Friday, April 22, 2011

World Seniors update

I see that Linda Young's Scots won their final round robin game against Russia. Alternate Liz Horton played lead for the team following Fiona de Vries' accident. However, the Scottish record of six wins and four losses was not good enough to get them into the playoffs and they will finish in fifth place in the rankings.

Leslie Ingram Brown reports, "Sweden needed to beat Switzerland for the Scots to be involved in a tiebreak game for the fourth semifinal place. The score was 4-3 for Switzerland going into the last end but Sweden held the hammer. Chantel Forrer threw her last stone but left Sweden lying two shots, game, and a ranked third place in the final standings for the semifinals on Saturday morning. Then Canada will play Switzerland and USA will play Sweden."

Ken Horton's team finished third in their section in the men's event. Also in third place in the other two sections were New Zealand and Germany. The former had the best DSC average and gets the seventh place in the quarterfinals. Scotland plays Germany later today for the remaining place.

Follow the results here (look for Live Scoring).

Photo of Liz Horton courtesy of Leslie Ingram-Brown.