April 08, 2008

World Men's Curling Championship 7

Dropping games against the Czech Republic, USA and Canada means Scotland have to start winning games to have any chance of making the playoffs.

Sweden were next on the list, Swedish skip Anders Kraupp was alternate for Peja Lindholm for many years, the other three team members are all in their twenties with no international experience, they're one win behind Scotland.

It looked good in the first couple of ends, Scotland put four shots on the board. In the fourth David Murdoch's last stone wrecked on a front stone, Kraupp had a draw for three. In the sixth Sweden got another three when David's last stone raised take out didn't work.

Two more ends and the score was tied. But it all came good in end nine, Anders Kraupp tried to draw againt three but was a fraction heavy, David Murdoch had a draw for four shots. Sweden conceded, score 11/7 to Scotland.

China in a couple of hours.

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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