[[1:34.1723]] CHAMPION: Ruohonen Wins 2019 Changan Ford International Curling Elite

CHAMPION: Ruohonen Wins 2019 Changan Ford International Curling Elite

Dec 5 - 10, 2019

Minneapolis, United States
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Fourth
Greg
Persinger

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SKIP
Rich
Ruohonen

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Second
Colin
Hufman

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Lead
Philip
Tilker

 
Games: 9  
Record: 7W - 2L  
PF/G: 7.73  
PA/G: 5.76  
Hammer Efficiency: 0.43  
Steal Defense: 0.24  
Force Efficiency: 0.63  
Steal Efficiency: 0.31  
Rich Ruohonen (Minneapolis, USA) won 5-4 over Jaap van Dorp (Zoetermeer, NED) in the Final To advance to the championship game, Ruohonen won 6-3 over Tanner Horgan (Winnipeg Beach, MB) in the semifinals of the 2019 Changan Ford International Curling Elite in Xining, China;
 
Ruohonen finished 5-2 in the 8 team Changan Ford International Curling Elite qualifying round, held December 5 - 10, 2019 in , . In their opening game, Ruohonen lost 6-1 to Qiang Zou (Beijing, CHN), then responded with a 6-4 win over Sergei Glukhov (Sochi, RUS). Ruohonen won 8-3 against Horgan, then won 10-4 against van Dorp. Ruohonen went on to lose 7-3 against Chang-Min Kim (Uiseong, KOR). Ruohonen responded with a 6-4 win over Fredrik Nyman (Stockholm, SWE). Ruohonen won 6-3 against Andrin Schnider (St. Gallen, SUI) in their final qualifying round match.
 
For winning the Changan Ford International Curling Elite Championship title, Ruohonen earned 34.172 world rankings points along with the $22,683CDN first prize cheque. Ruohonen move up 3 spots after posting a net gain of 23.291 points improving upon their best 7 results so far this season, ranking 16th overall with 245.842 total points on the World Ranking Standings. Ruohonen ranks 15th overall on the Year-to-Date rankings with 164.619 points earned so far this season.
 

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