December 11, 2008

ECC2008: Report 18 Sco women v England

It's the last game of the round robin at the Le Gruyere European Curling Championships in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, it's not getting any warmer here, though a few degrees better than yesterday's -14.

Now for the game report, Scotland play England in this round, they can't make the play offs, all that is at stake is pride and staying in the top eight, I'm joking about that, they're safely into the World Championship.

Scotland were the stronger team from the start, they had a six shot lead after six ends. They wobbled a bit in end eight, England's Kirsty Balfour had an open draw for three shots. But team Wood were back on target in the ninth scoring two shots for a score of 9/4, England conceded.

The final standings are: Switzerland first, Sweden second, Germany third, Denmark fourth, Italy fifth, Scotland sixth, Russia seventh, Netherlands and England tied at eighth, the Czech Republic tenth.

So Switzerland and Sweden play off, the winner goes to the final, Germany and Denmark play off, the winner will play the loser of the one/two game for the second final spot.

England and Netherlands will play off for the eighth spot, the winner will face a challenge for the World place by the B league winners, the loser is relegated to the B league for 2009.

Find all the results here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This bad week for Team Wood doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Yet ironically they should have still progressed (e.g win versus Italy)The reason it does not surprise me is that I feel that,correct me if Im wron, but surely due to GB committments Team Wood would not have had much time to practise together as a team since they have been playing different positions when in Oslo for example and playing with different players from other teams.