Sunday, March 18, 2007

Canada Cup Men's Final - the extra end

Usual placing of guards. Roque moves one off to the side with a subtle shot. No centre guards.

Martin comes into the house, back eight, slightly protected by one of the guards.

Pfeifer clears one of his own team's rocks (he was shooting 97%!!).

Martin tosses up an excellent centre guard. Ferbey peels. Ditto for both.

Morris' guard is off the centre, so Ferbey decides to come into the house and freeze to the Martin rock but is heavy and kicks it back. Martin could now freeze to it. Comment - "I just want to make him shoot". Martin's shot is a little heavy and kicks the Ferbey rock bsck. Martin's rock is in the back of the four-foot. Nedohin peels it and the backing Martin rock - just a perfect shot. A nice capture of the conversation shows that Nedohin and Ferbey assume Martin will throw a perfect complicating shot.

And he does not and Nedohin has a draw with backing to the four-foot for the win. He makes the shot, though Martin confused me with some humorous mischief. 9-8 Ferbey! Very exciting match, with no dull ends.


At 3/18/2007 5:06 p.m., Blogger EclectEcon said...

" dull ends." ???

I agree with the guy in the crowd who, during the 7th end, yelled out, "Booorrrrriinnggggg." I sure am grateful for the free-guard zone.

At 3/18/2007 5:30 p.m., Blogger Alan Adamson said...

OK Doc is right - one dull end - I was doing laundry then.


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