Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Gushue in Norway

The 2005-06 season is fully underway.

According to The Curling News Top 10 men’s ranking from Sept. 27, Brad Gushue of Newfoundland did well in his first-ever Norwegian tournament, losting the semi-final to eventual spiel champ Nils Carlsen of Sweden.

However, nobody seems to realize that the young Gushies went overseas for two events. As such, the previous weekend marked an outright Norwegian victory, as the squad won the Bompi Cup in Oslo, beating Thomas Lovold 5-4 in the final. Team Gushue went 7-0 overall.

Bompi might not have been an official World Curling Tour event (nor a World Curling Tour Europe event) but credit goes to the young screechers for a win and a semi-final finish in their first big trip of the year. Olympic Trials in Halifax, here they come.