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thing. But we got a little lucky, hung around, got some sleep and started to play better.” Before the final win, Nedohin said Martin was playing “really, really well. He’s on a roll. We were there a few years ago. We know what it’s like. We came to the Canada Cup one time after winning the Brier and right before going to Victoria for the worlds and kind of looked around and said, ‘How fast can we get out of here?’ And we won the thing. It’s just when momentum is going well for you, it’s going well for you.” Martin’s team pocketed $28,200 — $25,000 for winning the final, plus $3,200 for its four round-robin wins at $800 each. Ferbey caught Martin with a cold hand to advance to the final in the A1-B1 playoff with a 6-2 decision anchored by a three-ender in the seventh panel. The loss was the second straight for the Martin team after winning five at provincials, 13 at the Brier and its first four at this Canada Cup. Martin bounced back Saturday night in a re-match of the previous week’s Brier final and defeated Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton 8-3 in the semi-final. “You have to make shots to win any game, whether it’s against him (Martin) or anybody else,” Stoughton later reasoned. “We didn’t get any rocks in play and you can’t beat these guys if you don’t make any shots. Last week (in the Brier final) I missed a draw in the second end, a draw in the third, that was pretty much it. We were done and it was chasing after that. “But I don’t think you have to be perfect. We watched their games this week and they certainly weren’t perfect. They could have had three losses early when guys were choking their brains out. But they definitely played their best game of the week right here. That’s what they needed to do.” Stoughton reached the semi by dealing out Toronto’s Wayne Middaugh 5-3 in the sudden-death A2-B2 playoff match. The first half of the women’s final saw each team count and steal single points, as the fifth end came to a close knotted at two apiece. Kleibrink singled in six but Larouche executed a nifty double takeout to blank the seventh and retain hammer. The move paid off with an eighth-end deuce and a 4-3 edge after Kleibrink missed a double-kill. Kleibrink responded with a deuce of her own in the ninth. In the 10th, with two Kleibrink counters in the rings, Larouche attempted to force an extra end with a hit and stay in the eight-foot, but her shooter rolled too far, yielding a steal and a 6-4 decision. “The game went pretty much how we thought it would,” said Kleibrink, Canada’s 2006 Olympic representative. “If we’d made a mistake, they could have run away with it. We just had to make sure we were on top of our game the whole time. This has been one of our best weeks as a team this season. My shots were so easy. My team was just amazing.”

2009 CANADA CUP MEN’S FINAL Kevin Martin Randy Ferbey * Last-rock advantage

*100 210 220 X 004 001 000 X

8 5

PERCENTAGES Team Martin Kevin Martin John Morris Marc Kennedy Ben Hebert

78% 85% 86% 96%

Team totals

86%

Team Ferbey Randy Ferbey David Nedohin Scott Pfeifer Marcel Rocque

79% 63% 88% 94% 81%

SEMI-FINAL Kevin Martin Jeff Stoughton

*112 030 10X X 000 201 00X X

8 3

010 001 0XX X *100 110 3XX X

2 6

*201 010 001 X 010 001 100 X

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A1 VS B1 PLAYOFF Kevin Martin Randy Ferbey

A2 VS B2 PLAYOFF Jeff Stoughton Wayne Middaugh

FINAL STANDINGS Playoffs Kevin Martin Randy Ferbey Jeff Stoughton Wayne Middaugh

Wins 2 1 1 0

Round robin Pool A Wins Kevin Martin 4 Wayne Middaugh 3 Brad Gushue 2 Mike McEwen 2 Russ Howard 1

Losses 1 2 3 3 4

Losses 1 1 1 1

Pool B Randy Ferbey Jeff Stoughton Kevin Koe Ted Appelman Kerry Burtnyk

Wins 4 4 3 1 1

Losses 1 1 2 4 4

PRIZE SUMMARY Kevin Martin Randy Ferbey Jeff Stoughton Wayne Middaugh Kevin Koe

$28,200 $18,200 $13,200 $7,400 $2,400

Brad Gushue Mike McEwen Ted Appelman Kerry Burtnyk Russ Howard

$1,600 $1,600 $800 $800 $800

CANADA CUP MEN’S CHAMPIONS 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Kevin Martin, John Morris, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert Kevin Koe, Blake MacDonald, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Carter Rycroft, Don Bartlett Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Carter Rycroft, Don Bartlett Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque

The Kleibrink foursome banked $28,200 — $25,000 for the win, plus $3,200 for its four round-robin wins at $800 each. Kleibrink finished first in Pool A, while Larouche was the Pool B winner, both with 4-1 marks. In the women’s A1-B1 game, Kleibrink also proved a 6-4 www.seasonofchampions.ca 41

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