SCOTLAND HOME IN ON QUALIFYING SPOT AT WORLD WHEELCHAIR CURLING CHAMPS

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Team Scotland took a step closer to qualifying for the play-offs at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships after an emphatic 9-3 win in six ends over Estonia. They have one remaining round robin match this evening against Canada, with a number of teams vying for the last three play-off spots, after Korea joined Norway and Paralympic Champions China who have already qualified.

Head Wheelchair Coach Sheila Swan said after their victorious penultimate round robin match: “That game was really important for us to come off with a win and to do it in such an emphatic style was really good for us.

“Its been a really interesting week and I don’t think I have ever seen a league table quite so clogged in the middle. It just goes to show how much teams have improved and there is not much between any of the teams and every game out there is a tough one,” she said.

“Today’s result has put down a marker for us and says this is how we can play and we sustained that over those six ends to get that all important win on the board.”

Swan is now looking forward to her team’s last match against Canada this evening.

“A good result tonight is very important in terms of getting into the top six. This shows how hard we have worked this season to get some consistency and this is the level of performance we need moving forward and now the team know they can do that, we just need to sustain that going into the last round robin game.”

Results: 6W 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

Ticket prices are £4 per session for round-robin group matches, £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/

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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

Pics: WCF / Tom Rowland 

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