Riga – Day 2 / Scottish Schools

Day 2 at the Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championship 2013 proved to be something of a mixed bag for Team Scotland and Eve Muirhead, pictured above with Anna Sloan.

Their first game of the day was against Margaretha Sigfridsson’s Sweden.

The scoreboard above does not lie – the Scots were 5-1 down after three and things did not improve as they collapsed to an 11-2 defeat after just six ends.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9 10 Total
SWE* 3 2 0 5 1 0 X X X X 11
0 0 1 0 0 1 X X X X 2

The results from draws three and four were as follows:

Japan 6-4 Denmark
USA 5-6 Germany
China 5-8 Switzerland
Canada 7-5 Latvia
Sweden 11-2 Scotland
Russia 9-4 Italy

Scotland’s second game of the day, against Andrea Schöpp’s Germany, proved to be a more successful encounter.

Despite a steal of one from the Germans in the first end, Scotland pushed on and made steals of their own, running out 9-2 winners in the end.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9 10 Total
GER 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 X X X 2
0 2 2 0 1 1 3 X X X 9

Reflecting on Scotland’s games on Day 2, Eve said: “That was more like ourselves. We put pressure on them from the start and our stone placement was good, which was letting us down earlier on, and it was the opposite for them this evening. We’re chuffed with that – if you had asked me what I wanted from the first three games, especially playing Canada and Sweden, I would have been happy with two wins and one loss.”

Full results from draw five:

Germany 2-9 Scotland
Sweden 9-8 USA
Canada 8-2 Denmark
Japan 11-8 Latvia

Two more games for Scotland on Monday – China at 6.30am and Japan at 4.30pm. All times are UK time. The Japan game should be on the Eurosport Player although the schedule does say ‘tbc’.

Current Standings (W-L)
3-0 Sweden, Switzerland
2-1 Canada, Germany, Japan, Russia, Scotland
1-2 Denmark, USA
0-3 China, Italy, Latvia

Big end of the day award goes to Sweden who picked up a five against Scotland.

For more pictures and information, have a look at the official event website here.

Photos are © Richard Gray / WCF 2013

Instead of doing a weekend roundup, I have decided to include the results from the weekend’s only tournament in this post.

The Scottish Schools’ Championship was being held at Murrayfield this weekend. 24 school teams were playing the finals having been reduced from 53.

Kelso High School won Sunday’s final against Stranraer Academy 4-1. Full report is here and all the scores from the weekend are here. Congratulations to Kelso.