SCOTLAND QUALIFY FOR PLAY-OFFS AT WORLD WHEELCHAIR CURLING CHAMPS

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Team Scotland finished their round robin campaign on a high after they beat Canada 5-3 at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Stirling. It was a day of double wins for the hosts who earlier in the day defeated Estonia 9-3 in emphatic fashion, which helped them qualify for the play-offs and they finished in third place in the final standings on a 7-4 win/loss ratio.

Paralympic champions China and Norway finished in first and second place respectively and qualify straight to the semi finals. Scotland will face sixth placed Slovakia in their play-off match as they aim to reverse the fortunes of their earlier meeting on the penultimate day of the round robin. In the other qualifying game, Switzerland will face Korea and the winners from the play-off matches will progress to the semi finals on Saturday night. The medal matches take place on Sunday.

Following the conclusion of the round robin, Canada, USA and Germany were relegated to the World B Championships.

The 3 v 6 and 4 v 5 play-off matches take place at 1300hrs and the semi finals at 1900hrs.

Final standings after completion of the round robin:

Q China 8-3
Q Norway 8-3
Q Scotland 7-4
Q Switzerland 6-5
Q Korea 6-5
Q Slovakia 6-5
Russia 5-6
Estonia 5-6
Latvia 5-6
Canada 5-6
United States 4-7
Germany 1-10

Results: 7W 4L:

Scotland v Switzerland 4-5
Scotland v Latvia 7-8
Scotland v Germany 9-7 (EE)
Scotland v Norway 7-4
Scotland v Korea 7-6
Scotland v China 3-7
Scotland v USA 7-6
Scotland v Slovakia 5-9
Scotland v Russia 5-4
Scotland v Estonia 9-3
Scotland v Canada 5-3

Ticket prices are £6 for Saturday’s knockout Semi Finals and £10 for Sunday’s Bronze and Gold medal matches.

For information on accessible seating please contact Box Office on 01786 473 544 / 274 000.

All tickets can be bought at: https://culturestirling.org/world-wheelchair-curling-championships/

You can follow the build-up and results of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship on Twitter, Instagram (@worldcurling | @wwhcc2019) and Facebook (/WorldCurlingFederation | /wwhcc19) and by searching the hashtags #WWhCC2019 #curling

SCOTLAND TEAM:
Aileen Neilson (skip) – 47yrs, born East Kilbride, lives Strathaven
David Melrose – 52yrs, born Haddington, lives Duns
Robert McPherson – 50yrs, born Motherwell, lives Bellshill
Hugh Nibloe – 37yrs, born Stranraer, lives Stranraer
Gary Logan – 47yrs, born Berwick-upon-Tweed, lives Cornhil on Tweed, Northumberland

Photos: WCF / Tom Rowland

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