Canada’s Brendan Bottcher opened the men’s world curling championship Friday with a 9-6 win over Scotland.
Bottcher’s team from Edmonton trailed the Scots by three points after five ends, but scored two in the sixth, seventh and ninth ends and stole a point in the 10th en route to victory.
The 14-country championship at Calgary’s WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.is held with no spectators.
Participants are confined to the arena and hotel to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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