Sunday, April 10, 2011
Jeff Stoughton wins world curling title
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Canada's Jeff Stoughton finally won his second world curling championship.
Stoughton, third Jon Mead, second Reid Carruthers and lead Steve Gould, from the Charleswood Curling Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba, beat Scotland's Tom Brewster 6-5 on Sunday in the championship game.
Stoughton and Gould also won the world crown 15 years ago in Hamilton, Ontario. Stoughton and Mead were teammates when they lost the 1999 world final in an extra end in Saint John, New Brunswick.
"Indescribable. It's an unbelievable feeling," the 47-year-old Stoughton said. "At my age, it's pretty special to be able to do this. This is the best feeling I've had in a long time in my curling career."
Canada trailed 3-1 after four ends, then scored three points in the fifth to take the lead.
"It was probably the toughest game we played all week no doubt and we've got this little puppy right now," Stoughton said, giving the trophy a squeeze. "It's coming back to Winnipeg. It's not leaving my sight for the next couple of days. They can come to Winnipeg and pick it up."
Canada has won 33 titles since the event started in 1959, including four of the last five.
"Probably in a few months I'll be quite happy to remember it, but right now I'm gutted," Brewster said.
Sweden's Niklas Edin finished third, beating Norway's Thomas Ulsrud 7-6.