WORLD SENIOR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS LATEST
Final: Scotland 6, Canada 5
After the first end was blanked Canada started the second by placing a high centre guard. Scotland played a guard in front of the 12ft. Canada followed it up with a hit and roll to lie one behind cover. Scotland responded by playing a fantastic shot around cover for a hit and stick and lie shot. Canada played a freeze on the Scottish stone to once again lie shot and Scotland attempted the take out and it jammed on their own back stone and so continued to lie one. Canada then attempted a hit and stick but it was heavy and was left lying at the back of the house for Scotland to still lie one.
World Senior Curling Championships 2014, Dumfries, ScotlandCanada played a draw to lie one behind cover but Scotland played a take out to remove it but Canada was still lying one stone guarded.
Christine Cannon with her first attempted a double take out on two Canadian stones but it jammed on the back stone leaving one Canadian stone still lying. Canada played a draw to then lie two which was successful. With her last Christine Cannon tried to play a hit and roll but it was a little bit heavy and gave Canada the chance to draw for two once more. The Canadian Skip Colleen Pinkney played a draw to take two for Canada to go into the lead 3-0.
In the 3rd end Canada played a draw to the 4ft before Scotland placed a corner guard. Canada played a freeze on their own stone in the 4ft to lie two and so Scotland attempted the double take out but it only managed to remove one and so Canada were able to draw for two, which they did. Scotland then played a nice hit and stick to lie shot but Canada replaced it immediately with their own. Once again Scotland attempted the double take out but was only able to remove one Canadian stone but were lying shot once more. Canada played a hit and roll which removed the Scottish stone and came to a stop in the 12ft to lie one. Scotland played a takeout and just did enough to remove the Canadian stone clipping it on its way out. Still Canada was lying one in the 8ft and so they played a draw to lie one just in front of their other stone in the 8ft. Once again Scotland attempted the double take out but again they could only remove the one and once again Canada had the opportunity to draw for two which they did successfully. Christine Cannon with her first attempted the hit and stick but it was a little tight and so rolled out with the Canadian stone. The Canadian Skip played a freeze on their own stone to lie two. Scotland were forced to play a draw but it was a little light and so Canada extended their lead to 3-0.
With Scotland lying one in the 4th end. Canada’s Skip with her first attempted to remove the Scottish stone still in the house but it was tight and missed tapping back their own stone to the back of the house and left Scotland lying shot. Scotland for two with Christine Cannon’s first which was successful and Scotland lying two. Canada played the take out and were lying shot once more and Christine Cannon with her second had to draw for two unfortunately it was a bit light and Scotland only took a single for a score of 3-1.
With Scotland lying one in the 5th end with her first Canada’s Colleen Pinkney, attempted a hit and roll but it tapped up a Scottish stone for them to lie one in the 4ft. With Christine Cannon’s first she placed a guard at the front of the house and so with hammer Canada was forced to play the take out but it clipped the Scottish guard at the front of the house and so Scotland stole a one to take the score to 3-2 to Canada.
In the 6th end with Canada lying two, Scotland attempted a draw around cover but it wrecked on their own centre guard placing a cluster of stones at the front of the house. Canada then played a nice draw around the cluster of stones to lie two in the 4ft and lie three. Scotland attempted the double takeout but only managed to tap up a Canadian stone and they still were still lying three. Canada added a fourth to the mix with another draw and Scotland were under real pressure now.
With her first Margaret Richardson was light with her takeout attempt and so Canada played a draw to lie five. A fantastic hit and roll from Richardson with her second though saw Scotland lying shot. Canada decided to remove the guards but were very fortunate not to promote a Scottish stone as it sailed through. Christine Cannon with her first played a nice draw to add another one into the 4ft for Scotland to lie two. Canada played a draw to once again lie one, Christine Cannon’s freeze attempt was just a little heavy with her second and managed to push one of the Scottish stones out of the house and when Canada with hammer played a tap up Canada took two for a score of 5-2 to Canada.
World Senior Curling Championships 2014, Dumfries, ScotlandWith Canada lying two in the 7th end Canada’s attempt to remove the centre guard managed to remove one of their own stones in the 4ft. Scotland put upcentre guard alongside their first. Canada drew around the guards to place one in the back 8ft to lie two but a fantastic draw into the 1ft saw Scotland lying shot. Canada played a draw of their own though and placed their own at the front of the 1ft to lie shot. Scotland played a tap up to remove the Canadian stone from the 4ft and lie two. Canada attempted the take out but one of the Scottish stones jammed on the other and still saw Scotland lying shot in the 1ft. After some discussion Maragret Richardson with her second played a really nice draw to lie two in the 4ft. Canada played a take out to remove one of the Scottish stones but again it jammed and still Scotland was lying one in the 4ft. With her first Christine Cannon played a fantastic freeze on the Scottish shot stone. With her first Pinkney managed to remove the front Scottish stone but rolled behind the Scottish stone and still Scotland were lying one. With the hammer Christine Cannon played an incredible draw through a whole host of stones to place one on the button and taking a two for Scotland, bringing them right back in contention and closing the gap to 5-4 to Canada going into the 8th end.
In the 8th end Scotland placed a centre guard with their first stone. Canada removed it but left a stone each lying on each side of the house. Once again Scotland put up a centre guard which Canada removed with their next pushing it on the other Scottish stone. Again Scotland placed a centre guard and again Canada removed it adding one to the other Scottish stones and removing the other. Scotland’s next centre guard was again removed and Canada almost managed to lie one in the 8ft but did manage to push a Scottish stone on the other side into the 8ft. Canada attempted the raised double with their next to remove the centre guard and the Scottish stone but could only remove the guard and replace it. Scotland played a draw around the Canadian centre guard to lie two and Canada had to play the take out but it was a little tight and the Scottish stone jammed against their other to leave Scotland still lying one at the back of the 4ft. Christine Cannon with her first played a draw to replace the Scottish stone at the front of the 4ft and again Canada was forced to play the take out but it wrecked on their own centre guard. This gave Christine Cannon the chance with her last to draw for two and with an great draw Scotland was lying two in the 4ft. With the hammer Canada was forced to draw for the draw in the one foot but it hit the front Scottish stones tapping it up to the 1ft and Scotland were the World Senior Curling Champions 2014 with a final score of 6-5.