Image Credit: WCF Photo Credit: Richard Gray

Image Credit: WCF
Photo Credit: Richard Gray

 

Congratulations to Canada, Denmark, and USA on your gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2016 World Men’s Curling Championship! For Canada, this is their first gold medal since 2012 and their thirty-fifth overall. This was Denmark’s first silver medal (and highest finish, their first medal since winning bronze in 1990, and their third medal overall. For the USA, this was their first medal since winning bronze in 2007, and their thirteenth bronze overall.

As for my predictions going into the event, I correctly predicted two of the four playoff teams. I incorrectly predicted Norway (skipped by Thomas Ulsrud) and Sweden (skipped by Niklas Edin) to make the playoffs, while they finished fifth and sixth and Denmark (skipped by Rasmus Stjerne) and Japan (skipped by Yusuke Morozumi) made the playoffs instead. I was correct with one of my medal/placing predictions, as I had Sweden winning gold, Canada silver, the USA winning bronze, and Norway finishing fourth.

 

 

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 1-point lead of 123 points to my 119. For this event, we used to the  same scoring as World Women’s…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 – 2/4: 2 Points

Final Placing/Medals – Gold: 5 Points

Event Total- 7 Points

Season Total- 130 Points

NerdCurl

Qualifiers – 2/4: 2 Points

Final Placing/Medals – Bronze: 3 Points

Event Total- 5 Points

Season Total- 124 Points

And there you have it. Twine-Time extends his lead by an additional two points. As for overall event wins, we’re still tied with five each. All that’s left of the season are the two final Grand Slam of Curling events. Can I pull a late-season comeback? We shall see.