2006 Continental Cup of Curling

2006 Continental Cup Of Curling

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2006 Continental Cup of Curling

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The 2006 Continental Cup of Curling is a curling tournament, held between November 23 and November 26 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, between six North American teams and six European teams. Europe defeated North America 229-171 after a series of North American losses in the skins games.

Teams

The teams representing this year's edition is as follows:



This tournament marks the first time a Finnish team has competed in the Continental Cup, as well as the first in which neither the rink of Randy Ferbey or Colleen Jones appeared (as Ferbey was defeated in the provincial playdowns did not qualify for the Brier and Jones did not win the Tournament of Hearts). It is also the first time the winners of the Canada Cup of Curling is not awarded a berth in the Continental Cup (their positions being replaced by the teams representing Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games instead). The European team is captained by Elisabet Gustafson, who had competed in the inaugural Continental Cup. The North American team is captained by Lindsay Sparkes and Linda Moore.

Mixed doubles

Teams are awarded six points for each victory in this match. If the match is tied after six ends, the two teams will each earn three points.

The team format of mixed doubles in this Continental Cup and previous cups is different than from the team format used starting with the 2007 Continental Cup. In this team format, four players play on a team, and each player has one role only, throwing or sweeping. There are...
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