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Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:00pm

Tie-Breaker Thursday 12th February

Scotland 3, Germany 6

Germany defeated Scotland in the tie-breaker game, which means that Scotland join Sweden and Norway in the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event.

The first big scoring end came for Scotland as fourth player Gregor Ewan was left with an open draw into the house to score three points to take a 3-1 lead after three ends of play.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015German skip Jens Jaeger then made a takeout to score one point in the fourth end. Thereafter, Germany stole their way to victory, stealing four points from the next three ends.

They went on to run Scotland out of stones in the eighth end to win 6-3, which means that Scotland will now take part in the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event which will be held in the same venue in Lohja, Finland between 7-12 November 2015.

That event will qualify teams for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2016 that is taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland in February.

Three teams were relegated because Switzerland are not taking part in this year’s World Championship but are automatically guaranteed one of the places in the 2016 Championship as host.

RESULTS
Page play-offs
1v2: China 3, Russia 1
3v4: Finland 5, Slovakia 6.

Relegation tie-breaker: Scotland 3, Germany 6.

STANDINGS
After Page play-offs and Relegation tie-breaker (W-L):
China 8-2 (To play winner of semi-final in gold medal game)
Russia 9-1 (To play Slovakia in semi-final)
Slovakia 6-4 (To play Russia in semi-final)
Finland 5-5 (To play loser of semi-final in bronze medal game)
5. USA 4-5
6. Canada 4-5
7. Germany 4-6
8. Scotland 3-7 (Relegated to WWhCQ*)
9. Sweden 3-6 (Relegated to WWhCQ*)
10. Norway 2-6 (Relegated to WWhCQ*)

*WWhCQ – World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event
Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

Photos: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015

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Session 9 Round Up: Wednesday 11th February 

Finland 8, Scotland 4

China, Finland and Slovakia joined Russia in the Page play-offs following the conclusion of the round-robin stage of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 being played at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

China’s win against Norway and Russia’s win against Germany in the morning session means that Russia will play China in the Page 1v2 play-off.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015Finland’s 8-4 victory over Scotland and Slovakia’s 8-5 win against Norway in the afternoon session sees them go into the Page 3v4 play-off.

Sweden, Germany and Scotland all finished with a record of three wins and six losses, however as Scotland and Germany beat Sweden during the round-robin, Sweden ranked below them and have also been relegated.

As a result, Scotland must now play Germany in a tie-breaker, with the loser relegated along with Sweden and Norway.

Both the 1v2 and 3v4 Page play-off, along with the relegation tie-breaker, will be played at 15:30 (EET) on Thursday 12 February.

 

Standings after round-robin (W-L):
1. Russia 9-0 (To play China in 1v2 Page play-off)
2. China 7-2 (To play Russia in 1v2 Page play-off)
3. Finland 5-4 (To play Slovakia in 3v4 Page play-off)
4. Slovakia 5-4 (To play Finland in 3v4 Page play-off)
5. USA 4-5
6. Canada 4-5
7. Scotland 3-6 (To play Germany in tie-breaker. Loser relegated to WWhCQ*)
7. Germany 3-6 (To play Scotland in tie-breaker. Loser relegated to WWhCQ*)
9. Sweden 3-6 (Relegated to WWhCQ*)
10. Norway 2-6 (Relegated to WWhCQ*)

*WWhCQ – World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event

Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

Photos: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015


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Session 8 Round Up: Wednesday 11th February

USA 2, Scotland 4

Several teams are still in with a chance of qualifying for the play-offs, two of which are Scotland and the USA who both went head to head in session eight.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015Scotland needed a win to keep their play-off hopes alive and they achieved this as they edged their opponents 4-2 in a game which only included single point scores throughout.

After their win, Scotland skip Aileen Neilson said: “Coming out this morning we knew that we had to win, so we’re obviously delighted but it was still a close game. It went right down to nearly the last stone so we had to dig deep. We knew we had to put a win on the board and we’re so happy that we have!”

Results

Session 8: Norway 1, China 5;  USA 2, Scotland 4; Russia 10, Germany 1; Sweden 8, Finland 4; Canada 6, Slovakia 7

Standings after 8 sessions of play (W-L)

1. Russia 8-0  (Qualified for play-offs)
2. China 6-2 (Qualified for play-offs)
3. Canada 4-4
3. Finland 4-4
3. Slovakia 4-4
3. USA 4-4
7. Scotland 3-5
7. Sweden 3-5
9. Germany 2-6
9. Norway 2-6

Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

Photos: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015


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Session 7 Round Up: Tuesday 10th February

Scotland 5, Slovakia 6

Russia are the first team to qualify for the play-off stages of World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 being played at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

Scotland and Slovakia went into their afternoon game both looking to escape the relegation battle, with the three bottom teams from this year’s Championship being relegated to the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015It was the Eastern European team who took an early lead, with Slovakia up 4-0 after three ends.

Scotland then went ahead in the game after scoring two points in the fourth end before following that up with a steal of two points in the fifth end and a single point steal in the sixth end.

This wasn’t enough however as Slovakia took single points from the last two ends to win 6-5.

RESULTS
Session 6: Scotland 4, Canada 6; Slovakia 6, Sweden 4; USA 6, Finland 7; Russia 4, China 3; Germany 2, Norway 6.

Session 7: Finland 3, Russia 9; Germany 3, China 8; Canada 9, Norway 2; Scotland 5, Slovakia 6; Sweden 7, USA 6.

Standings after 7 sessions of play (W-L):
1. Russia 7-0 (Qualified for play-offs)
2. China 5-2
3. Canada 4-3
3. Finland 4-3
3. USA 4-3
6. Slovakia 3-4
7. Germany 2-5
7. Norway 2-5
7. Scotland 2-5
7. Sweden 2-5

Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

Photos: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015

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Session 6 Round Up: Tuesday 10th February

Scotland 4, Canada 6

Russia remain the only unbeaten team following six sessions of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 being played at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

They defeated China in the morning session of play to make it six wins from six games in the Championship.

Canada and Scotland still have one eye on reaching the play-offs as both went head to head in this session.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015In this game, Scotland led 3-2 by the fourth end break as fourth player Gregor Ewan made a draw into the house for two points in the second end, before they stole one point in the third end.

After the break Canada stole a single point in the fifth end before Scotland’s Gregor Ewan was light with his final draw in the sixth end to give up a single point steal.

Scotland then levelled the game in the seventh end, at 4-4 before Canada clinched victory with a score of two points in the eighth and final end.

Following their win, Canada skip Mark Ideson said: “It was a great game. We woke up this morning and regrouped after our tough loss yesterday afternoon but we were really close again – just on the wrong side of the dime. Scotland always play well and they always bring out the best in us. So it was a really well played game on both sides.”

RESULTS
Session 6: Scotland 4, Canada 6; Slovakia 6, Sweden 4; USA 6, Finland 7; Russia 4, China 3; Germany 2, Norway 6.

Standings after 6 sessions of play (W-L):
1. Russia 6-0
2. China 4-2
2. Finland 4-2
2. USA 4-2
5. Canada 3-3
6. Germany 2-4
6. Norway 2-4
6. Scotland 2-4
6. Slovakia 2-4
10. Sweden 1-5

Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

Photos: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015

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Session 5 Round Up: Monday 9th February

Scotland 2, Norway 6

Lohja, Finland – Russia remain the only undefeated team after five sessions of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 being played at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

Russia’s wins against Scotland and Sweden coupled with China’s first defeat means that they alone sit in first place in the standings after three days of play.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015Norway picked up their first win of the Championship against Scotland in what proved to be a close game.

Norway were ahead 2-1 by the fourth end break and after Scotland failed to remove a counting Norwegian stone in the eighth end, Norway closed out the game with a steal of two points to win 6-2.
RESULTS
Session 4: Russia 6, Scotland 3; China 3, USA 6; Germany 3, Slovakia 11; Canada 6, Sweden 4.

Session 5: China 8, Slovakia 3; Scotland 2, Norway 6; Sweden 3, Russia 5; Finland 7, Germany 1; USA 9, Canada 8.

Standings after 5 sessions of play (W-L):
1. Russia 5-0
2. China 4-1
2. USA 4-1
4. Finland 3-2
5. Canada 2-3
5. Germany 2-3
5. Scotland 2-3
8. Norway 1-4
8. Slovakia 1-4
8. Sweden 1-4

Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

Photos: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015

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Session 4 Round Up: Monday 9th February 

Russia 6, Scotland 3

Russia remain the only undefeated team after four sessions of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 being played at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

In the morning session of play, Russia’s win against Scotland, coupled with China’s loss to the USA meant that Russia sit alone in first place in the standings.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015However, they found it tough going in a tight game against Scotland, with the teams tied 2-2 at the fourth end break.

Russia then took their first advantage as skip Andrey Smirnov drew into an open house for two points in the fifth end.

Scotland fourth Gregor Ewan was too heavy with his final draw with his last stone in the next end as they only managed to take one point.

Russia’s Smirnov then made a hit for two points in the seventh end to extend their lead before Scotland conceded in the eighth end with the final score 6-3.

RESULTS

Session 4: Russia 6, Scotland 3; China 3, USA 6; Germany 3, Slovakia 11; Canada 6, Sweden 4.

Standings after 4 sessions of play (W-L):
1. Russia 4-0
2. China 3-1
2. USA 3-1
4. Canada 2-2
4. Finland 2-2
4. Germany 2-2
4. Scotland 2-2
8. Slovakia 1-3
8. Sweden 1-3
10. Norway 0-4

Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

Photos: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015

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Day 2 Round Up: Sunday 8th Feb

China and Russia are the only teams who remain unbeaten after three sessions of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 being played at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

Morning session: Scotland 6, Sweden 2

Despite the final scoreline, the Scotland versus Sweden game turned out to be a tight game.

WWHCC Sco v Swe Day 2Sweden opted to blank the first three ends as they looked for a big score. That came in the fourth end as skip Jalle Jungnell made a hit to score two points.

Scotland replied in the next end with a single point before stealing points in the next two ends to take the lead for the first time.

Sweden skip Jalle Jungnell wrecked on a guard with his last stone in the eighth end to give up another steal, this time of three points, to give Scotland their 6-2 win.

Evening session: China 6, Scotland 4

China kept their flawless record intact as the defeated Scotland in a tight game.

In the first end China skip HaiTao Wang tapped out a Scottish stone to score three points to take the lead, although Scotland did score three points to level the game at 4-4 in the fourth end.

In the second half of the game China scored two more points to win 6-4, their third win of the Championship so far.

RESULTS
Session 2: Slovakia 7, USA 9; Norway 3, Russia 8; Scotland 6, Sweden 2; Germany 6; Canada 4; Finland 4, China 8.

Session 3: Canada 8, Finland 3; Sweden 6, Germany 8; Norway 1, USA 10; China 6, Scotland 4; Slovakia 6, Russia 11.

Standings after 3 sessions of play (W-L):
1.China 3-0
1. Russia 3-0
3. Germany 2-1
3. Scotland 2-1
3. USA 2-1
6. Canada 1-2
6. Finland 1-2
6. Sweden 1-2
9. Norway 0-3
9. Slovakia 0-3

Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

Photos: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015

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Day 1 Round up: Saturday 7th Feb

Scotland 12, Germany 2

Scotland recorded the biggest win of the opening session of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 taking place at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland. They defeated Germany 12-2 which started off with a score of four points for the Scots.

By the fourth end break, Scotland were ahead 10-0 thanks to a combination of good play and German mistakes. Scotland eventually ran Germany out of stones after seven ends of play to take their first victory of the Championship.

Afterwards, Scotland skip Aileen Neilson said: “We’re certainly happy to come out and perform the way we know we can. We’ve been practicing hard and it’s good to get a win on the board in our first game.”

On starting the game so well, she added: “I think if we start well it really builds confidence. If it starts from the first stone then that can develop through. So getting those first few stones in the right place is really crucial and the guys followed it up and when we had to clear stones we were making peels and that’s important when you get a big lead like that. It’s easy for some teams if they get a lot of stones in play to crawl back so it’s really important that we kept it really clean and clear.”

Results, news and photos from throughout the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s official event website

The local organising committee, in cooperation with the Finnish Curling Association, will also be webstreaming some games.

RESULTS
Session 1: Sweden 7, Norway 6; Finland 11, Slovakia 8; China 8, Canada 3; USA 5, Russia 10; Scotland 12, Germany 2.
Standings after 1 session of play (W-L):
1.China 1-0
1. Finland 1-0
1. Russia 1-0
1. Scotland 1-0
1. Sweden 1-0
6. Canada 0-1
6. Germany 0-1
6. Norway 0-1
6. Slovakia 0-1
6. USA 0-1

Photo: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2015