December 07, 2007

Fussen Reports 19: In the medal zone

Both Scotland's teams are guaranteed at least a bronze medal after winning their first playoff games.

David Murdoch and his team had an easy game against Switzerland, they scored two in the first then stole four in end two when the Swiss skip hogged his stone. That was the game over, Switzerland got a three in end four but the Scots weren't going to let them back into the game, the Swiss conceded when Scotland took a two in the eighth, final score 9/4.

Kelly Wood and her team had beaten Switzerland in the last round robin game to finish ranked fourth, now they had to do it again. They grabbed the lead in end five when Kelly had a shot to score four and a three shot lead, a steal of one in the sixth put the lead to four. Switzerland cut the lead back with a two score in the ninth. In the final end Kelly had a hit for one shot and the game 9/6.

Norway beat Denmark for their place in the men's final, Scotland will play the Danes later today, the winnner goes to the final, the loser has a bronze medal.

In the women's championship Sweden beat Denmark to go to the final, as with the men Scotland play Denmark, if they win they're in the final.

Photo by Richard Gray

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