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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 8:36am

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Tie-breaker

Scotland, with Gregor Ewan skipping, went down by 5-7 to Russia in their tie-breaker to end their campaign at this year’s World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia.

This result means the Scots finish in sixth place overall, and now await final confirmation that they have qualified Great Britain for a place in next year’s Paralympic line-up.

Standings after Round Robin

Rank – Team – Games played/Wins-Losses
1. SWE – Sweden 9/8-1 (Playoff 1v2)
2. CAN – Canada 9/8-1 (Playoff 1v2)
3. USA – USA 9/7-2 (Playoff 3v4)
4. CHN – China 9/4-5 (TB)
4. RUS – Russia 9/4-5 (won TB)
6. SCO – Scotland 9/4-5 (lost TB)
7. SVK – Slovakia 9/3-6 (won TB)
8. FIN – Finland 9/3-6 (lost TB)
9. KOR – Korea 9/2-7
10. NOR – Norway 9/2-7

For live scoring, results and schedules visit World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Photo: WCF

Day 6:

Scotland beat USA by 7-5 in their final round-robin game at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Sochi, Russia on Thursday, and this result ties them on fourth place at the end of round-robin play.

Table-toppers Sweden, Canada and USA all qualify directly for the play-off stages but Scotland now go into tie-breakers with China and Russia.

As a result Scotland will face Russia in the first tie-breaker, with the winner of that going up against China to battle for the final play-off slot and keep medal hopes alive.

Day 5:

Scotland lost both of their games in Wednesday’s fifth day of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia, to leave their chances of making the medal stages improbable at best.

In the morning, they went down by 1-2 to Russia, while Slovakia beat them by 5-2 in their afternoon session.

The Scots now have only one round-robin game left – on Thursday afternoon against USA, who sit in second place on six wins, just behind table-topping Canada.

For live scoring, results and schedules visit World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Day 4:

Scotland went down to China by 4-6 in their sixth game of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship on Tuesday, and now sit in equal fourth place, along with Finland and Russia, on three wins and three losses.

This was the Scots’ only game on Tuesday, and, skipped by Aileen Nielson, they found themselves 0-3 down after the first two ends, and never managed to recover that ground.

Meanwhile, ahead of them, Canada continued their unbeaten run to record their sixth successive win, while USA and Sweden share second place and the same won four, lost one record.

After the game, Scotland coach Tony Zummack said, “we need to control the early part of the game. That’s three games in a row that we haven’t been in the game in the first two ends. When you get down three points in the first two ends, at this level of the competition, it is going to be a tough road back”.

The Scots face Russia and then Slovakia on Wednesday, as the round-robin continues.

For live scoring, results and schedules visit World Wheelchair Curling Championship

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Day 3:

Scotland recorded two wins on Monday at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

In a tight morning game, Scottish skip Aileen Neilson had to draw the four foot to score two in the eighth and final end to win by 6-5, while later, the Scots controlled their afternoon game against Norway from the start, and won by a more comfortable 5-2 after seven ends.

After the Korea game, Neilson said, “although it was a really close game, we were playing really well and I did feel in control. The team were very supportive of the calls I was making and they were making the shots. Although the score-line was very tight, we were in control and playing well”.

Scotland are now in third place on three wins and two losses, behind unbeaten Canada, with five wins, and USA.

Standings after Round Robin Session 6

Rank – Team – Games played/Wins-Losses
1. CAN – Canada 5/5-0
2. USA – USA 3/3-0
3. SCO – Scotland 5/3-2
4. SWE – Sweden 3/2-1
5. FIN – Finland 5/2-3
5. RUS – Russia 5/2-3
7. NOR – Norway 3/1-2
7. SVK – Slovakia 3/1-2
9. CHN – China 4/1-3
10. KOR – Korea 4/0-4

For live scoring, results and schedules visit World Wheelchair Curling Championship

It has been reported that the ice-plant in the arena has failed, meaning there will be no further play in Day 2

Day 2:

Scotland lost a tight encounter by 3-5 to Sweden in the only game they were scheduled to play on Day 2 of the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia.

The Scots were never in the lead in this game, especially after Sweden scored two in the fourth.  Eventually, Swedish skip Jalle Jungnell – a two-times Paralympic bronze medallist – made a perfect double take-out to score two shots for the win. Watch highlights of Scotland v Sweden.

 

It was a tight game between Scotland and Sweden

Afterwards Scottish skip Aileen Nielsen said, ” if we could have replayed that game there were a couple of crucial stones that could have swung the game the other way. But we made Jalle play a tough shot, and he played a great shot with his last. It’s tough for us to be second on that one”.

She added, “we know we can actually build on the last three games.  This is a round robin and there is still a lot of play for”

For live scoring, results and schedules visit World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Report: Mike Haggerty

Picture: WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik

Wheelchair Championship Day 1:

Scotland opened their campaign in the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia, with a solid 10-4 win over Finland, but went down by 3-8 to Canada in their second round-robin game.

Finland took up one of the places available in the line-up from this season’s qualifying contest, and afterwards, Scottish skip Aileen Neilson (pictured) was pleased and relieved to start off with a win.

She said, “we have played them before…we knew they’d be up for it, having come from the qualifiers. They were keen, it’s the first time they’ve been here. They were pumped up and looking forward to their game. But we managed to stick to our game plan. We played really well and produced a really good solid performance for our first game”

Standings after Round Robin Session 2

Rank – Team – Games/Wins-Losses
1. CAN – Canada 2/2-0
2. NOR – Norway 1/1-0
2. SWE – Sweden 1/1-0
2. USA – USA 1/1-0
5. FIN – Finland 2/1-1
5. RUS – Russia 2/1-1
5. SCO – Scotland 2/1-1
8. SVK – Slovakia 1/0-1
9. CHN – China 2/0-2
9. KOR – Korea 2/0-2

For live scoring, results and schedules visit World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Report: MIke Haggerty
Picture: WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik