Canada sink plucky Scots for world title
Scotland's Tom Brewster arrived at the World Curling Championships with few expectations but leaves a disappointed silver medallist.
Brewster and his rink - Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow - came up just short against red-hot home favourites Canada in Regina.
Jeff Stoughton's team beat their rivals for the third time in a week but the scoreline, 6-5, was the closest of all those tussles.
Not that it made Brewster, who has long played second fiddle to leading Scottish skips David Murdoch and Hammy McMillan, feel any better on his 37th birthday.
"It's great to get silver but I am a wee bit disappointed," he admitted.
"I think we had a good chance but we just didn't pull it off - fair play to them they played great.
"It's been a fantastic championship in many ways and in two weeks I will look back and think 'brilliant'. But right now I'm just gutted."
Canada's victory was their 32nd since the championship began and Stoughton's second - although his first was back in 1996.
"It's unbelievable," he said.
"It's not going to sink in for a couple of weeks I think. The guys played wonderfully well.
"It's hard to compare to my first world title because it was such a long time ago I can barely remember it."
Elsewhere, Sweden's Niklas Edin beat Norway's Thomas Ulsrud to win bronze.
He said: "This is only our third year together and just after one and half seasons we played the Olympics.
"That was a bit too soon and we knew that. We still had a good chance of the bronze medal but we didn't get it there. So we said if we could pick up a medal here it would be as great as winning gold."