Nova Scotia workforce wins world senior males’s curling championship

A Nova Scotia males’s workforce captured the gold medal Saturday on the world senior males’s curling championship in Ostersund, Sweden.

Skip Paul Flemming of Halifax and teammates Peter Burgess, Kris Granchelli and Martin Gavin defeated the U.S. 4-3 within the championship match to cap an undefeated week.

Flemming’s workforce scored the deciding level with the ultimate shot.

In a launch from Curling Canada, Flemming mentioned it won’t have been the toughest shot of his profession, but it surely was amongst them. He credited a Burgess shot for clearing an area for the deciding final rock.

“Peter sort of tidied it up there for me,” he mentioned. “I used to be simply actually feeling it on my final shot. I used to be simply actually seeing it, and we now have actually good sweepers, so I wished to make use of them. They introduced it again sufficient to make it.”

The gamers celebrated a second that has been a long time within the making for all of them.

“All of us have had jobs — I had alternatives to play larger aggressive ranges early on, however you understand life is life,” Burgess, whose brother Craig and nieces Karlee and Lindsey have gained world curling titles, mentioned within the launch.

“This can be a actually cool alternative to compete at this degree, and to place the Maple Leaf in your again, and to win one thing like this for Canada is superb.”

Flemming mentioned he was thrilled to share the win together with his teammates.

“They have been unbelievable, particularly these previous couple of video games,” he mentioned. “It was well-earned, and fairly truthfully I really feel prefer it was well-deserved. We labored actually laborious.”

The Canadian males have now gained 5 straight males’s titles since 2018. The 2020 and 2021 occasions have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s the first world senior males’s title for a Nova Scotia foursome. Colleen Jones and Colleen Pinkney are previous champions on the ladies’s aspect.

Flemming’s workforce gained the precise to signify Canada at the world championships by defeating Saskatchewan within the nationwide ultimate earlier this season in Vernon, B.C.

It marked Flemming’s first likelihood on the world stage after coming shut previously. He was a part of a Nova Scotia workforce skipped by Shawn Adams in 2005 that misplaced the Brier ultimate to Alberta on the ultimate shot.

The Canadian girls’s workforce skipped by Susan Froud of Alliston, Ont., made it a clear sweep for Canada in Sweden. Froud, Kerry Lackie, Kristin Turcotte and Julie McMullin defeated Lithuania 7-3 within the ultimate.

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