Seven junior men's teams share the top spot in the rankings

  • Switzerland are one of the seven teams tied at the top of the table Photo © WCF / Marissa Tiel

Both Canada and Switzerland gave up their unbeaten records in Monday evening's third session of men's round-robin play.

Scotland beat Canada by 10-7, stealing three points for the win in the tenth end, and Sweden were 5-4 winners over the Swiss, thanks to a last stone draw by their skip Rasmus Wraana. This means that seven teams now share the same won two, lost one record together at the top of the rankings.

To join this top group, Russia beat Norway by 8-2, keeping the Norwegians on just one win.

Two games in this session finished early, both with a 9-2 score-line, as Turkey beat Korea and USA were winners over Denmark, results that mean Korea and Denmark are still looking for their first wins while Turkey and the Danes complete the top group.

They Said It:

Timur Gadzhikhanov (fourth player, Russia) after 8-2 win over Norway: "We did not concentrate enough when we lost against Turkey this morning, but tonight was a good game for us. But we need to play a lot better if we are to do well against great teams like Canada or Sweden who are in really good shape, so we need to play better."

Rasmus Wranaa (skip, Sweden) after a 5-4 win over Switzerland: "That was a big win! There were a lot of misses and it was important that we won after losing this morning. Being on 2-1 feels a whole lot better than being on 1-2."

RESULTS - Junior men session 3:

Canada 7 - 10 Scotland; Switzerland 4 - 5 Sweden; Turkey 9 - 2 Korea; USA 9 - 2 Denmark; Norway 2 - 8 Russia.

STANDINGS - Junior men after 3 sessions (W-L):

Canada (2-1)
Russia (2-1)
Scotland (2-1)
Switzerland (2-1)
Sweden (2-1)
Turkey (2-1)
USA (2-1)
Norway (1-2)
Denmark (0-3)
Korea (0-3)