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World Wheelchair Curling Championship – Review

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:00pm

Russia wins final, Korea takes Silver, China – Bronze

Russia won the gold medal at the World Curling Wheelchair Championship 2012 in Chuncheon, South Korea on Saturday defeating hosts Korea 9-1 in the final. The Koreans took the silver medal. China won the bronze medal, winning their game against Slovakia 7-4.

For full review of the Medal games go to http://www.wwhcc2012.curlingevents.com/day-7—final-and-bronze-games

Hosts Korea have made it to the final of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Chuncheon and will play Russia for the 2012 title. China and Slovakia will compete in the bronze medal game.

For a review of the Page Play-off games go to http://www.wwhcc2012.curlingevents.com/day-6-review

Korea, Russia, China and Slovakia made it through to the playoff round of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2012 in Chuncheon, South Korea.

Korea will meet Russia in the 1v2 Playoff on Friday morning and winner of that game will go straight to the final on Saturday.  In the 3v4 playoff, China will play Slovakia, winner of the tiebreaker game against USA. The tiebreak game went down to the very last stone of an extra end. USA Skip Patrick McDonald missed an attempted hit and roll and the Slovaks stole two points for a 7-5 win. The Slovaks, who are playing their first ever World Wheelchair Curling Championship, have surpassed all their goals at this event.

Report extract from http://www.wwhcc2012.curlingevents.com/day-5-review

Scotland lost their final round-robin game by 4-8 to Sweden at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Chuncheon, Korea on Thursday morning to rank eight overall with three wins from nine games.

This result means that – by one position on the rankings and one win – they avoid the need to play in next season’s pre-qualifying event in Finland, a fate that now befalls ninth-placed Norway and tenth-placed Italy.

The four teams that reached the Page Play-off section of the event, and are still in medal contention, are – Korea, Russia, China and Slovakia.

Report: Mike Haggerty

World Wheelchair Curling Championships – Wednesday Review

Scotland went down to their fifth loss of the Championship when Slovakia beat them by 5-4 in the seventh session of round-robin play on Wednesday morning, but they followed that up with a 10-0 whitewash in just six ends over Italy yesterday in the evening session.

This was only Scotland’s third win so far, and they are now no longer in medal contention with five teams above Scotland in the current rankings, each on a won six, lost two record.

The Scots play Sweden in their final round-robin game on Thursday morning, and a win would ensure they avoid the need to go to next season’s qualification event.

Results, news and photos from the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2012 can be seen on the event website: http://www.wwhcc2012.curlingevents.com

World Wheelchair Curling Championship – Tuesday Review

Scotland suffered two losses in Tuesday’s play at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Chuncheon, Korea, making a huge dent in their medal hopes for this year.

In the morning session, they lost out by 4-6 to table-topping USA and then followed that up by going down by 2-9 to hosts Korea.

Afterwards Skip Aileen Neilson said, “we just didn’t get to the game against Korea today. I don’t think we played particularly badly, but they just didn’t let us in at all”. The Scots are now in joint sixth place on the rankings and face two must-win games on Wednesday, against table-topping Slovakia and Italy.

Report: Mike Haggerty


World Wheelchair Curling Championship – Monday Review

Scotland had a second successive day of mixed fortunes at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Chuncheon, Korea.

They followed up a 4-1 win over Russia with a 5-6 defeat at the hands of Canada to give them a won two, lost two playing record. These results put them in joint fifth place alongside Canada and Korea, with unbeaten USA setting the pace.

Speaking after their win over Russia, Scottish skip Aileen Neilson said, “we knew the Russians like to have stones out at the front and tap them in, so we just made sure that we didn’t let them do that. We went in with a game plan and stuck to it and it paid off in the end”.

The Scots go onto to play Slovakia and then Italy on Wednesday, with victories in both games looking increasingly vital.
Results, news and photos from the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2012 can be seen on the event website: http://www.wwhcc2012.curlingevents.com

Report: Mike Haggerty; Picture: WCF

World Wheelchair Curling Championships – Sunday Review

There were mixed fortunes for the Scots on the opening day of round-robin play in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Chuncheon, Korea.

Skip Aileen Neilson and her team of Tom Killin, Gregor Ewan, Angie Malone and alternate Jim Gault lost their opener against China by 5-6 before recording their first victory with a steal of two in the extra end for an 8-6 win over Norway in their second game of the day.

After the Norway game, Neilson said, “it’s nice to get a good first win, on day one. It gives us a lot of confidence going into tomorrow – when hopefully we will start off how we finished this evening aganist Norway”.

The Scots now face Russia in their third game on Monday.

Results, news and photos from the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2012 can be seen on the event website: http://www.wwhcc2012.curlingevents.com

REPORT: Mike Haggerty; Picture: WCF