Scotland and Sweden collect World Senior 2016 Gold medals

  • Scotland women collect WSCC 2016 Gold medals Photos: WCF / Céline Stucki

Scotland's women and Sweden's men are the new World Senior Curling Champions, following their Gold medal wins on Saturday (23 April) afternoon in the Karlstad Curling Club, in Karlstad, Sweden.

Having beaten Sweden by 8-6 after an extra end in the semi-final, the Scottish women – skip Jackie Lockhart, third Christine Cannon, second player Isobel Hannen and lead Margaret Richardson, supported by alternate Margaret Robertson – went all the way to an extra end again before they defeated Andrea Schoepp's Germany by 5-4. Earlier Germany had an 11-4 win over England.

In the women's Bronze game, Sweden beat England by 10-5.

The Swedish men – skip Mats Wrana, third player Mikael Hasselborg, second Anders Eriksson, and lead Gerry Wahlin, supported by alternate Lars Lindgren – had beaten Denmark by 7-1 in the semi-final in the morning session. They then went on to beat Canada by 7-4 to take Gold. Earlier the Canadians won their semi-final against Ireland by 7-3.

In the men's Bronze Medal Game, Ireland beat Denmark by 7-2.

They Said It

Jackie Lockhart; Scotland skip (after 5-4 Gold Medal Game win over Germany): “I'm so excited and it's fantastic. That was a tough game. Everybody played really well in the first half and then they picked up a two. I'm glad she left me a shot. I'm chuffed to bits, chuffed to bits!”

Gunilla Arfwidsson Edlund; Sweden skip (after 10-5 Bronze Medal Game win over England): “We are very, very happy. We really wanted that medal and the earlier match was so tight against Scotland, we could have won that. We played a good game but they were making draws all the time, so it was difficult.”

Mats Wrana; Sweden skip (after 7-4 Gold Medal Game win over Canada): “World Senior Champion... that sounds really nice to me. That was a really tough game. I think we were a little bit ahead of then for the whole game, but they came back and it was really close. This is the best thing I have ever done, it's really nice!”

Peter Wilson; Ireland skip (after 7-2 Bronze Medal Game win over Denmark): “I'm absolutely ecstatic for the boys and the team. To get a Bronze medal here is a great achievement. We were disappointed to lose this morning but we were against a top-class side in Canada. You come to the three-four play-off and the worst place to be is fourth – you go home with nothing. So, we were very up for being third.”


RESULTS

Women’s Gold Medal Game: Scotland 5-4 Germany
Men’s Gold Medal Game: Canada 4-7 Sweden
Women’s Bronze Medal Game: Sweden 10-5 England
Men’s Bronze Medal Game: Denmark 2-7 Ireland