Things 'desperate' for Norway at the world’s

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:39 AM ET

REGINA — Sunday was not a good day to be Thomas Ulsrud.

First the Norwegian skip suffered an extra-end, 7-5 loss to unheralded Jiri Snitil of the Czech Republic, and then the reigning Olympic silver medallist fell 9-8 to Germany’s Andy Kapp in the late draw. That dropped his record to 1-2 at the world men’s curling championship at Brandt Centre.

“This is trouble,” said Ulsrud, who trailed Kapp 8-3 after six ends but stormed back and fell just short. “What can I say? It looks like we’re leaking oil. We’re desperate now.

“The funny thing is it’s one or two ends in each game.”

At the other end of the spectrum is the young and confident Tom Brewster team out of Scotland, which moved into a tie at 3-0 with Canada’s Jeff Stoughton after a 10-6 win over Switzerland on Sunday night.

“It’s pretty good,” Brewster said of sharing the early lead with the event favourite. “Hopefully I’m tied next Sunday with Canada. Coming home. With the hammer.”

In other Draw 5 action Sweden’s Niklas Edin improved to 2-1 when he eviscerated American Pete Fenson 11-2 and Snitil beat China’s Yan Song Ji 8-5 to leave both teams with 2-1 records.

Canada plays Korea’s Dong Keun Lee (0-3) on Monday morning and then takes on Fenson (1-2) in the night draw


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