April 09, 2008

World Men's Curling Championship 9

Going into the first draw earlier today six teams including Scotland were tied in second place on four wins, Australia and France won this morning taking them to five, Denmark and Germany both lost.

In this draw Scotland took on Australia now on five wins, the teams swopped singles for the first couple of ends, Scotland got the advanatge in end four when David Murdoch had a hit for two, Australia got one in the fifth and the Scots blanked the next two ends. They really went for it in end eight piling stones into the house. It went a bit wrong towards the end but Murdoch had a shot to skinny out an Australian stone to pick up another two.

The Aussies got a two back in the ninth when a double take out didn't work but Scotland had the last stone for the final end. Australia lay two shots but the front of the house was wide open, David Murdoch drew the button for shot and game 6/4.

Canada still lead on 9/1, yup, the shock of the day China beat them in an extra end earlier today, Australia are on 5/4, France, Norway and Scotland 5/3.

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.

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