Canada frustrate Scotland in Regina
Tom Brewster blamed himself as Scotland failed to book a final spot at the World Curling Championships in Regina at the first time of asking, losing 5-2 to home favourites Canada.
Reigning champions Canada headed into this play-off game off the back of their first defeat of the tournament, a 7-6 reverse to Norway.
But Jeff Stoughton put that behind him to down former junior world champion Brewster and is now just one game away from his second world title.
Canada shot out of the blocks and went two up in the second end, only for Scotland to level the tie after five.
But that was as good as it got for Brewster who made errors in both the eighth and ninth ends to hand the victory and a final spot to Stoughton.
While Canada can prepare for the final, Scotland await the winner of Sweden and Norway to see who they will face in their semi-final, and Brewster is chomping at the bit to get another crack at the hosts.
“I’m angry at myself, we had a chance there,” he said. “I hope we have a chance to get back at these guys.
“We played some good curling, but we certainly gave them a better game than the first time around when we lost 7-3.
“Let’s be honest, it would have been good to win that, but the most important one is the next one.
“Let’s hope we get another crack at them. We’ll be trying everything to make sure we do.”