Monday, April 02, 2012

World Men's: Game 5 v Switzerland

Scotland defeated Jan Hauser's Swiss side, with Benoit Schwarz playing last stones, in their fifth game of the round robin at the World Men's Championship in Basel this afternoon. Up 6-4 in the tenth and looking in control, Scottish third player Greg Drummond hit a corner guard on the nose, and the Swiss were behind quickly. Suddenly Scotland was in danger of losing a three, and the game, as Tom's last stone only corner froze the Swiss counters hidden behind the guard. But Schwarz's last stone tap back was badly called, and rubbed the guard, leaving Scotland shot and game.

Kenny Edwards and Richard Harding were the commentators on the webcast this afternoon.

You can replay the shot positions on the graphical play-by-play here.

Find all the scores, standings, and shotmaking percentages here. Mike Haggerty's reports are on the Royal Club website here. More general reports are here. Photo galleries are here. And I like the little highlights and interview vids on the WCF YouTube channel here.

John Brown is in Basel, and you can follow his own blog posts here, or click on the Toothy Tales link on the right.

Top: Tom Brewster is in the head with Benoit Schwarz and Jan Hauser behind.

Benoit Schwarz.

Nadine and Christian Saager bringing you the CurlIT results service from what looks like an eyrie in the rafters of the arena!

Photos © Leslie Ingram-Brown