First Day of Ford Women’s World Curling Championships 2016

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Scotland’s Team Muirhead lost 5-3 to Olympic silver medallists Team Sigfridsson from Sweden in their first game of the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships which got underway in Swift Current, Canada, last night.

After two blanked ends at the start of the match, Team Muirhead were the first to claim a single in the third, however the Swedes responded with a two at the fifth end followed by a single in the next which was enough of a margin to stay ahead of the Scots despite them exchanging singles over the final four ends.

Team Muirhead’s Coach David Hay said after their opening game, “It is always a tight game against the top teams and Sweden played well. The team had chances to get in front but did not make enough shots down the stretch.”

British Curling’s Head of Coaching Tony Zummack added, “Day one is about getting in the competitive environment and learning about all the variables in the building. The team looked comfortable with the ice and stones and that is important going into the rest of the week.”

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Photos: Tom J Brydone.

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