Canadian Brad Gushue defeated Turkey’s Ugurcan Karagoz 9-5 on Friday morning in the men’s world curling championships.
Gushue broke the tie in the fifth quarter with a hit for four points. Türkiye conceded after scoring a single in the eighth.
Gushue’s Canadian team, vice Mark Nichols, runner-up EJ Harnden and leader Geoff Walker will return to TD Place in the evening for a round-robin final against Niklas Edin of Sweden.
Five of the six playoff spots were taken entering the morning draw with the seeding yet to be determined.
Canada (8-3) will join first place Switzerland (10-1), Sweden (9-1), Norway (8-2) and Scotland (8-2) to play the weekend.
Italy (6-4) and Japan (5-5) were still in contention for the final spot at the start of the day. The medal games are scheduled for Sunday.
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