April 07, 2008

World Men's Curling Championship 4

Scotland on a record of 1/1 took on home team USA on the same win/loss record in their third game. USA had been on the wrong end of the game against the Czech Republic earlier today.

Neither team could get the advantage in the early ends, they were tied at four all after six, Scotland grabbed two in the eighth and USA got just one in the ninth. It looked ideal, Scotland went into the last end one up with last stone.

USA lay two shots when David Murdoch came to play his last stone, the front was wide open, a draw to the four foot would be fine. And it looked good all the way, but just a foot or so from the front of the house the stone picked up, changed handle and ground to a halt, USA had won the game 7/6.

Germany and Canada top the table on three wins, the Czech Republic and France are tied on two wins and one loss.

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. Check it out.

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