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Canada – Scotland
exciting start of the game. Canada´s skip Jean Michel Menard made a nice inwick
behind a guard but the Scottish skip David Murdoch answered with the same nice
inwick on another stone for one point. 0-1.
Scotland put up a centre guard and both teams drew behind
it. Canadian second Eric Sylvain broke up the stone package. Canada´s third
Francois Roberge tried to make a double take-out but went through both
Scottish stones but Canada still had the shot behind two Scottish stones. David
Murdoch played an excellent tap on his own and got Canadas shot out. Menard now
was facing two Scottish counters. He played a double take-out but was lying open
with his shooter so Murdoch could hit that one to lye two. Canada was forced to
play a hit-and-stay for one. 1-1.
In the third end Canada got an advantage after half of the
end. Scottish third Ewan MacDonald failed to make a double take-out and got only
one out. Roberge hit Scotland´s third stone so Canada was lying three.
MacDonald drew into the house and stopped as shot ,half hidden. Menard followed
and stopped in the four-foot. A chance for Scotland to build a deuce. But
Murdoch wrecked a guard so Menard could put up a guard for his shot. It stopped
on the four-foot ring and made it difficult for Murdoch to score a deuce or even
a single. Instead Murdoch tried to make an angled raise and did it so well that
he got a single. 1-2.
the fourth end Canadian third Roberge had a chance to make a double take out to
lye two but missed. Instead MaDonald hit the Canadian stone and then Scotland
was lying three. Sp was the satiation for Menard. He tried to hit and roll but
stayed open for Murdoch´s last stone, a hit-and-stay. The Canadian skip had to
draw against three counters. He had some luck, touched the shot but stopped as
shot to tie the game 2-2.
In the fifth end Scotland got the advantage for a deuce
situation after good stones by lead Euan Byers and second Warwick Smith. Roberge
was facing two Scottish stone with his first. But he hit one of them and rolled
over and froze on the other one. MaDonald break up the stone package and with
his next stone he played a hit-and-stay så Scotland wads lying three before
Menard´s first stone. He hit the shot and rolled in front of the other two
Scottish stones. Murdoch drew behind a corner guard. Menard hit-and-stayed open
for a deuce from Murdoch. 2-4.
Canada got the chanced to tie the game after a mistake by
David Murdoch´s first stone was Scotland was lying shot. Menard could wick in
for the shot and then Murdoch had to guard a risk for three for Canada. Menard
drew to the button for a deuce and tied game 4-4.
In the seventh end there was an open take-out game in the
house since no team managed to hit and roll behind Canadian centre guard. Then
MacDonald peeled the guard, Murdoch blanked the end.
In the eighth end another two good stones by Byers gave
Scotland advantage with two counters behind Canada´s centre guard. Scotland was
lying two after half of the end. But Roberge played an excellent double take-out
and got both stones out and stopped with the shooter behind own guard. Scotland
got out Roberge´s stone and rolled in behind the guard. Menard managed after
very hard sweeping come around the guard and hit the Scottish stone. No more
roll over behind the guard so Murdoch blanked again. 4-4.
In the ninth end Scotland got the advantage and had two
before Canada´s fourth stone. Eric Sylvain drew in for second shot. Warwick
Smith peeled Canadas´s centre guard. Sylvain pushed the Scottish shot away from
the four-foot. Smith tried to make a double on Canadas two stone but hit only
Canada now played a tap towards the Scottish shot. The
Canadian stone stopped as shot behind a corner guard. MacDonald peeled the guard
but that stopped towards the other Canadian stone in ythe house. Roberge played
a guard in the house. MacDonald had to make a double on the Canadian stone but
he only got out one. Skip Menard could have put up a guard but instead he took
out Scotland´s second stone but opened for Murdoch to lye two. Murdoch hit-and
stayed for two.
Menard now tried to make a double but got out only one so
Scotland had a good chance for a deuce. Murdoch didn´t do any mistake so 6-4 for
Scotland coming home.
In the last end Canada got up two centre guards very close
the house and Scotland had a shot in the four-foot. The Scots peeled one of the
guards. Roberge was asked to draw behind the remaining corner guard. He drew but
stopped half open and MacDonald hit the stone. Roberge tried once more but
raised his corner guard into the house, possible for Murdoch to take out. He dit
Now skip Menard tried the draw behind. His stone stopped
in the back rings and Murdoch played a draw, trying to freeze. His stone didn´t
freeze but stopped as second stone. Now Menard had to play a very difficult
double take-out for two and tie the game. He missed and Scotland won the final.
Ewan MacDonald was later awarded the Sportsmanships Award,
the Collie Campbell Award.