Kelly Wood, Jackie Lockhart, Lorna Vevers and Lindsay Wood had won their way to the gold medal game at the Le Gruyere European Curling Championships. They played the mighty Sweden, skip Anette Norberg already had six European gold medals.
The Scotland team did not have a good game, they were not playing well enough to win this one. The end really started in the second end when Kelly was short with a draw to give Sweden two shots and a lead of three.
Scotland got the two back over ends three and four but Sweden went ahead again. The game was effectively over in the sixth, Sweden stole three shots when Kelly's last stone draw ran to the back of the house.
The Scots conceded on a score of 9/4 to Sweden after eight ends.
Sweden had the gold, Scotland silver and Denmark bronze.
The Czech Republic men and women won their second challenge games against Ireland and England, so the Czechs are safe in the World Championships.
Top: The European Champions from Sweden. Above: The Scots with their silver medals. L-R Hew Chalmers, Karen Addison, Lindsay Wood, Lorna Vevers, Jackie Lockhart and Kelly Wood.
Photos by Richard Gray. Report by Christine Stewart.
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