Scotland miss out on world medal

Bobby and Sophie Jackson on sweeping duty'Photo credit - WCF / Celine stucki
Bobby and Sophie Jackson on sweeping duty'Photo credit - WCF / Celine stucki

Stranraer Young Curler Bobby Lammie was disappointed not to get to the medal stages of last week’s world mixed curling championships in Berne, Switzerland.

Bobby, aged 18, was representing Scotland at the championships alongside Cameron Bryce, Katie Murray (whose dad Neil was brought up in Newton Stewart), and Sophie Jackson.

Scotland were unlucky to miss out on a quarter final place after a commanding week winning seven out of their eight games in the round robin stage in Group D.

Scotland were unfortunate to lose 6-4 to Switzerland in the quarter-final qualifying round.

This was to be a really close run affair with the teams trading the lead on a number of occasions throughout.

The Scots looked in a good shape as they moved into a 4-3 lead in the sixth end but Switzerland hit right back with a deuce of their own to swing the game back in their favour in the seventh.

Scotland still had the hammer though going into the eighth end and with Scotland lying one, Cameron Bryce, with the hammer, opted for a take out on a Swiss stone to try and take this game.

Unfortunately though it came up a bit wide and ended up promoting the Swiss stone, which resulted in a single for Switzerland and handing them the game with a final score of 6-4.

Norway went on to win gold at the inaugural World Mixed Curling Championship with a 5-3 victory over Sweden in Saturday afternoon’s gold medal final. China took bronze, beating Russia 5-4.

Wigtownshire curlers at Braehead Open today include Bobby, Gregor Cannon, Naomi Brown and Frazer Shaw.