Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Canada beats Scotland to win Lanarkshire International

Back - Ian Dunn, Beith Forrest, Judy Mackenzie (SWCA Chairperson) and sponsor John Bell
Front – Chris Sobkowicz, Darryl Neighbour, Jim Armstrong, Sonja Gaudet and Ina Forrest

Canada posted two 4 enders to see off Scotland 2 in their morning draw, setting up a final with Scotland 1, who lost their unbeaten record, falling 6-5 in the morning to Hosts 1 after giving up a 4-ender.

In the final Scotland were behind 5-3 with hammer, but gave up a steal of 2 in the 7th (final) end and Canada won 7-3, finishing the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record.

The Czechs played Sweden in the battle of 2nd place teams, going out to a 4-1 lead and hanging on for a 4-3 victory. Scotland 2 beat Hosts 1 in the game between 3rd place teams.

Results of the two morning draws and the afternoon finals can be found HERE

A news report is available HERE and a video can beviewed HERE

Bob Cowan follows wheelchair curling in Scotland and attended some of the action on Tuesday. You can see his photos HERE. He also noted that in the game he watched. Darryl Neighbour skipped while Jim played front end.

Angela Higson, a South Lanarkshire WCC member and event organiser
[photo - Bob Cowan]


wayne ficek said...

Well done team Canada, dominate performance, good to see..... happy New Year from N. ONT.

Anonymous said...

Good event, Team Canada!

ANd the majority of voters said you would not go undefeated!

Look out, people.....these guys are tougher than last year, dspite the soft season.

Anonymous said...

How is it that Jim played lead, of all places??????

And they still won?

Anonymous said...

Team Canada was playing a club side when \Jim played lead. Not much risk of losing. B UT why do it? They have had very few games together this season. Perhaps Jim MAY not be available for World's?

Anonymous said...

Canada re-establishes itself as the powerhouse of this sport, as with Men's and Women's play.

Congratulations, Team Canada, it is a tough spot to win, when you are already established as the team to beat.

Anonymous said...

Well done, Team Canada!

Anonymous said...

What you gonna do when they come for you bad boys bad boys?