CALGARY — Canada’s Brendan Bottcher defeated Italy’s Joel Retornaz 7-4 on Tuesday on the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Males’s Curling Championship.
The sport turned within the sixth finish when Retornaz was drawing in opposition to three. His stone was mild, giving Canada a steal and a 6-3 lead.
The groups exchanged singles and after a blanked ninth finish, Canada ran Italy out of rocks to win it.
Bottcher (6-2) entered Draw 14 in a three-way tie for fourth place behind Norway, Russia and Sweden.
Canada will play China on Tuesday evening on the Markin MacPhail Centre. Spherical-robin play continues by means of Friday afternoon.
The highest six groups will attain the playoffs. The medal video games are set for Sunday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed April 6, 2021.