Scotland beat Denmark by 11-2 on Wednesday morning, a fifth win that preserves their unbeaten record, to become the first women’s team to qualify for the play-offs in the World Senior Championships.
Later, their rivals in Group A, Canada, beat Czech Republic by 10-1. It means that Canada now also proceed to the play-offs.
With one more qualification place available from the group, Ireland aided their cause with a 13-0 win over Italy. Now Ireland sit in third place on the group, after 18 sessions of round-robin play.
In women’s Group B, Switzerland won over England by 7-2, while Latvia’s 4-10 loss to Finland mean that the Swiss and Latvia are locked together at the top of the group.
United States kept themselves in the play-off hunt with a 9-4 win over Lithuania.
In men’s Group A, group joint leaders Canada and United States remain at the top, on four wins and no losses.
In the only Group A game to take place in this period, Finland beat Turkey by 8-2.
Sweden were 7-5 winners over Czech Republic to stay on top of Group B, on five wins and no losses. With this record, Sweden secured themselves a play-off spot.
Behind them, Switzerland had two wins to stay in second place, beating England by 10-2 and then Ireland by 7-5.
Also in Group B, Czech Republic had earlier beaten Hungary by 8-5. The Hungarians later suffered a second defeat, going down by 5-11 to Norway.
In men’s Group C, Germany won over Latvia by 15-1, and followed that up with a 16-3 victory over Nigeria. These results mean that Germany qualified for the play-offs.
Other results in Group C included Denmark’s 9-8 win over New Zealand, and Scotland’s 8-7 win over Denmark. This was the Scots’ second extra-end victory in the event and it also qualified them for the play-offs.
All the results of the championships can be found here.
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