Day one of the World Men's Curling Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Scotland, David Murdoch, Graeme Connal, Peter Smith and Euan Byers came up against the Czech Republic, in the World Men's Championship for the first time.
It went right for the Czechs and wrong for the Scots from the opening ends. Scotland trailed by four shots after four ends when the Czechs stole two shots in the fourth end thanks to David Murdoch's last stone running out.
The second half didn't get better as the Scots tried to fight their way back into the game, a two in end nine cut the shot difference to two shots. In the final end Murdoch's last stone again ran out, they were out of stones, final score 7/5 to the Czech Republic.
Tomorrow they meet Norway who lost their opening game to the USA.
Find the linescores from the championship here. And the event website is here.
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