Canada down to their last life at world curling championship

Brad Jacobs's rink goes into the playoffs in the last available slot, and will have to all its...

Brad Jacobs's rink goes into the playoffs in the last available slot, and will have to all its remaining games without last-rock advantage. (Reuters)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:32 PM ET

VICTORIA - Fast. Fly in the Ferbey Four.

They'd know what to do.

The last time the Ford World Curling Championships were here in 2005 was the last time a team came out of the 3-4 game of the Page playoff system to win it.

Indeed, Randy Ferbey came from further back than that.

The last time the Worlds were here there was a never-happened-before six-way tie for first.

When the officials emerged from the back room after much mathematical wizardry, it was decided Scotland and Germany would go to the 1-2 game and the other four teams would go into tie breakers. Canada was put into the six hole without last-rock advantage all the way.

It was one of the great stories in curling history.

It took a tie-breaker against Markku Uusipaavalniemi of Finland, a win in the 3-4 game against Olympic gold medal winner Pal Trulsen of Norway, a semifinal victory over Germany's Andy Kapp and an 11-4 win in the final over David Murdoch of Scotland, but Canada won it.


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