Scotland fielded three players, Karen Addison, Lynn Cameron and Anne Laird for their game against Italy. Gail Munro and Lyndsay Wilson sat this one out watching from the stands.
At stake in this game and the next are Olympic qualifying points, Scotland need to win games to get more points.
It was a low scoring game with the teams scoring singles and blanking ends, Scotland stole a single in the ninth to go one ahead, but in the final end with last stone Karen pushed an Italian stone into the house, Italy drew to tie the game. But Scotland had the all important last stone, Karen drew for shot and game 5/4. The Scots are now on a record of two wins eight losses.
China, Canada and Switzerland are safe in the top four. Japan beat China and Sweden beat Denmark so there will be at least one tie break game, if Sweden beat Canada tonight there will be two.
You can find all the linescores and statistics here. The webstreaming coverage of the WWCC2008 that is available to viewers in Europe, Japan, the United States and Canada is listed 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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