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Torino Paralympics
Gold Medal Game  -  Shot by Shot
Canada - Great Britain
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Match summary. Both sides played well with the hammer and both missed straightforward last rock shots to increase their score.

A heavy draw through a port that tapped his own shot stone out of the rings cost Canada a point in the 3rd, when the entire 8 foot on the right side of the sheet was open to a draw.

A Frank Duffy miss on an open draw to the 8 foot in the 4th cost a point, and a failure to guard the four foot allowed a delicate raise by Daw that scored 3 in the 5th.

But the 6th end will give both skips nightmares. Canada were outplayed in the final end - up to the last rock. GB had played the first 5 ends respecting Canada's reputation as a hitting team. With a 2 point deficit after 5 they had to get rocks into the house, and when they did they had Canada on the run. Facing 3 with his last stone, Canada skip Daw could do no better than draw to the 4 foot. Frank Duffy had an open hit to win the Gold. Here's how it unfolded.

Canada
Lead SG Sonja Gaudet
2nd GC Gary Cormack
3rd GA Gerry Austgarden
Skip CD Chris Daw

Great Britain
Lead AM Angie Malone
2nd TK Tom Killin
3rd MM Michael McCreadie
Skip FD Frank Duffy

Canada opened the game with last rock by virtue of their superior round robin record and played the yellow stones.

End 1

AM 1 - the first stone came into the house top 12 - GB sit 1

SG 2 - missed take out, stone went through the house - GB sit 1

AM 3 - attempted centre line guard over-curls leaving shot stone open - GB sit 1

SG 4 - take out hit and roll top 12- Canada sit 1

TK 5 - draw back 4 - GB sit 1

GC 6 - hit and stick on the button - Canada sit 1

TK 7 - tap of shot stone to back 12 - GB sit 1 on button

GC 8 - hit on shot stone and roll behind cover - Canada sit 3

MM 9 - draw is heavy to back 12 - pushing out 3rd shot stone - Canada sit 2

GA 10 draw top 12 - Canada sit 3

MM 11 take out wrecks on guard - Canada sit 3

GA 12 attempted tap back of stone sitting centre line top 12 comes up short just biting 12 - Canada sit 3

FD 13 - double takeout - shot stone sitting 3rd shot top 12 - Canada sit 1

CD 14 - plays hit of 3rd shot rather than draw, avoiding possible GB tap back but his nose hit leaves Canada still sitting just 1 with 3 yellow rocks sitting bunched top 12 near the centreline - Canada sit 1

FD 15 - attempted triple take out only removes 3rd shot stone and stays as 2nd shot - Canada sit 1

CD 16 - draw to 8 foot for second point

Score after 1 end Canada 2 - GB 0


2nd end

SG 1 - draw goes through the house

AM 2 - draw to back 12 - GB sits 1

SG 3 - hit and roll to centre line back 12 - Canada sits 1

AM 4 - draw centre line top 8 - GB sits 1

GC 5 - flashed on missed takeout - GB sits 1

TK 6 - centreline guard - GB sits 1

GC 7 - peeled guard but rolled for corner guard - GB sits 1

TK 8 - replaced centre line guard - GB sits 1

GA 9 - peeled guard - GB sits 1

MM 10 - attempted guard comes back 12 - GB sits 1

GA 11 double takeout misses and goes through house - GB sits 1

MM 12 draw to 8 - GB sits 2

CD 13 triple gets crowd roaring - moves 3 GB stones to sit shot but in the open - Canada sits 1

FD 14 tap of shoot stone out of rings - GB sits 3

CD 15 - attempted double takeout takes just one and shooter rolls out - GB sits 2

FD 16 open draw to the rings to score 3 for GB

Score after 2 end Canada 2 - Great Britain 3


3rd end

AM 1 - centre line front stone

SG 2 - draw goes through the house

AM 3 - draw top 12 has perfect weight but doesn't quite curl enough to be guarded - GB sits 1

SG 4 - missed take-out goes through rings - GB sits 1

TK 5 - centreline guard still leaves shot stone open - GB sits 1

GC 6 - attempted hit on shot stone in rings ends up being a double raise takeout of shot stone, but leaves a GB stone top 12 guarded by the shooter on centre line - GB still sitting 1

TK 7 - guard on centreline - GB sits 1

GC 8 attempted peel of centre guard goes wide but takes out corner front stone - GB sits 1

MM 9 - draw hits Canadian front stone short of rings and rolls to centre line- GB sits 1

GA 10 - long runback of Canadian stone chips shot stone out of rings leaving empty house

MM 11 draw to button -  GB sits 1

GA 12 double peel of centreline guards - GB sits 1

FD 13 - draw to 4 foot GB sits 2 but stones adjacent

CD 14 - hit and roll to button behind cover doubled out both GB stones - Canada sits 1

FD 15 - attempted draw to button rubs guard - Canada sits 1

CD 16 - could choose to draw to 8 foot with right side of rings wide open - but chooses to go throw in-turn through port and and taps own shot stone out of rings - Canada score 1

Score after 3 Canada 3 - Great Britain 3


4th end

SG 1 - centre line front stone

AM 2 - corner front stone

SG 3 - attempted come-around is short - level with centre line stone

AM 4 - very short corner front stone to opposite side

GC 5 - short centre line front stone

TK 6 - draw through port to top 12 - GB sits 1

GC 7 - draw goes through house - GB sits 1

TK 8 - attempt to follow his previous rock crashes on guard - GB sits 1

GA 9 - attempted tap back of front stone is light - GB sits 1

MM 10 - double takeout of guards moves just 1 - GB sits 1

GA 11 - draw to 4 foot - Canada sits 1

MM 12 - hit and stick on shot stone - GB sits 2

CD 13 - draw taps shot stone to back 8 Canada sits 1

FD 14 - draw chips shot stone to back 12 but shooter rolls out - GB sits 1 but Canada has second shot buried

CD 15 - attempted hit on shot stone back 8 crashes on guards -GB sits 1

FD 16 - draw to 8 foot for second shot goes wide - GB scores just 1

Score after 4 Canada 3 - Great Britain 4


5th end

AM 1 - centre line stone just over hogline

SG 2 - corner front stone

AM 3 - attempted come-around rubbed on centre guard and becomes a corner

SG 4 - draw goes through the house

TK 5 - draw to centreline back 8 - GB sits 1

GC 6 - freeze to shot stone back 4 - Canada sits 1

TK 7 - freeze to shot stone onto button - GB sits 1

GC 8 - freeze to shot stone on button - Canada sits 1

MM 9 - freeze attempt heavy and ticks shot stone to pin, rolling out Canada sits 1

GC 10 - guard didn't curl enough - shot stone open - Canada sits 1

MM 11 - draw to button GB sits 1

GA 12 - draw to button tapping shot stone back -Canada sits 2

FD 13 - draw wrecks on guard -Canada sits 2

CD 14 - heavy draw onto button doesn't curl enough to tap GB's 3rd shot stone off button - Canada sits 2

FD 15 - wrecks again on guard - Canada sits 2

CD 16 - draw to button pushes back GB third shot - Canada scores 3

Score after 5 end Canada 6 - Great Britain 4


6th end

SG 1 - throw through

AM 2 - corner front stone

SG 3 - throw through

AM 4 - corner front stone

GC 5 - peeled front stone

TK 6 - draw back 8 behind guard - GB sits 1

GC 7 - peeled guard GB sits 1

TK 8 - draw biting top 12 GB sits 2

GA 9 - missed takeout goes through house

MM 10 - draw goes deep setting up a double - GB sits 3

GA 11 - attempted double hits back stone and rolls out GB still sits 2

MM 12 - draw biting top 8 GB sits 3

CD 13 - hit and roll on GB stone back 8 rolls out - GB sits 2

FD 14 - draw back 8 - - GB sits 3

CD 15 - facing 3 draws to 4 foot sitting open

FD 16 - misses open hit to give up steal of 1

Final score Canada 7 - Great Britain 4

   
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