Team Ulsrud gathered a decent amount of points for their European side, but as a whole Team Europe wasn’t able to overcome a superb Canadian line-up.
For the first time ever USA didn’t participate, leaving North-America with only Canadians, thus Team Canada.
John Morris, Mike McEwen, Brad Jacobs, Jennifer Jones, Rachel Homan and Val Sweeting didn’t just look like the best team in the Continental Cup’s history on paper, but they duly delivered. A 42-18 win for Team Canada in what was a pretty one-sided affair.
Team Europe consisted of Team Ulsrud, Niklas Edin, David Murdoch, Eve Muirhead, Anna Sidorova and Margretha Sigfridsson.
Team Ulsrud beat 2014 Olympic Gold medalist Brad Jacobs in the team competition (watch the game here). Team Ulsrud also scored the most points out of any team in the singles competition (23) to beat Mike McEwen’s side. Håvard Vad Petersson scored a solid five points on “the raise”, now having scored 27 out of 30 possible points on this shot since his debut in 2008.
Loud and proud second player Christoffer Svae teamed up with Scottish third Anna Sloan in mixed doubles, proving to be a better couple than the McEwen’s. Dawn McEwen (lead for Team Jones) teamed up with her husband, but eventually lost out to the Norwegian/Scottish duo. WATCH THE GAME HERE
Team Ulsrud has now played six consecutive Continental Cups, more than any team. Only Niklas Edin has more (7), having played for David Murdoch in 2007 and 2008.
The Continental Cup returns to Las Vegas next year having had a successful event in 2014. Team Ulsrud hopes to qualify.