[[1:47.8198]] CHAMPION: Liu Wins 2017 Challenge de Curling de Gatineau (Arena)

CHAMPION: Liu Wins 2017 Challenge de Curling de Gatineau (Arena)

Oct 19 - 22, 2017

Harbin, China
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Jia Liang

Games: 6  
Record: 6W - 0L  
PF/G: 10.98  
PA/G: 4.63  
Hammer Efficiency: 0.65  
Steal Defense: 0.22  
Force Efficiency: 0.60  
Steal Efficiency: 0.39  
Rui Liu (Harbin, CHN) won 8-2 over Peter De Cruz (Geneva, SUI) in the Final To advance to the championship game, Liu won 6-4 over Mike McLean (Ottawa, ON) in the semifinals of the 2017 Challenge de Curling de Gatineau (Arena) in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada; and won 7-1 over Martin Ferland (Levis, QC) in the quarterfinals.
Liu finished 4-0 in the 28 team Challenge de Curling de Gatineau (Arena) qualifying round, held October 19 - 22, 2017 at the Buckingham Curling Club in Buckingham, Canada. In their opening game, Liu defeated Brent MacDougall (Halifax, NS) 7-3, then won 10-7 against Mark Homan (Baie d'Urfe, QC) and 7-1 against Greg Balsdon (Kingston, ON). Liu won 6-5 against Jean-Michel Menard (Gatineau, QC) in their final qualifying round match.
For winning the Challenge de Curling de Gatineau (Arena) Championship title, Liu earned 47.820 world rankings points along with the $11,000CDN first prize cheque, moving up 3 spots the World Ranking Standings into 15th place overall with 295.575 total points. Liu ranks 2nd overall on the Year-to-Date rankings with 163.042 points earned so far this season.

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