Monday, March 20, 2006

FWWCC: USA setting the world on fire

FWWCC would, of course, be the Ford Worlds Women Curling Championship which is currently being contested in Grande Prairie, Alberta. This is the first big international bonspiel since Torino, and amazingly the first event to earn points towards Vancouver qualification.

Team USA, lead by skip Debbie McCormick, started play this weekend, and has already built up a 3-0 record and a share of first place in the 12-team round robin event. Results thus far:

USA-8, Switzerland-1 (8 ends)
USA-8, China-5
USA-8, Norway-5 (9 ends)

Eight seems to be our lucky number right now. As I'm writing this, the USA is currently taking on co-leader Sweden. Denmark, the other 3-0 team, has a bye in the morning draw, but will see action this afternoon against the Swedes with the US having a bye. Big day, as a team that can emerge from those matchups with an unbeaten record in tact is in control of the round robin.

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