April 10, 2008

World Men's Curling Championship 11

Scotland went into their game against Germany tied with Norway in second place on a record of 6/3. Germany, China, France and Switzerland are all playing their last round robin game.

The game was close in the early ends, Germany got a two in end five for a one shot lead, Scotland bided their time blanking six and seven to score two shots in the eighth.

In end nine Scotland lay two, Andy Kapp for Germany tried a double but just got rid of one, Scotland had stolen for a two shot lead.

In the last end Scotland lay two shots behind cover, with his first stone Andy Kapp went for a draw, it was heavy all the way and ran right through the house, Germany was out of stones, Scotland won the game 5/3.

Canada with a game to play are 9/1, China beat Norway to finish the round robin on 7/4, Scotland are on 7/3, Norway on 6/4 play Australia tonight. France finished the round robin on 6/5 their best hope is a tiebreak.

The Scots, safe in the playoffs, meet Denmark tonight.

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: Sco v Ger
Above: View from the ice
Pics by Hugh Stewart

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