After 18 sessions of round-robin play at the World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2022 being held in the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland, six teams have progressed to the play-off stage.
In Group A, Hungary topped the table with a record of six wins and two losses and progress to the semi-finals.
Sweden secured second place in Group A while Italy claimed third place and the last remaining play-off spot. Both Sweden and Italy finished with five wins and three losses, however, Sweden took second place due to their head-to-head record with Italy.
In Group B, Norway topped the table with a record of seven wins and one loss and progress directly to the semi-finals.
Latvia secured second place in Group B, with a five win, three loss record, while United States claimed third place. United States finished the round robin with four wins and four losses and were tied with three other teams on that record. However, United States had defeated all three other teams and took the important third play-off place from the group on their head-to-head record.
The Qualification round will take place tonight (Wednesday 4 May) at 20:00 and will featured Sweden versus United States in the A2vB3 game. At the same time, Latvia will face Italy in the B2vA3 game.
The winner of the A2vB3 game will go on to face Norway in one semi-final on Thursday (5 May) morning at 10:00. The winner of the B2vA3 game will face Hungary at the same time.
The semi-final winners will then play for the gold medals and inaugural World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles title at 16:00 on Thursday. At the same time, the semi-final losers will compete for the bronze medals.
The local organisers have set up basic streaming of select games from the championship. More information can be found at https://wcf.co/3vx75yb
All times are Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) which is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +3 hours.
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