Scotland won their opening game at the Ford World Curling Women's Curling Championship in Vernon, British Columbia, against Russia and the future looked bright. But after that they lost out to China, Sweden and USA. On one win and three losses things didn't look quite so bright.
In draw eight they met Germany on the same win/loss record. Now some of you might just remember Andrea Schopp and Monica Wagner winning the World Championship in the Summit Centre in 1988. Andrea has a young front end now, would experience and youth count?
The answer to that one is yes, Germany blanked the first and scored two in the second and that turned out to be the beginning of the end for the Scots, they could put only singles on the board. A steal of one in end eight let them tie the score. Germany got one in the ninth and stole one in the tenth to win the game when Gail Munro's last stone didn't draw quite enough to get shot to force an extra, the final score 6/4 to Germany.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day and that means Switzerland and Denmark.
You can find all the linescores and statistics here. Want to watch the action? Then check out the webstreaming coverage of the WWCC2008 that is available to viewers in Europe, Japan, the United States and Canada at:http://www.curltv.com/events/wcf/2008-womens-worlds-broadcast.php. This, of course, is in addition to the TV coverage available, some of which (Eurosport and NHK Japan) is listed here: http://www.worldcurling.org/content/view/345.
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