St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue team, which includes PEI natives Adam Casey and Brett Gallant at third and second respectively, lost out in the quarter-final round on Saturday by a 5-3 score to the Swiss Peter de Cruz rink, finishing their weekend play at the season-opening Baden Masters in Switzerland with a 3-2 win-loss record. Earlier on Saturday, the Gushue squad downed the Bernhard Werthemann foursome from Switzerland by a 9-5 score. Gushue had won this event back in 2007 and 2009.
In this morning’s 4 am Atlantic semi-finals, de Cruz beat Mario Freiberger, also from Switzerland, by a 7-3 score, while Rasmus Sterne of Denmark, who doubled Gushue 8-4 in round robin play, lost 5-4 to defending champion Svend Michel of Switzerland. The all-Swiss final, between de Cruz and Michel, goes at 8:30 Atlantic this morning. The event has a total purse of approximately $30,000.
Click for event website (in German)