Team Ulsrud went to play the Cactus Pheasant Classic and the Grand Slam Masters recently. The team garnered a little more experience, had some good results and some not so good results.
Håvard Vad Petersson, Team Ulsrud’s usual lead had to stay home in Norway due to some new business. Håvard just opened up a smoothie shop and a frozen yogurt shop in a big shopping mall in Kristiansand (south of Norway). From what we’ve heard so far, the opening weekend was successful.
Without the good old lead, Markus Høiberg had to step in to fill his shoes. Markus should be a familiar name for any big Team Ulsrud fan, he’s played with them on several occasions before and has been 5th man at the Europeans and Worlds the last couple of years. Mr. Høiberg is also coming to Sochi for the Winter Olympic Games.
Cactus Pheasant Classic
The boys beat some real good teams at the Cactus and made it to the semifinal stages. After beating teams like John Morris, Kevin Koe, Liu Rui and Niklas Edin, the guys was defeated by Switzerland’s Sven Michel. Nevertheless a good run for them, picking up were they left off.
Grand Slam Masters
Things didn’t work out too well at the Masters, only winning a single game against USA’s Tyler George. The other games they lost to Kevin Martin, Liu Rui and Jeff Stoughton. Martin, Rui and Stoughton however all made it to the semifinals, so it’s fair to say that Team Ulsrud had a tough round-robin.
Shot of the year
Thomas Ulsrud doesn’t make the flashy big weight shots too often, we know him more for does delicate taps and draws. At the Masters he showed us a little bit of the up-weight magic. Not making too many shots in the first end against Jeff Stoughton, the boys find themselves in a heap of trouble. Watch the video and feel the goosebumps!
Canada Part 2
Team Ulsrud are going back to Canada already on Tuesday next week for the Canadian Open.