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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Brad Gushue’s Team Canada Takes Fifth Straight World Men’s Curling Victory

Brad Gushue brought his record to 7-2, following a convincing 9-4 win over Germany in the men’s world curling championships in Ottawa.

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