[[2:55.0193]] Bottcher Runner-Up at 2019 Tim Hortons Brier

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Bottcher Runner-Up at 2019 Tim Hortons Brier

Mar 2 - 10, 2019

Edmonton, Alberta
Games: 15  
Record: 11W - 4L  
PF/G: 8.28  
PA/G: 5.37  
Hammer Efficiency: 0.54  
Steal Defense: 0.14  
Force Efficiency: 0.64  
Steal Efficiency: 0.26  
Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton, AB) lost 4-3 to Kevin Koe (Calgary, AB) in the Final To advance to the championship game, Bottcher won 5-4 over Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste Marie, ON) in the semifinals of the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon, Manitoba;
 
Bottcher finished 8-3 in the 16 team Tim Hortons Brier qualifying round, held March 2 - 10, 2019 in , . In their opening game, Bottcher lost 10-2 to Jacobs, then responded with a 14-4 win over John Likely (Charlottetown, PEI). Bottcher won 9-8 against Mike McEwen (West St. Paul, MB), then won 10-5 against Andrew Symonds (St. John's, NL) and 10-3 against Jon Solberg (Whitehorse, YK). Bottcher won 10-4 against Martin Crete (Levis, QC), then won 8-2 against Kirk Muyres (Saskatoon, SK). Bottcher went on to lose 7-6 against Koe. Bottcher responded with a 8-3 win over Jim Cotter (Vernon, BC). Bottcher won 6-4 against Scott McDonald (Kingston, ON). Bottcher went on to lose 8-5 against Brad Gushue (St. John's, CAN) in their final qualifying round match.
 
With their runner-up finish at the Tim Hortons Brier, Bottcher take home 55.019 world rankings points. Bottcher move up 3 spots after posting a net gain of 38.731 points improving upon their best 8 results so far this season, ranking 3rd overall with 372.427 total points on the World Ranking Standings. Bottcher ranks 3rd overall on the Year-to-Date rankings with 372.427 points earned so far this season.
 

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