Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's all Canada in the final of the Richmond International

Canada A, the gold medal Paralympic team, beat Canada B 6-4 in today's final of the Richmond International at the Richmond (BC) Curling Club. Canada A established a big early lead with a 4 in the 3rd end, but Gerry Austgarden's Canada B side had a double takeout opportunity at the bell to tie the score. They settled for 3 and the $600 second place prize money.

Canada A donated half of their $1,00 purse back to the Richmond Centre for Disability as seed money for next year's tournament.

Canada A#  2 0 4 0 1 2 0 X - 9
Canada B    0 2 0 2 0 0 3 X - 7

The two Korea teams (Samantha Sui played lead and Bruno Yizek played 3rd for Korea B) were tied 3-3 when the bell rang after 6 ends. They played an extra (7th) end and Korea A stole a another single to take 3rd place by a score of 4-3.

Korea A   0 1 1 0 0 1 - 1 - 4
Korea B# 1 0 0 1 1 0 - 0 - 3


Anonymous said...

I watched the Final......ask the others of Team Canada.....Big Jim was unbelievable......Hit and roll for shot on the 5th, a great hit and roll (facing 3) followed by an impossible draw for asteal of 2 on the 6th.....after a hit through a hole on the 3rd to take 4.

Anonymous said...

It still doesn't excuse what he did.

Anonymous said...

Seems Team Canada is well on their way again.

Well done.

Anonymous said...

Seems we should wait until Jim get's his say in January.....unless he is sentenced to death, I think he will be around until he tires of you.

Anonymous said...

Jim's already had his say. He has pleaded guilty. We're not waiting till January for him to have his say. In January we will find out what the judge has to say about what Jim has already said. Maybe Jim will withdraw his plea on the grounds, as he has been hinting, that he only pleaded guilty to save his son and he is not guilty really. Or perhaps he will say that even if the judge accepts his admission of guilt and sentences him, then it shouldn't count against him because he was forced into admitting something he didn't do, caught up in events beyond his control, so his contractual obligations to the CCA and the morals clause don't count and please can he keep the tax free carding money every month.

Or maybe he mans up and admits he screwed up, and promises to make amends to those who believed in him, and those who wish to see the sport prosper.

Doesn't anyone else think it's strange that someone who has signed a detailed plea agreement, admitting to illegal acts, should make everyone wait until after sentencing before he apologizes to teammates, coaches and supporters?

Anonymous said...

I doubt you know what has gone on behind closed doors. The CCA is not about to expose itslf in considering this issue any way but analytically. We have not heard anything from them, so ARE THEY looking at the global picture? The CCA, are, afterall Beauocrats, are they not?

Anonymous said...

I agree, it DOES seem strange to make everbody wait. HOW ABOUT THERE IS A REASON? Just a thought.