2008 World Men's Curling Championship

The 2008 World Men's Curling Championship was held from April 4–13, 2008 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, North Dakota in the USA. The 12-team tournament took place in the 11,643 seat hockey arena on the grounds of the University of North Dakota.

2008 World Men's Curling Championship
Host cityGrand Forks, North Dakota, USA
ArenaRalph Engelstad Arena
DatesApril 4–13, 2008
Attendance51,731
Winner Canada
Curling clubSaville SC, Edmonton, Alberta
SkipKevin Martin
ThirdJohn Morris
SecondMarc Kennedy
LeadBen Hebert
AlternateAdam Enright
CoachJules Owchar
Finalist Scotland (David Murdoch)
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TeamsEdit

  Australia   Canada   China
Sydney Harbour CC, Sydney

Skip: Hugh Millikin*
Fourth: Ian Palangio
Second: Sean Hall
Lead: Stephen Johns
Alternate: Stephen Hewitt
(*Throws third rocks)

Saville Sports Centre, Edmonton

Skip: Kevin Martin
Third: John Morris
Second: Marc Kennedy
Lead: Ben Hebert
Alternate: Adam Enright

Harbin CC, Harbin

Skip: Wang Fengchun
Third: Liu Rui
Second: Xu Xiaoming
Lead: Zang Jialang
Alternate: Li Dongyan

  Czech Republic   Denmark   France
CK Brno, Brno

Skip: Jiří Snítil
Third: Martin Snítil
Second: Jindřich Kitzberger
Lead: Marek Vydra
Alternate: Miloš Hoferka

Hvidovre CC, Hvidovre

Skip: Johnny Frederiksen
Third: Lars Vilandt
Second: Bo Jensen
Lead: Ulrik Schmidt
Alternate: Mikkel Poulson

Chamonix CC, Chamonix

Skip: Thomas Dufour
Third: Tony Angiboust
Second: Jan Ducroz
Lead: Richard Ducroz
Alternate: Raphael Mathieu

  Germany   Norway   Scotland
CC Füssen, Füssen

Skip: Andy Kapp
Third: Andreas Lang
Second: Holger Höhne
Lead: Andreas Kempf
Alternate: Felix Schulze

Snarøen CK, Bærum

Skip: Thomas Ulsrud
Third: Torger Nergård
Second: Christoffer Svae
Lead: Havard Vad Petersson
Alternate: Thomas Due

Lockerbie Ice Rink, Lockerbie

Skip: David Murdoch
Third: Graeme Connal
Second: Peter Smith
Lead: Euan Byers
Alternate: Peter Loudon

  Sweden    Switzerland   United States
Stocksunds CC, Stocksund

Skip: Anders Kraupp
Third: Peder Folke
Second: Björn Brandberg
Lead: Anton Sandström
Alternate: Mats Nyberg

CC St. Galler Bär, St. Gallen

Skip: Claudio Pescia
Third: Patrick Hürlimann
Second: Pascal Sieber
Lead: Marco Battilana
Alternate: Toni Müller

St. Paul CC, St. Paul &
Madison CC, Madison

Skip: Craig Brown
Third: Rich Ruohonen
Second: John Dunlop
Lead: Pete Annis
Alternate: Kevin Kakela

Round robin standingsEdit

Country Skip W L PF PA Ends
Won
Ends
Lost
Blank
Ends
Stolen
Ends
Shot
Pct.
  Canada Kevin Martin 10 1 87 47 49 37 10 14 87%
  Scotland David Murdoch 8 3 74 54 46 38 20 10 85%
  China Wang Fengchun 7 4 66 65 43 43 18 9 81%
  Norway Thomas Ulsrud 7 4 80 72 52 47 10 11 84%
  France Thomas Dufour 6 5 63 53 42 35 18 11 78%
  Australia Hugh Millikin 5 6 62 64 42 45 20 8 78%
  United States Craig Brown 5 6 65 67 40 44 13 6 81%
  Germany Andy Kapp 5 6 73 72 47 43 17 14 80%
  Denmark Johnny Frederiksen 4 7 64 80 45 50 6 11 78%
  Sweden Anders Kraupp 4 7 61 77 38 49 17 4 79%
   Switzerland Claudio Pescia 3 8 63 78 42 49 15 7 78%
  Czech Republic Jiří Snítil 2 9 61 79 43 48 10 7 75%

Round robin resultsEdit

Draw 1Edit

April 5, 14:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Norway (Ulsrud)   1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 6
  United States (Brown) 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 8
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  France (Dufour) 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 X 7
  China (Wang)   0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 X 2
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Germany (Kapp) 0 2 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 9
   Switzerland (Pescia)   1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 8
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 X 7
  Scotland (Murdoch) 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 X 5

Draw 2Edit

April 5, 19:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
   Switzerland (Pescia) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X X 1
  France (Dufour)   0 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 X X 7
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 6
  Australia (Millikin)   1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Denmark (Frederiksen) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 3
  Canada (Martin)   3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 X 9
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Germany (Kapp)   2 0 1 1 3 0 2 1 1 X 11
  China (Wang) 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 X 5

Draw 3Edit

April 6, 09:00

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Scotland (Murdoch)   4 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 X 10
  Norway (Ulsrud) 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 X 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 7
  United States (Brown) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 6

Draw 4Edit

April 6, 14:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Australia (Millikin) 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 X 10
  Denmark (Frederiksen)   0 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 X 7
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  China (Wang)   2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
   Switzerland (Pescia) 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  France (Dufour) 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 5
  Germany (Kapp)   0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 1 8
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Sweden (Kraupp)   1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
  Canada (Martin) 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 8

Draw 5Edit

April 6, 19:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  United States (Brown)   1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 7
  Scotland (Murdoch) 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Denmark (Frederiksen)   2 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 X 9
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 X 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Martin)   2 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 X X 9
  Australia (Millikin) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 X X 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Norway (Ulsrud)   3 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 X X 8
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 X X 4

Draw 6Edit

April 7, 09:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 7
  Germany (Kapp) 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 9
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Scotland (Murdoch) 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
  France (Dufour)   2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Norway (Ulsrud)   0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 9
   Switzerland (Pescia) 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 8
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  United States (Brown) 0 1 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 9
  China (Wang)   2 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 8

Draw 7Edit

April 7, 14:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  France (Dufour) 0 0 1 0 0 1 X X X X 2
  Canada (Martin)   2 3 0 2 1 0 X X X X 8
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Germany (Kapp) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
  Australia (Millikin)   0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  China (Wang) 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 3 X 8
  Denmark (Frederiksen)   0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 X 5
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
   Switzerland (Pescia)   0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4

Draw 8Edit

April 7, 19:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  Sweden (Kraupp)   0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
  Norway (Ulsrud) 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Denmark (Frederiksen)   0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 7
  United States (Brown) 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Australia (Millikin) 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 1 1 8
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 5
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Martin)   0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 6
  Scotland (Murdoch) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 5

Draw 9Edit

April 8, 09:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Australia (Millikin)   0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 X 6
  United States (Brown) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 X 4
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  Canada (Martin)   1 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 9
  Norway (Ulsrud) 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 8
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 X 7
  Scotland (Murdoch)   2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 X 11
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Denmark (Frederiksen) 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 8
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 7

Draw 10Edit

April 8, 14:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Scotland (Murdoch)   1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 x 8
  China (Wang) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 7
   Switzerland (Pescia) 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 8
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  United States (Brown) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 5
  France (Dufour)   0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 6
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Norway (Ulsrud)   1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 7
  Germany (Kapp) 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 6

Draw 11Edit

April 8, 19:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
   Switzerland (Pescia)   0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 X 4
  Denmark (Frederiksen) 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 X 7
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Germany (Kapp) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 4
  Canada (Martin)   3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 X 9
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  China (Wang)   2 1 0 0 2 0 3 X X X 8
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 X X X 2
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  France (Dufour) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 6
  Australia (Millikin)   1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4

Draw 12Edit

April 9, 09:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Germany (Kapp)   1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  France (Dufour)   0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 X 7
  Denmark (Frederiksen) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
   Switzerland (Pescia)   2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 6
  Australia (Millikin) 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 X 7
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  China (Wang) 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
  Canada (Martin)   3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5

Draw 13Edit

April 9, 14:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Martin) 1 2 1 1 1 0 X X X X 6
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   0 0 0 0 0 1 X X X X 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Australia (Millikin) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4
  Scotland (Murdoch)   1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Denmark (Frederiksen) 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X 3
  Norway (Ulsrud)   0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 X 7
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 6
  United States (Brown)   0 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 8

Draw 14Edit

April 9, 19:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Norway (Ulsrud) 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 X 6
  France (Dufour)   0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 X 4
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  United States (Brown)   0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 X 8
  Germany (Kapp) 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 X 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 X 3
  China (Wang) 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 X 7
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Scotland (Murdoch) 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 6
   Switzerland (Pescia)   0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 X 4

Draw 15Edit

April 10, 09:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  China (Wang)   1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5
  Australia (Millikin) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
   Switzerland (Pescia) 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 6
  Canada (Martin)   2 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 8
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  France (Dufour)   0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 X 5
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 7
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  Germany (Kapp) 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 10
  Denmark (Frederiksen)   0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 7

Draw 16Edit

April 10, 14:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  United States (Brown)   2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 7
   Switzerland (Pescia) 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 8
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  Norway (Ulsrud)   1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 7
  China (Wang) 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 8
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Scotland (Murdoch)   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 X 5
  Germany (Kapp) 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 3
  France (Dufour) 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 4 X 10

Draw 17Edit

April 10, 19:00

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Denmark (Frederiksen) 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 X 4
  Scotland (Murdoch)   2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 X 7
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Sweden (Kraupp) 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 8
  Czech Republic (J. Snítil)   2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Martin)   3 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 X X 10
  United States (Brown) 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 X X 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  Australia (Millikin) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 7
  Norway (Ulsrud)   2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 9

PlayoffsEdit

  Page playoff system Semifinal Gold medal game
                           
1   Canada 6  
2   Scotland 7         2   Scotland 3
      1   Canada 5   1   Canada 6
  4   Norway 4  
3   China 5
4   Norway 7  
Bronze medal game
   
3   China 3
4   Norway 8

3 vs 4Edit

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  China (Wang)   2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 X 5
  Norway (Ulsrud) 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 X 7
Player percentages
  China   Norway
Zang Jialiang 91% Havard Vad Petersson 82%
Xu Xiaoming 76% Christoffer Svae 96%
Wang Fengchun 80% Torger Nergård 90%
Liu Rui 78% Thomas Ulsrud 96%
Total 81% Total 91%

1 vs 2Edit

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Scotland (Murdoch) 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 7
  Canada (Martin)   0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Player percentages
  Scotland   Canada
Euan Byers 96% Ben Hebert 99%
Peter Smith 78% Marc Kennedy 88%
Graeme Connal 86% John Morris 91%
David Murdoch 80% Kevin Martin 74%
Total 85% Total 88%

SemifinalEdit

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Martin)   2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
  Norway (Ulsrud) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
Player percentages
  Norway   Canada
Havard Vad Petersson 99% Ben Hebert 92%
Christoffer Svae 80% Marc Kennedy 95%
Torger Nergård 84% John Morris 91%
Thomas Ulsrud 88% Kevin Martin 94%
Total 88% Total 93%

Bronze medal gameEdit

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  China (Wang) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 X 3
  Norway (Ulsrud)   2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 X 8
Player percentages
  China   Norway
Zang Jialiang 92% Havard Vad Petersson 90%
Xu Xiaoming 85% Christoffer Svae 89%
Wang Fengchun 85% Torger Nergård 88%
Liu Rui 68% Thomas Ulsrud 89%
Total 82% Total 89%

Gold medal gameEdit

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Martin) 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 X 6
  Scotland (Murdoch)   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 3
Player percentages
  Canada   Scotland
Ben Hebert 85% Euan Byers 95%
Marc Kennedy 95% Peter Smith 78%
John Morris 95% Graeme Connal 85%
Kevin Martin 89% David Murdoch 78%
Total 91% Total 85%
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Player percentagesEdit

Top five percentages per position during the round robin.

Leads % Seconds % Thirds % Skips %
  Havard Vad Petersson 88   Marc Kennedy 86   John Morris 90   Kevin Martin 87
  Ben Hebert 87   Peter Smith 84   Graeme Connal 86   David Murdoch 82
  Zang Jialiang 86   Christoffer Svae 84   Liu Rui 83   Thomas Ulsrud 80
  Euan Byers 86   Sean Hall 82   Torger Nergård 83   Andy Kapp 80
  Peter Annis 86   Holger Höhne 81   Richard Ruohonen 83   Thomas Dufour 78

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "World Men's Curling Championship 2008". World Curling Federation. Archived from the original on 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2010-03-27.

External linksEdit