Image Credit: Curling Canada Photo Credit: Michael Burns

Image Credit: Curling Canada
Photo Credit: Michael Burns

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Team Alberta (skipped by Kevin Koe), winners of the 2016 Tim Horton’s Brier! They went 8-3 in the round-robin, finishing third in the standings. In the 3v4 game they defeated Team Manitoba (skipped by Mike McEwen), and then beat Team Northern Ontario (skipped by Brad Jacobs) in the semi-final game, and lastly Team Newfoundland-Labrador (skipped by Brad Gushue) in the final. As Team Canada, they will go on to the Men’s World Curling Championships in April. They’ve also earned a spot on Team North America in the 2017 Continental Cup in Las Vegas, and will earn a berth in the 2017 Tim Horton’s Roar Of The Rings if they medal at Worlds. Of note is that both iterations of Team Canada (the other being Chelsea Carey’s Scotties-winning team) not only hail from the same province, but also the same curling club (Glencoe Curling Club in Calgary).

As for my predictions for the event, as with the Scotties I once again correctly predicted all four playoff teams. In terms of final placing, I was once again 2/4. I did have the correct medal game match-ups, however I had predicted Team Manitoba to win the Bronze Medal as opposed to Team Northern Ontario, but correctly predicted Silver for Newfoundland-Labrador, and Gold for Alberta.

 

 

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the update to the NerdCurl vs Twine-Time challenge. Coming into this event. Twine-Time had a 5-point lead of 109 points to my 104. For this event, we used to the  same scoring as the Scotties…1 point for each correct qualifying team, and then an additional 2/3/4/5 points for fourth/Bronze/Silver/Gold. You can read his predictions here, now let’s look at the results.

Twine-Time

Qualifiers – 4/4: 4 Points

Final Placing/Medals – Bronze, Fourth: 5 Points

Event Total- 9 Points

Season Total- 118 Points

NerdCurl

Qualifiers – 4/4: 4 Points

Final Placing/Medals – Gold, Silver: 9 Points

Event Total- 13 Points

Season Total- 117 Points

And there you have it. I’ve narrowed the gap to 1 point, and continue to lead the season with 5 event wins to his 3. Two World Championships, and three Slams remain this season and this contest are far from over, but the 2016 half so far is proving to be the year of NerdCurl!

On a side-note, congratulations to Twine-Time on winning the very competitive Brier Pool we were both in! I finished tied with several others in a respectable (I think anyway) 28th place (out of over 110 entries). However, since you’re rich now, drinks are on you when we finally get a chance to meet in person, Twine-Time. 🙂

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