USA Clinches the Double
Both women and men teams of the USA took the title and the gold medals. Canada and Mexico got silver.
For the first time at World Senior Championships the semi finals and finals were played in the Baker's format best of three. The U.S. women team made short work of Japan and won clear-cut 2-0. In the other match Canada and Sweden had to play a third game which saw the Canadians in favor.
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Leanne Hulsenberg, Lynda Barnes, Tish Johnson left no doubt about going for Gold. They defeated France Joubert, Laurie Griffith, Sharon Tataryn, Jill Friis from Canada 2-0.
Gold - USA, Silver - Canada, Bronze: Japan, Sweden
Mexico secured the spot for the final match winning over Finland 2-0. USA and Canada had to go to overtime. The U.S. team booked the decisive match and moved to the final round vs. Mexico.
Lennie Boresch, Ron Mohr, Bob Learn Jr., Parker Bohn III defeated Mexico's Daniel Falconi, Jesus Gutierrez, Carlos Denot, Mario Garcia after two rounds and clinched the double for the USA.
Gold - USA, Silver - Mexico, Bronze: Canada, Finland