown since then.
The first end started with both teams playing around a centre guard and
Canada stole one. In the second Scotland scored a double but in the third end
disaster struck for the Scots. Scotland tried to hide behind a guard but Canada
was able to hit & roll. When David Murdoch played his last shot Canada was
sitting four. He tried to freeze the Canadian shot but was about a foot heavy so
that Nedohin was able to remove it to score five points and with that the final
was a done deal.
In the fourth Scotland blanked the end and then they scored a single in the
fifth. Canada blanked the sixth and then scored another five in the seventh when
Murdoch failed to freeze the Canadian shot with his last stone. Nedohin followed
Murdoch and bumped the Scottish stone out of the house. In the eighth David
Murdoch put his final shot on the button and then conceded the game.
Marco Mariani became the first Italian player to win the Colin Campbell
In the interviews on the podium all the Canadian players confessed that it
was an extremely tough week and that they rank this gold the highest (of course)
of the three they won. This Canadian team has show an ability to come back from
behind and fight their way to victory in each and every game. Truly impressive
Scotland, Germany, Marco Mariani and Canada
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