Canada Eyes Bye to World Curling Championship Semis with Final Round Victories

Team Canada, World Curling Championship, playoffs

Canada’s quest for a bye to the semi-finals intensifies as they head into the playoff phase of the World Curling Championship in Switzerland.

Despite securing a playoff berth, the significance of their remaining two regular-season games looms large.

Currently boasting an impressive 8-2 record, Brad Gushue’s Newfoundland and Labrador team faces off against Japan, sitting at 3-7, in the morning session. Later in the day, they confront the 6-4 Switzerland squad, fiercely competing for their own playoff contention.

Securing victories in both encounters today would virtually ensure Gushue’s team a coveted bye to the semi-finals, while any slip-ups could complicate their path to the final.

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In the tournament format, the top six teams progress to the playoffs, with the top two enjoying byes. In case of ties in the standings, precedence is given to head-to-head records, followed by draw-to-the-button shootout scores, with no tie-breaking games scheduled.

Despite defeating Scotland, Gushue’s team faced setbacks against Sweden and Italy, both formidable contenders in the playoff picture.

The clash against Japan commences at 9:30 in the morning, followed by the showdown against Switzerland at 2:30 in the afternoon.

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