This morning the alarm went off at 5.30a.m as the sound of a lonely train horn penetrated the room, it's the best alarm in the world, I just wish I could set it to my time.
But to the game, Gail, Lyndsay, Karen and Anne faced Switzerland this time. The Swiss dropped their opening game to Canada but have been winning ever since, don't forget skip Mirjam Ott has two Olympic silver medals in her trophy cabinet.
Switzerland roared into the lead with a three in end one, the Scots got one in the second and stole in the third but they were being outplayed throughout the game. Another three to Swizterland in end seven effectively ended the game but the Scots played on, running out of stones in the last end, Switzerland won the game 8/4.
In other games China gave Canada the fright of their lives. The game was tied after nine, Canada had last stone, China lay three but the front was open, Jennifer Jones overthrew her last stone China got two for the game 9/7 and are now the only unbeaten team.
You can find all the linescores and statistics here.
The webstreaming coverage of the WWCC2008 that is available to viewers in Europe, Japan, the United States and Canada is listed at: http://www.curltv.com/events/wcf/2008-womens-worlds-broadcast.php.
This, of course, is in addition to the TV coverage available, some of which (Eurosport and NHK Japan) is listed here: http://www.worldcurling.org/content/view/345.
The photo is of Bingyu Wang, skip of China, surrounded by Canadian media after her team beat Jennifer Jones' home side, the favourites! Pic by Hugh Stewart.
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