SCOTS TUNE UP FOR SEMIS WITH WIN OVER HUNGARY

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A perfect performance from Jen Dodds, registering 100 per cent on the official match statistics, helped Scotland complete their round-robin campaign in style at the World Mixed Doubles Championships in Aberdeen, with a 7-4 win over Hungary. 

Partner Bruce Mouat was not far behind, his stats coming in at 93 per cent as they proved too strong for opponents they knew to be much better than their performances at this event have shown.

“We know that Hungary will always be tough opponents,” said Mouat, who is playing in his fifth World Mixed Doubles Championship.

“They maybe haven’t had their best week, but we were up for the challenge to finish off the group stages, so it was a good way to come out of a round-robin and into the play-offs.”

The Scots had gone into their final match knowing that they were certain to top Group A and go directly into the semi-final after easing past Korea earlier in the day, but the victory meant they finished with a superior win-loss record to second placed Canada.

And Dodds reckoned it had been ideal preparation for the knockout matches to come. 

“It’s just keeping the momentum going,” she said.

“We’ve got a lot of confidence in our play just now, so we wanted to come out and keep playing like we have over the last couple of games. We felt like we did that and it was good preparation for the play-offs, since Hungary are stiff opposition.

“You know they are never going to be far away with shots and they played really well, so we had to play some really clutch shots to get the win.”

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Scotland Schedule :

Monday 17 May
Scotland v Italy 7-4

Tuesday 18 May
Scotland v Australia 9-5
Scotland v Spain 9-1

Wednesday 19 May
Scotland v RCF 6-7
Scotland v Czech Republic 7-5

Thursday 20 May
Scotland v Germany 7-5 
Scotland v Canada 8-5

Friday 21 May
Scotland v Korea 9-1
Scotland v Hungary 7-4

Saturday 22 May
Qualification games – 10.00am
Semi final session 1 – 4.00pm
Semi final session 2 – 7.30pm

Sunday 23 May
Bronze medal game 10.00am
Gold medal game 3.00pm

*Broadcast games - https://www.youtube.com/c/WorldCurlingTV
Photos: WCF/Celine Stucki

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