2 March 2020

Scotland with all to play for at World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Scotland sit in the middle of the standings at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship, after a win and a defeat on day three of the competition in Wetzikon, Switzerland.

The day got off to the perfect start with a victory over the previously winless Estonia, after a fantastic seventh end secured an 11-6 win in the morning session.

The momentum was swaying either way to begin with, as the Scots picked up two stones in the opening end, before their opponents immediately replied with three of their own.

Another double in the third end restored the lead for skip Hugh Nibloe and his team, before a scoreless fourth kept the score at 4-3 as they reached the halfway point.

The big scores continued to rack up in the next three ends, with Scotland extending their lead to 8-3 after an excellent four-stone haul in the fifth, as they really put themselves into the ascendency.

Estonia closed the gap to two with two ends remaining, but another three stones in the seventh saw Scotland make it two wins in a row after beating Switzerland on Sunday.

Their winning run was to come to an unfortunate end against Canada however, with the three-time champions cruising to a 10-2 win in the late session.

The Canadians raced into a 2-0 lead after the first end, and although Scotland halved the deficit in the second, they struggled throughout against their opponents, who so far have been beaten just once in five matches.

The defeat leaves Scotland seventh in the table with games against China and Sweden ahead on Tuesday.

Photo credit: Scottish Curling

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