April 08, 2008

World Men's Curling Championship 6

Scotland met Canada in their fifth game of the World Men's Curling Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Canada have looked the strongest team so far, they haven't been threatened in any of their games.

Both teams played an aggresive game, quite happy to draw round guards and have stones in the house. It was low scoring, they were tied at three all after five and you wouldn't say either team had an advanatge.

Canada got one in the seventh and stole in the eighth when David Murdoch tried a double take out but only got one away, Canada were two up. Scotland got that back in the ninth when a Murdoch double did work to score two shots.

Canada had last stone for the final end, but they didn't need it, once again Murdoch tried a double hit, he moved only one stone, Canada got the game 6/5.

Canada top the table on five wins, Germany have four, USA and Australia are tied on three.

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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