Sunday, April 09, 2006

Scotland Wins The Worlds

Scotland defeated Canada to win the 2006 World Men's Curling Championship. Although it looked as if Canada was outcurling Scotland through much of the game, in the end Scotland made shots when it counted and Canada didn't. But it was a close and exciting game, and Team Canada played very well. Also, Menard handled himself with poise and grace.

Now it is time to admit I was wrong. I picked Finland to win, but not by much, and I realized their chances of winning were greatly diminished when their skip injured his wrist. I also picked the US to finish ahead of Canada, but they seemed to falter during the second half of the tournament.

Congratulations to Team Scotland. They took two out of three matches against Team Canada. Look for many more close matches between these two rinks in the future.


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