March 06, 2008

Thursday Draw 1 wjcc08: Scotland v Russia

"Whoa, niet, niet, niet, niet!"

I've had a complaint that the Curling Today blog has too many photos of Liudmila Privivkova, the attractive blonde Russian skip who seems to have found the secret of eternal life (at last as far as the juniors is concerned. She was born in 13/9/86). Anyway, as a card carrying member of the 'I Love Lucy' Fan Club (, I will have to continue to post pics of Lucy (so check later).

It was obvious this morning that Scotland's Eve Muirhead, Kerry Barr, Vicki Adams and Sarah Macintyre aren't members of Lucy's fan club. The Scots forced her to draw against two in the third. This one she made. But then Eve stole a single in the fifth, and in the sixth left the Russian skip a difficult angled raise, with two Scottish stones lying against. Lucy's stone just slipped past. Two more on the board for Scotland, and a lead of 5-1. Game over, and the teams eventually shook hands in the eighth, Scotland 8-1 in front.

Afterwards, Eve said, "We played really well that game. All of us played well. We really put pressure on them from the start. They started missing a few shots and we just took advantage of that!"

Scotland has a place in the Page playoffs. The team's last round robin game is against Norway tonight.

All the results, linescores and standings can be found at

Pic of Eve and Liudmila by Bob.

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