Bronze medals for Scotland at 361º World Men’s Curling Championship 2018

  • © WCF / Richard Gray

Scotland beat Korea by 11-4 to take bronze medals on Sunday (8 April) afternoon at the 361° World Men’s Curling Championship in the Orleans Arena, in Las Vegas, United States.

The medal winning team are skip Bruce Mouat, third Grant Hardie, second Bobby Lammie, lead Hammy McMillan and alternate Ross Paterson. This is the first World Men’s Curling Championship medal for Scotland since 2013.

Korea had a 2-1 lead after two ends but, in the third end, Scotland’s skip Bruce Mouat played a tap-up on one of his own stones to score three points and take the lead, at 4-2.

In a game-turning fifth end, an attempted draw by Korea’s skip ChangMin Kim crashed on a front stone and slipped out of position, letting Scotland steal four points and take a 10-2 lead.

After this ,Scotland drew for another point in the seventh end and with both teams aware of the inevitable result, they played out a light-hearted obligatory eighth end – with a variety of crowd-pleasing ‘alternative’ deliveries – that concluded with Kim drawing directly onto the button to score one point then shake hands to concede, with a final score of 11-4 to Scotland.

Defending champions Canada now face Olympic silver medallists Sweden in the gold medal final on Sunday evening. The game is live on national broadcasters and World Curling TV at 17:00 (Pacific Standard Time).

They said it

Bruce Mouat; skip, Scotland (after 11-4 bronze medal game win over Korea): “It feels right. I think we had a really good week and we really stuck in after a tough loss yesterday, so it feels really good to come away with a medal.

“In the third end we just had to play the right weight and both of the boys had a great sweep – it was brilliant. This is really special for me, so to join the other Scottish medallists is class. I’m really proud of my team. Last night’s loss was difficult to take but we knew we had a good chance for a medal. For my first world championship I’m happy with a bronze.”

Bronze medal game result: Scotland 11-4 Korea

Standings after bronze medal game

SF-W Sweden 12-1
SF-W Canada 10-3
B Scotland 12-2
Korea 8-7
Norway 7-6
United States 6-7
Switzerland 6-6
Russia 5-7
Italy 5-7
Netherlands 4-8
Japan 3-9
China 3-9
Germany 1-11

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