Scotland Bronzed!

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Story and Photographs by Glenn Ivens (ISN)

April 7, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Scotland’s Dave Murdoch came for Gold but is going home with Bronze. After a disappointing 8-6 loss to Canada in the Semi Final last night Scotland rebounded this morning with a 7-6 win over Denmark.

The mostly Scottish cheering crowd of 3736 would have plenty to cheer about at the teams seesawed back and forth throughout the game.

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Looking for devine intervention or reviewing a shot on the scoreboard? Scotland’s Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow look overhead during Bronze medal action at the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria, BC. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

Scotland, opening with the hammer scored 2 in the 1st end to take an early lead. Denmark chose to blank the next 3 ends before tieing the game with a pair in the 5th.

The teams would exchange deuces in the 6th and 7th ends to keep the game knotted at 4-4 before Scotland broke it open in the 8th with a score of 3.

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Denmark’s Rasmus Stjerne calls to his sweepers during the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship Bronze medal game at Victoria’s Save On Foods Memorial Centre. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

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Team Scotland gather arond the rings to decide their best course of action during Bronze medal game of the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria, BC. (photo by Glenn Ivens -ISN)

Denmark would battle back in the 9th thanks to a spectacular shot by skip Rasmus Stjerne. Facing 3, Stjerne took dead aim and cleared the house of Scottish stones to trail by 1 going into the 10th.

Scotland would make no mistakes, clearing out any guards that Denmark put up and with his last rock skip Murdoch sealed the victory by clearing the house of stones.

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Denmark’s Rasmus Stjern and Scotland’s Dave Murdoch get vocal during the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship Bronze medal game in Victoria. BC. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

Scotland’s Michael Goodfellow was on fire curling at 99%, while the Scottish team was at 89%, Troels Harry lead the Denmark team with 94% while the team was 86% for the day.

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Scotland celebrate after their 7-6 victory over Denmark in the Bronze medal game of the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championhip in Victoria, BC. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN) 

The Gold medal game is set to go at 4pm where Canada’s Brad Jacobs, looking for it’s 4th consecutive World Championship, will take to the ice against Sweden’s Niklas Edin. Edin, who got out to a slow start before scorching into the finals, is coming off a 1st place finish at the Victoria Curling Classic 2 weeks ago.

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