2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling (December)

The 2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling in December was held from December 14 to 18 at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. It was the second Grand Slam event of the 2011–12 curling season and the eleventh time the tournament has been held. The purse was CAD$100,000.

2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling
2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling
Host cityKingston, Ontario
ArenaK-Rock Centre
DatesDecember 14–18
WinnerManitoba Mike McEwen
Curling clubAssiniboine Memorial CC, Winnipeg
SkipMike McEwen
ThirdB. J. Neufeld
SecondMatt Wozniak
LeadDenni Neufeld
FinalistManitoba Jeff Stoughton
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In the final, Mike McEwen won the final over Jeff Stoughton in seven ends with a score of 5–2. He successfully defended his title from the last edition of the BDO Canadian Open, won his first Grand Slam title of the year, and won his third career Grand Slam title.[1]

Five-rock ruleEdit

A new five-rock rule was implemented at this edition of the Canadian Open.[2] The rule, a slight alteration to the free guard zone rule, was tested at the event in an attempt to increase offence in the game.[3] The new rule was predicted to favour teams who play more offence, as the rule allows for a fifth guard to be placed in the free guard zone.[2] However, concerns were raised that the new rule may possibly hinder teams that are more defence-oriented, an opinion echoed by the Canadian Curling Association.[2][4] Since the Canadian Open is a Grand Slam event, the Open carried many points on the Canadian Team Ranking System, which plays a role in determining Olympic trials participants. If a team were to miss qualifying for the 2013 trials because of a poor performance at the Open influenced by the five rock rule, the team could raise complaints to the CCA.[4] As a result, the CCA stated that it would not sanction the event unless all players participating in the Open express written consent in regards to the five-rock rule.[2][5] Not all players had agreed not to challenge the outcome of the Open,[6] but the event went ahead as planned, with the five-rock rule in place.

TeamsEdit

Skip Third Second Lead Locale
Tom Brewster Greg Drummond Scott Andrews Michael Goodfellow   Aberdeen, Scotland
Jim Cotter Kevin Folk Tyrel Griffith Rick Sawatsky   Kelowna/Vernon, British Columbia
Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll   Karlstad, Sweden
John Epping Scott Bailey Scott Howard David Mathers   Toronto, Ontario
David Nedohin (fourth) Randy Ferbey (skip) Ted Appelman Brendan Melnyk   Edmonton, Alberta
Rob Fowler Allan Lyburn Richard Daneault Derek Samagalski   Brandon, Manitoba
Brad Gushue Ryan Fry Geoff Walker Adam Casey   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill   Coldwater, Ontario
Brad Jacobs E. J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Scott Seabrook   Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Mark Kean Andrew Clayton Patrick Janssen Tim March   Toronto, Ontario
Kevin Koe Pat Simmons Carter Rycroft Nolan Thiessen   Edmonton, Alberta
Steve Laycock Joel Jordison Brennen Jones Dallan Muyres   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Kevin Martin John Morris Marc Kennedy Ben Hebert   Edmonton, Alberta
Dale Matchett Ryan Werenich Jeff Gorda Shawn Kaufman   Bradford, Ontario
Mike McEwen B. J. Neufeld Matt Wozniak Denni Neufeld   Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jean-Michel Ménard Martin Crête Éric Sylvain Philippe Ménard   Gatineau/Lévis, Quebec
Robert Schlender Chris Lemishka Darcy Hafso Don Bartlett   Edmonton, Alberta
Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Reid Carruthers Steve Gould   Winnipeg, Manitoba

Round robin standingsEdit

Final Round Robin Standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreaker
Pool A W L PF PA
  Mike McEwen 5 0 34 12
  Niklas Edin 4 1 29 20
  Brad Gushue 2 3 20 23
  Tom Brewster 2 3 23 25
  John Epping 1 4 17 33
  Mark Kean 1 4 24 32
Pool B W L PF PA
  Brad Jacobs 4 1 30 21
  Kevin Martin* 3 2 23 15
  Jean-Michel Ménard 3 2 27 26
  Kevin Koe 3 2 28 26
  Randy Ferbey 1 4 23 36
  Robert Schlender 1 4 18 25
Pool C W L PF PA
  Jeff Stoughton 4 1 38 27
  Rob Fowler 4 1 32 21
  Glenn Howard 4 1 33 16
  Jim Cotter 2 3 32 32
  Dale Matchett 1 4 23 38
  Steve Laycock 0 5 14 38

*Kevin Martin advances directly to the playoffs by virtue of a draw to the button contest between Kevin Koe, Jean-Michel Ménard, and Martin.[7]

Round robin resultsEdit

Draw 1Edit

Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen   3 1 0 1 2 1 X X 8
  Mark Kean 0 0 2 0 0 0 X X 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jeff Stoughton   1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 6
  Rob Fowler 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
  Brad Jacobs 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Koe 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 5
  Jean-Michel Ménard   1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   2 0 0 3 1 1 X X 7
  Steve Laycock 0 1 0 0 0 0 X X 1

Draw 2Edit

Thursday, December 15, 9:00 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jeff Stoughton 1 0 3 1 0 3 2 X 10
  Steve Laycock   0 3 0 0 1 0 0 X 4
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Dale Matchett 0 3 0 4 0 0 1 0 8
  Jim Cotter   2 0 1 0 3 2 0 2 10
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Randy Ferbey 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 5
  Robert Schlender   3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  John Epping 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 X 2
  Tom Brewster   1 1 1 1 0 0 3 X 7
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Niklas Edin 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
  Brad Gushue   0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3

Draw 3Edit

Thursday, December 15, 12:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jean-Michel Ménard   2 0 2 0 0 5 X X 9
  Randy Ferbey 0 1 0 2 0 0 X X 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 X 5
  Kevin Koe   1 0 2 0 3 0 1 X 7
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   2 1 2 1 1 X X X 7
  Dale Matchett 0 0 0 0 0 X X X 0
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Rob Fowler 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 X 6
  Jim Cotter   2 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 4
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Brad Jacobs 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 6
  Robert Schlender   1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4

Draw 4Edit

Thursday, December 15, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Koe 0 1 0 0 2 0 X X 3
  Brad Jacobs   2 0 2 1 0 3 X X 8
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen   3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6
  Tom Brewster 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  John Epping 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 X 6
  Brad Gushue   1 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Niklas Edin   0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 6
  Mark Kean 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   0 5 2 0 0 X X X 7
  Jean-Michel Ménard 0 0 0 1 0 X X X 1

Draw 5Edit

Thursday, December 15, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 6
  John Epping   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Rob Fowler 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 6
  Glenn Howard   0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jeff Stoughton   1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 7
  Jim Cotter 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 6
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Dale Matchett 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 X 7
  Steve Laycock   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 2
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Tom Brewster   2 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 7
  Mark Kean 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4

Draw 6Edit

Friday, December 16, 9:00 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jean-Michel Ménard   0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 7
  Robert Schlender 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Brad Gushue 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
  Mark Kean   0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Rob Fowler   3 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 10
  Dale Matchett 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Niklas Edin   2 0 0 0 2 0 4 X 8
  Tom Brewster 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X 2
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Brad Jacobs 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 7
  Randy Ferbey   1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5

Draw 7Edit

Friday, December 16, 12:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   3 0 0 3 0 1 1 X 8
  Randy Ferbey 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 X 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Niklas Edin   1 1 2 0 3 1 X X 8
  John Epping 0 0 0 2 0 0 X X 2
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Koe   0 3 0 2 0 2 X X 7
  Robert Schlender 0 0 1 0 1 0 X X 2
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 6
  Brad Gushue   0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jim Cotter 3 1 0 1 4 0 X X 9
  Steve Laycock   0 0 2 0 0 2 X X 4

Draw 8Edit

Friday, December 16, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Rob Fowler   0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 5
  Steve Laycock 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Brad Jacobs   2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
  Jean-Michel Ménard 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   0 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 7
  Jim Cotter 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  John Epping 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 X 6
  Mark Kean   3 0 4 0 0 0 2 X 9
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jeff Stoughton   2 0 1 0 5 1 X X 8
  Dale Matchett 0 3 0 1 0 0 X X 4

Draw 9Edit

Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Brad Gushue 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 5
  Tom Brewster   0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   1 1 0 4 0 1 1 X 8
  Jeff Stoughton 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 X 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen   0 2 0 2 0 3 1 X 8
  Niklas Edin 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 X 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Koe 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 6
  Randy Ferbey   0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 7
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   4 0 1 0 0 3 X X 8
  Robert Schlender 0 1 0 1 1 0 X X 3

TiebreakerEdit

Saturday, December 17, 9:30

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jean-Michel Ménard   1 1 1 0 2 0 3 X 8
  Kevin Koe 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 X 3

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
  Mike McEwen 6
  Jean-Michel Ménard 5
  Mike McEwen 8
  Niklas Edin 2
  Rob Fowler 6
  Niklas Edin 7
  Mike McEwen 5
  Jeff Stoughton 2
  Jeff Stoughton 5
  Kevin Martin 2
  Jeff Stoughton 8
  Glenn Howard 6
  Brad Jacobs 3
  Glenn Howard 6

QuarterfinalsEdit

Saturday, December 17, 2:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen   2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 6
  Jean-Michel Ménard 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Rob Fowler 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 6
  Niklas Edin   2 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jeff Stoughton   0 3 0 0 0 0 2 X 5
  Kevin Martin 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Brad Jacobs 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 3
  Glenn Howard   2 0 1 0 2 0 1 X 6

SemifinalsEdit

Saturday, December 17, 7:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen   1 0 2 1 0 4 X X 8
  Niklas Edin 0 1 0 0 1 0 X X 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jeff Stoughton   4 0 1 0 2 0 1 X 8
  Glenn Howard 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 X 6

FinalEdit

Sunday, December 18, 1:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen   0 2 0 1 0 1 1 X 5
  Jeff Stoughton 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 X 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "McEwen beats Stoughton to win BDO Canadian Open". CBC Sports. 18 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "New curling rule rocks the boat: Governing body worried about dearth of scoring". Calgary Herald. 1 December 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Do you like curling's new 5-rock rule?". CBC Sports. 5 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b Allen Cameron (1 December 2011). "Five-rock rule is worth trying out; and a little love for the Glencoe club". Calgary Herald (blog).
  5. ^ "Five-rock Slam gets reprieve". London Free Press. 10 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Big 3 hitting stride for BDO Canadian Open". CBC Sports. 12 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Martin rallies to make playoffs at BDO Canadian Open". CBC Sports. 16 December 2011.

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