Scotland’s Wheelchair Curlers secure last-four place

Wheelchair Curling World Championship winners 2017

Scotland have reached the final play-offs at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Gangneung, South Korea, where they will face Russia in Friday’s play-offs with the winner going straight through to the gold-medal match.

The Scottish team consist of Aileen Neilson, Rob McPherson, Gregor Ewan and Hugh Nibloe – led by Sheila Swan – beat Germany 6-3 in their last round-robin match on Thursday.  The result secured second place in the overall standings behind Russia, to whom they lost 8-7 earlier in the competition.

The losers will have a second chance to reach the final against the winners of the play-off between third and fourth.

The Scots, who accrue qualification points for Great Britain during the Paralympic cycle, have already qualified a team to represent Great Britain at the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, which start in exactly a year’s time.

They finished the round-robin phase with six wins from their nine games, losing to Canada and the USA, as well as Russia.

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