The Tie-Breaker Situation
Going into the last draw of the round robin at the 2011 Men's World Curling Championship, the situation is not terribly complex:
- If both Norway and France win this evening, they and Sweden will all have 7-4 records, and there will be one tie-breaker.
- If both Norway and France lose this evening, they will be tied with Germany at 6-5, and if Switzerland wins, it will also have a 6-5 record.
- If only one of Norway and France wins and the other loses, there will be no tie-breaker games. Whoever wins is in the playoffs, and all the others are out.