CURLING: USA improves to 3-3 with big win over Scotland at 2008 World Wheelchair Championship

Feb. 05, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 5, 2008 USA knocks off Scotland at 2008 World Wheelchair Championship (SURSEE, Switzerland)-Team USA improved to 3-3 after taking down Scotland 9-1 Tuesday morning at the 2008 World Wheelchair Championship. Augusto Perez (East Syracuse, N.Y.) and teammates James Pierce (North Syracuse, N.Y.), James Joseph (New Hartford, N.Y) and Jacqueline Kapinowski (Point Pleasant, N.J.) improved to 3-3 with today's win and will play Canada (5-1) in the afternoon session. Team USA got off to a great start against Scotland's Michael McCreadie rink by stealing six points in the first three ends. The Scottish team, which falls to 1-5 with the loss, only scored one in the fourth end and the Americans would score three more points to end the match. Canada and Korea both posted wins this morning as well to remain tied for first place at 5-1. The top four teams at the conclusion of the round robin will advance to the semifinals. Canada, which lost its opening match, has now won five straight games in convincing fashion. The U.S. concludes the round robin on Wednesday with games against Russia (1-5) and Switzerland (2-4). Games at the world wheelchair curling championship are six ends in length and no sweeping of the stone is allowed. Teams must consist of both men and women in order to be eligible. Line score: Scotland* 000 100 1 USA 222 012 9 *last stone in first end Standings: Canada 5-1 Korea 5-1 Italy 4-2 Norway 4-2 Sweden 3-3 USA 3-3 Japan 2-4 Switzerland 2-4 Scotland 1-5 Russia 1-5 USA Curling is sponsored by AIT Worldwide Logistics, AmerAust Technologies and Nike as well as by AT,T, General Motors, The Home Depot, and Bank of America through a joint marketing program with the U.S. Olympic Committee. (30) For more information: Terry Kolesar, USA Curling,, 715-344-1199, Ext. 202, or 608-338-9900 (cell).