Barr’s play-off hopes over at world curling championships

20 March 2014 / 09:21

Kerry Barr’s Scottish rink took Olympic silver medallists Sweden to an extra end as they suffered back-to-back defeats to end their hopes of a World Women’s Curling Championship play-off place in Canada.

Always a tough ask with a record of two wins and five defeats heading into day five, Barr battled valiantly against Margaretha Sigfridsson, who lost to fellow Scot Eve Muirhead in last year’s final.

However the Olympic silver-medal winning Swedish rink from Sochi 2014 had enough in that extra end to win 8-7 against Barr and her team of Rachael Simms, Rhiann Macleod and Barbara McPake.

With Sweden having the last stone advantage, Barr, who is playing as Muirhead missed the qualifying Scottish Championships, which clashed with the Olympics, was just too long with her final stone.

Earlier in the day Scotland lost 10-5 to Switzerland – Binia Feltscher scoring a game-changing five points in the fifth end to take an 8-2 lead that wouldn’t be surrendered.

Scotland now have two round-robin matches remaining at the World Women’s Curling Championships in Saint John with clashes against USA and Korea rounding off their campaign.

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