The United States team beat Scotland 6-5 in the exciting and closely fought final of the World Curling Championships in Duluth, Minnesota, on Sunday (28 March).
MV Scotland move stone PULL BACK TO GV
MV U.S.A. skip moves stone and players brush stone past target area (2 shots)
CU Canadian sign on wall PAN TO audience
LV Scotland throws stone and players brush stone over target
LV U.S.A. throw stone and players sweep stone along
LV Scotland throws and knock U.S. stone off target (3 shots)
LV Scotland throws and overshoot target with U.S.A. audience applauding (2 shots)
LV Scotland overshoots and U.S. team embraces
GV Crowd applauds and U.S. flag waved (2 shots)
MV Skip of winning team presented with silver broom.
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Background: The United States team beat Scotland 6-5 in the exciting and closely fought final of the World Curling Championships in Duluth, Minnesota, on Sunday (28 March).
The match was the climax of a series of round-robin games in which teams from Scotland, Canada, The U.S., Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, France, Germany, Italy and Denmark took part in playing the game that is described as "bowls on ice".
As well as the glory of being world champions the winning team received the coveted Air Canada Silver Broom trophy.
A record crowd saw the two teams start the game ut by the finish of he first end there was no score. However, with some brilliant moves by the U.S. players the local team drew ahead 2-0 at the close of the second end.
In the third end Scotland scored their first point and in the fourth the U.S. picked up another two.
In the fifth end the Scot's skip, (Captain) Bill Muirhead. Brought his stone up the ice and into the target area making the score 4-2.
In an exciting sixth end the U.S. skip, Bruce Roberts, missed two shots which Scotland capitalised on and gained two more points bringing the score to 4 all.
The seventh end saw the U.S. miss another two but they managed to remedy the situation as the game progressed and picked up another point. Then in the eighth Muirhead again scored for Scotland bringing the two teams into a deadlock again 5 all.
Roberts in the ninth end purposely threw the stone through the target to gain the last stone advantage for the tenth and last end.
With the score tied the crowd was in a frenzy with opposing supporters loudly barracking for their team.
Right to the ed the game could have gone either way but then Muirhead threw his last stone and overshot giving the final point to the U.S. 6-5.
SYNOPSIS: Duluth, in the state of Minnesota, United States and the U.S. and Scotland line up for the finals of the world Curling Championships.
The match was the climax of a week-long series during which teams from Scotland, Canada, U.S.A., Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, France, Germany, Italy and Denmark played in a round robin competition to get to the finals.
At the close of the first end there was no score but in the second end the U.S. team under skip, Bruce Roberts, surged ahead and picked up two points.
Scotland won a point int eh third end after missing a chance for two when Scottish skip, Bill Muirhead, failed to clear a U.S. stone lying near the target area.
A record crowd attended the final and there was enthusiastic support from opposing supporters throughout the match.
At the start of the tenth and final end the teams were tied with 5 each. As the game progressed it still looked like anyone's game. Then the Scottish skip, attempting his last throw, overshot and gave victory to the U.s. team.
The Americans were ecstatic with their win.
And after they had calmed down it was time for skip, Bruce Roberts, to receive the coveted Air Canada Silver Broom - the world's top curling award.