April 11, 2008

World Men's Curling Championship 13: The page 3-4 game

It's Friday and we woke up to snow this morning, but by now it is thawing fast and China meet Norway in the 3 v 4 playoff.

China, in the World Men's Championship for the first time, have been the surprise package, they were the only team to beat the mighty Canada in the round robin, they beat Norway in an extra end in their final game of the championship.

They meet Norway again in the 3/4 playoff. Norway took the lead in after the first three ends, by the sixth they were three shots ahead, China had to draw against three in the seventh, Norway blanked the eighth. China tried to steal in end nine but didn't get the guard on. Norway cleared the house and ran China out of stones in the last end to win 7/5.

Find the linescores from the championship here. The event website is here. Mike Haggerty's reports are on the Royal Club website here. The CurlingZone team, Gerry Geurts and Dallas Bittle, have an event blog here.

Top: Thomas Ulsrud calls line.
Above: The Chinese team in action.
Pics by Hugh Stewart.

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