The 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup got off to a rough start for Team North America this morning.
The team could only muster a half-point in the modified scoring tournament when Canada’s Jennifer Jones made a draw with her final shot to tie Margaretha Sigfridsson, of Sweden, in the final draw of the morning.
For more on the Continental Cup throughout the weekend, visit the Curling.ca Web page: http://www.curling.ca/championships/continentalcup/.
The Continental Cup features Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed curling teams representing sides Team World and Team North America. There are also events for Singles and two rounds of Skins games. A draw victory earns a team one point. A tied draw earns each team a half-point.
After the morning draw, Team World leads Team North America, 2.5-0.5. The United States’ Allison Pottinger (St. Paul Curling) lost her opening draw, 9-7, to Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott.
Also Skipping U.S.-based teams are some GNCC curlers: Dean Gemmell (Ardsley) and Heath McCormick (Ardsley).
This year’s event is being hosted in Penticton, B.C., Canada. The 2014 event will be held in Las Vegas just prior to the Sochi Olympics.