Standings after 6 sessions:
Women Session 6:
DEN-CAN 4-5, SWE-CHN 6-4, GBR-JPN 4-11, SUI-RUS 8-5
Women Session 5:
GER-GBR 4-7, RUS-USA 4-6, CHN-DEN 11-1
It took all the way to an extra end in Friday evening’s sixth session of women’s play, but Canada’s Cheryl Bernard maintained her unbeaten record with a hard-fought 5-4 win over Denmark.
Sweden’s Anette Norberg, who, like Canada, remains unbeaten, won her game against Bingyu Wang, and the People’s Republic of China team, by 6-4.
Following her 7-4 win in Session 5 earlier in the day over reigning European champions Germany skipped by Andrea Schoepp, Britain’s Eve Muirhead lost out by 4-11 to Japan’s Moe Meguro on Friday evening.
This result means that Britain and China are now tied on three wins and two losses each behind Canada and Sweden.
Germany and Japan sit on two wins each, with both still capable of mounting a charge for a semi-final slot.
In Friday’s morning session, USA’s Debbie McCormick grabbed her first win of the event so far, beating a re-cast Russian side, now skipped by Anna Sidorova, by 6-4.
Then, having not played in session 5, Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott recorded her first win from four starts on Friday evening, beating the Russian Federation by 8-5.
Denmark and the Russian Federation have also just gathered one win so far, and both now prop up the table with four losses, one more than Switzerland and USA.