Wednesday, April 04, 2012

World Men's: Game 9 v Canada

Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow faced Glenn Howard's unbeaten Canadians in their ninth round robin game of the World Men's Curling Championship in Basel.

It was the Eurosport Player for me again this evening, and this was enjoyable to watch with commentary by Logan Gray and David Murdoch. There were some great shots played. The game was tied 3-3 after five ends. Canada was two in front after stealing the seventh. The Scots tied it up after eight, and, after a blanked ninth, the teams went down the tenth at 5-5, the Canadians with the hammer.

Tom made a perfect draw behind a Canadian stone in the eight foot, but Glenn Howard played the run back for the win.

Scotland has six wins and three losses, and is in joint second place in the rankings alongside China and Norway, with two more games remaining. Canada remains top, unbeaten in nine games. First up for the Scots tomorrow is the Czech Republic, then the USA.

You can find all the scores, standings, and shotmaking percentages here.

Mike Haggerty's reports are on the Royal Club website here. General reports are here. Richard Gray's photos are here. Highlights and interview videos are on the WCF's YouTube channel here.

John Brown reports on WCF deliberations, including what lies in the future for that organisation, here.

Wayne Middaugh and Glenn Howard watch behind Tom Brewster as Greg Drummond's stone comes into the house. Photo © Leslie Ingram-Brown.