22 Nov 18
Scotland men v Netherlands started well with Team Mouat taking a 3 at first end. Netherlands responded with a 3 in the fifth but Scotland were 7-5 up going into 8th end with Hammy doing double takeouts on at least 3 occasions to consolidate sound Scottish performances.
After blanking the 9th end it was 8-5 to Mouat going into last end and the game was conceded by the Netherlands.
After a very disappointing day yesterday, our girls had to come back fighting and they did! Playing Finland they kept their cool, played the kind of curling we have come to expect from them and the game was conceded after the 8th end with the score a decisive 10-5 for Scotland.
A very important boost for Scottish morale! Keep fighting.
It appeared that Italy were flying and could do no wrong until they met team Mouat this evening.
What a display of Scottish grit! With the score at 6-6 after 10 ends it was all down to an extra end....did Mouat keep his cool? Yes he did. Scotland had the hammer so a straight take out with his last stone gave us the prized win! Scotland 7, Italy 6.
Well done boys!
A reassuring and confidence boosting win for team Mouat this morning against tough opposition from Switzerland. (8-4)
Team Muirhead against Italy were 6-5 to Italy going into 8th end. Italy were lying 1 and well guarded when Eve played her last shot, promoting a winger to take out the Italian stone and take a 2. A brilliant shot! The Scottish crowd erupted!
Final score, a win for Scotland! (9-7)
Playing Poland this afternoon team Mouat took no prisoners. They were 5-2 up after 5 ends. When they took a 6 in the 6th end it was all over and Poland conceded the game.
Tonight’s game for the ladies against Latvia should have been easy...but they made heavy weather of it. Final score 9-7 to Latvia.
The Scottish fan section in the stadium is growing bigger and louder with every flight bringing in more support from mums, dads, girlfriends, grannies and friends!
For team Mouat their campaign is very much alive.
It would seem however that the wheels have come off for our ladies team!
A tough day in Tallin!
Both Scotland teams faced difficult challenges today and unfortunately neither prevailed.
This morning Eve and her girls faced auld adversaries Sweden, skipped by Anna Hasselborg (whose mum, Pia, played Ayr on the recent Sweden Tour to Scotland)
This was always going to be a tight game with Scotland on the defensive from early on.
After Scotland lost a 3 in the 6th end it was uphill all the way and when Hasselburg took a 4 in the 9th end Muirhead shook hands. (10-4)
Disappointingly too our men were narrowly beaten by a very focussed Russian team with big local support. Despite fighting all the way and being 5-5 after six ends, Scotland succumbed to finish 7-8.
Sad to report that again Eve Muirehead’s team didn’t win this evening against Czechoslovakia - a close game but final score was 8-7.
Undaunted, the Scottish teams and their flag carrying supporters will be back tomorrow for what we hope will be an easier day!
After an colourful opening ceremony presided over by WCF President, Kate Caithness, the competition has got off to a good start for both of Scotland’s national teams.
Eve Muirhead, with her team of Jennifer Dodds, Vicki Chalmers and Lauren Gray, won a tight first game against Denmark. (7-4)
Bruce Mouat, with his team of Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammie MacMillan played twice on this Opening day beating both Norway (8-7) and Germany (8-3).
Lots of family and friends here to support our teams with more expected tomorrow....
Christmas Market outside our door is a must to visit...
For those looking for live scores and game schedule, please check out the WCF website.
The first pictures from Corrie have now been received and can be found in the gallery here.