Team World takes narrow lead after day 1 at the Cup
The American men led by Pete Fenson (Bemidji, Minn.) struggled in the team's 2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling debut tonight as the first round of men's team competition got underway at the Langley Events Centre.
Team Fenson, making its second consecutive appearance at the Continental Cup, were anemic on offense tonight against Team World's Tom Brewster rink of Scotland. Fenson and his team of Shawn Rojeski (Chisholm, Minn.), Joe Polo (Duluth, Minn.) and Ryan Brunt (Bemidji, Minn.) found difficulty with broom placement and the rocks throughout the match in an eventual 7-1 loss.
"I struggled a little bit early in the game putting the broom down and just getting it the exact spot," said seven-time U.S. champion Fenson. "This ice is really good but just a little sensitive. Joe had a couple of rocks that we had trouble with. I really had trouble with them most of the game. We knew we had 'em ... I just wasn't able to get it just right. We had a couple of different problems with them. Our guards got a little close to the house a couple of times but mostly we struggled with Joe's rocks."
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