Glenn Howard clinches playoff berth at world curling championship

National Post | Sports

Canadian skip Glenn Howard clinched a berth in the Page 1-2 playoff game on Wednesday after upping his record to 9-0 at the WCF world curling championship in Basel, Switzerland.

Howard, of Coldwater, Ont., beat two of the medal contenders on Wednesday, first dispatching Nicklas Edin of Sweden 10-6 in the afternoon draw and then defeating Tom Brewster of Scotland 7-5 at night.

With one day of round-robin action still to go, Howard has already locked up first place in the standings. He’s three games ahead of second-place China, Norway and Scotland — all 6-3 — with just two games remaining for each team.

“That’s goal No. 2 achieved,” Howard said after beating Scotland. “No. 1, make the playoffs, and No. 2, make the 1-2 game.”

With the game against Brewster tied at five in the 10th, Howard executed a raise double with his last stone to score the winning…

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