Ewan MacDonald expressed his determination to end his campaign at the World Men’s Curling Championships on a high after another day of winning once and losing once.
MacDonald took his Scottish rink’s record in Beijing to three victories and six defeats after beginning the fifth day with a 6-4 loss to Norway and ending it with a 7-5 triumph over Russia.
Scotland cannot now advance out of the round-robin stage and into the play-offs with their final two games coming against Canada and Germany in the Far East.
That means a year after Scotland won the women’s world title with Eve Muirhead’s rink and bronze at the men’s championships with David Murdoch’s team they’ll have a medal in neither in 2014.
Kerry Barr finished tenth at the women’s worlds in Canada but MacDonald wants to restore some pride for his rink by ending their tournament in Beijing with three straight wins.
“We played well there, so we’ll go and look at the things we did right and what we did wrong too, and concentrate on the good stuff and try to bring that to the next two games,” said MacDonald.
“At the end of the day it’s the World Championship so you’re always going to be up for it. We’re just trying to get as many wins as we can and get back a bit of pride.
“We’re here with Scotland on our back and we want to win as many games as we can. It’s been a really disappointing week but now it’s just about trying to finish on a positive note.”
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