Monday, March 26, 2012

World Women: The Final

Switzerland's Mirjam Ott (skip), Carmen Schaefer, Carmen Kung and Janine Greiner (L-R above) won the Ford World Women's Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta, yesterday, defeating Sweden's Maria Prytz (fourth), Christina Bertrup, Maria Wennerstroem and Margaretha Sigfridsson (lead and skip) in the final.

Leslie Ingram-Brown reports that it was a super final, with Prytz playing a magnificent last stone hit through a long port for a pair and a 6-5 lead in the ninth, and Ott making a fantastic angled tap for two in the tenth for the win.

Canada won the bronze medal game against Korea.

The linescores are here. The game reports are here and here. And you can watch all the final here. Or just the highlights here.

Scotland's Eve Muirhead received the World Curling Federation Frances Brodie Award, voted by the players at the event to the curler 'who best exhibits sportsmanship and ability'.

Royal Club Ladies' Branch President Claire McLaren presents the Frances Brodie trophy to Eve.

Photos © Leslie Ingram-Bown.