[[1:73.0170]] CHAMPION: Gushue Wins 2018 Tim Hortons Brier

CHAMPION: Gushue Wins 2018 Tim Hortons Brier

Mar 3 - 11, 2018

St. John's, Canada
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Games: 13  
Record: 12W - 1L  
PF/G: 7.56  
PA/G: 4.20  
Hammer Efficiency: 0.57  
Steal Defense: 0.03  
Force Efficiency: 0.79  
Steal Efficiency: 0.11  
Brad Gushue (St. John's, CAN) won 6-4 over Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton, AB) in the Final
Gushue finished 10-1 in the 16 team Tim Hortons Brier qualifying round, held March 3 - 11, 2018 in , . In their opening game, Gushue defeated Sean Geall (Kelowna, BC) 10-2, then won 8-3 against Thomas Scoffin (Whitehorse, YK) and 8-4 against Jamie Koe (Yellowknife, NT). Gushue won 7-5 against Mike McEwen (Winnipeg, MB), then won 9-5 against Jamie Murphy (Halifax, NS). Gushue went on to lose 10-7 against Bottcher. Gushue responded with a 7-2 win over Greg Smith (St. John's, NL). Gushue won 7-2 against Reid Carruthers (West St. Paul, MB), then won 5-4 against Steve Laycock (Saskatoon, SK) and 5-3 against Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste Marie, NONT). Gushue won 5-4 against John Epping (Toronto, ON) in their final qualifying round match.
For winning the Tim Hortons Brier Championship title, Gushue earned 73.017 world rankings points, remaining in 2nd place overall on the World Ranking Standings with a net gain of 69.839 after improving upon their best so far this season. Gushue ranks 2nd overall on the Year-to-Date rankings with 431.424 points earned so far this season.

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