December 06, 2007

Fussen Reports 18: In the playoffs

David Murdoch's team had finished the round robin tied with Germany and Sweden. Those two countries played off this afternoon, German skip Andi Kapp had a fabulous shot for a four to take the lead and hold on to it to win the game.

So tonight Scotland faced Germany for the last place in the playoffs. The teams matched each other shot for shot, Germany tied the game on five all in the eighth. That was the break Scotland needed, they blanked the ninth to hold on to last stone in the final end.

With David Murdoch's last stone to play, Germany lay one on the edge of the four foot, Scotland lay second and third shot on the front and back twelve. Murdoch could see half of the shot stone, he played a perfect tick out to lie two for game and a playoff spot.

Tomorrow they play Switzerland in the three/four playoff.

Photo by Richard Gray

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