LIVERPOOL, N.S. – Sterling Middleton and his Team, Team Tardi, have managed to secure a spot in the playoffs at the World Junior Curling Championships.
Team Tardi is representing Canada and started the Championship Round Robin, on February 16, with a game against the USA.
This was a close round as it was neck-and-neck throughout. In the end, Team Tardi fell 8-7 to the USA.
On February 17, for game two, Team Tardi would face Norway.
Tardi managed to win this round 6-4 over Norway.
Then on February 18, Tardi took on Switzerland for game three.
Team Tardi handily swept Switzerland 8-3.
Game four, on February 19, proved to be tricky as they faced Sweden.
Tardi couldn’t maintain the lead despite picking up the first end. This game would result in a loss of 9-3 to Sweden.
Later on in the day, Team Tardi would rebound as they played against Italy. Tardi managed to beat Italy 10-3.
On February 20, Team Tardi would move on to face China for game six of the Round Robin. Tardi would take a strong lead and managed to win 6-2 over China.
Then in the afternoon, Team Tardi would take on Germany for game seven.
After some close competition, Tardi went on to beat Germany 8-6.
On February 21, Team Tardi would, once again, face Sweden for game eight of the Round Robin.
This time, Tardi managed to beat Sweden 9-5. This win would qualify Team Tardi for the semi-finals.
This morning, February 22, Team Tardi faced New Zealand for game nine of the Round Robin.
Tardi managed to sweep this game 12-1 over New Zealand.
Tonight, February 22, Team Tardi will be facing Norway for the semi-finals.
Currently, in the standings, Team Tardi is sitting in second at 7-2, with Scotland in first at 9-0.
You can watch Team Tardi face Norway in the semi-finals tonight at 7:30 p.m. MST on World Curling TV.