Gangneung, Republic of Korea
Saturday 25 February 2017
Saturday (25 February) morning’s semi-final session saw one-sided games from the Scottish women in their 13-2 victory over Canada, as well as the Korean men in their 11-4 win over Scotland.
Taking advantage of the Page play-offs system’s second chance to reach the final, both winning teams will advance to their gold medal finals. The women’s game starts at 15.00 on Saturday and the men’s game begins at 14.00 on Sunday afternoon (26 February). All times are +9 Universal Coordinated Time>.
In the women’s semi-final, Canada played Scotland. The Scots led from the first end, taking three points. Canada scored a single point in the second end but it was Scotland who took two points in the third, stole four points in the fourth, three points in the fifth and an additional point in the sixth to make the score 13-1. Scotland had the clear lead, but Canada had one last effort in the seventh end, scoring a point. The eighth end went unscored and Scotland won, 13-2.
Canada will now play for the bronze medal in Saturday afternoon’s game against Korea, starting at 15.00.
The Korean men [pictured below, © Richard Gray] led the game against Scotland from the first end, scoring three points with a draw by skip Ki Jeong Lee. Scotland responded with two points in the second end, but it was Korea who took two points in the third and stole one in the fourth to make the score 6-2. A deciding factor in the game was when Korea took three more points in the sixth end to make the score 9-3. Scotland scored one more point in the seventh end to reduce Korea’s lead to 9-4. The hosts then took two final points in the eighth end to finish the game, 11-4.
The Scottish men will play Norway for the third time to decide the bronze medal winner. This game will be played on Sunday afternoon at 14.00.