Monday, April 04, 2011

WMCC2011: Wins Over Korea and Switzerland

Leslie Ingram-Brown reports from the Ford World Men's Curling Championship in Regina:

"Draw five brought Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow up against Switzerland's Andreas Schwaller. Brewster built up a 6-2 lead after five ends and at that point it looked all over. But it was about to become a thriller.

Switzerland blanked the sixth and then were forced to take a single in the seventh. Schwaller's side dominated the eighth, lying two shots behind the guards and there was no way in for the Scots. That made the score 6-5 in favour of Brewster with two ends to go.

In the ninth Switzerland lay one shot and Brewster rubbed a front stone and rolled away. Tied 6-6 in the tenth, the boys got it
all back together. With his last stone Brewster coolly played a promotion take-out, to count four shots and give his team a third straight win.

Earlier yesterday the Scots had played Korea's Dong Keum Lee in the afternoon Draw 4. Five shots in the fourth end for a 7-1 lead secured Scotland's win in this one.

Draw 4: Scotland 9 Korea 6, Canada 7 Germany 4, China 7 Denmark 6, Sweden 7 France 6.
Draw 5: Sweden 11 USA 2, Scotland 10 Switzerland 6, Germany 9 Norway 8, Czech Republic 8 China 5.

STANDINGS after 5 draws (wins/losses): 3/0 - Canada, Scotland; 2/1 - China, Czech Republic, France, Sweden; 1/2 - Germany, Norway, Switzerland, USA; 0/3-Denmark, USA.

The event website is here. And there are reports on the Royal Club website here.

Top photo of the Scots in action is courtesy of Leslie Ingram-Brown.