Monday, April 04, 2011

WMCC2011: Scotland v Germany

Leslie Ingram-Brown reports from Regina:

"Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow remain undefeated after four games at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The Scots settled the quicker against Germany, skipped by
veteran Andy Kapp this morning and nipped a pair at the first end. In the second, Kapp tapped back for a single then stole one in the third when Brewster wrecked with his draw.

The fourth was the crucial end. Germany lay a single when Kapp went for the guard. His shot slightly overcurled, and Brewster played a perfect textbook shot around the guard for three shots.

Kapp had a straightforward tapback for two shots in the fifth.

In the sixth, Kapp was heavy with his second stone and Brewster made an easy two shots with a draw. Scotland stole a single in the seventh as Kapp failed with his raise for shot. Germany blanked the eighth.

Four back in the ninth, Kapp had to take his one with the last stone and a clinically clear tenth saw the Scots on four straight wins alongside Canada."

RESULTS Draw 6: Sweden 9 China 1, Canada 7 Korea 4, Scotland 8 Germany 5, France 8 Denmark 5

STANDINGS after 6 Draws: 4/0 - Canada, Scotland; 3/1 - France, Sweden; 2/1 - Czech Republic; 2/2 - China; 1/2-Norway, Switzerland, USA; 1/3-Germany; 0/4-Denmark, Korea.

The competition website is here, and Mike Haggerty's reports are on the Royal Club website here.

Photo of Greg Drummond in the head in the German game is courtesy of Leslie Ingram-Brown.