Denmark record their first win of the championship

  • Denmark junior men pick up their first win Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

Denmark beat Turkey by 6-4 in Wednesday morning's fifth session of men's round-robin play to record their first win so far. Meanwhile Scotland, Switzerland and USA also won to keep themselves in joint top spot.

Denmark stated well against Turkey, scoring three in the first end, but the rest of the game was close until eventually, despite stealing one point in the tenth end, the Turks had to accept defeat.

Both Scotland and Canada had comfortable six-end wins, the Scots beat Sweden by 9-2 while Canada opened with a score of four points in the first end on their way to a 12-2 win.

Switzerland also had cause to be glad of a good start - scoring three in the first end in a tight game that featured four blank ends. In the tenth end, the Swiss restricted Russia to scoring just one point to seal their 5-3 victory.

In the fifth game of the session, USA had to come back from giving their opponents Norway a steal of three points in the first end. However, they stole two points in the final end when a Norwegian raise angle take-out attempt did not work out to finish off a 9-6 win.

They Said It:

Tobias Thune (skip, Denmark) after 6-4 win over Turkey: "We're happy to win - at last - and I hope that we will improve for the next couple of games. It's nice to have a win on the board. Winning the rest of the matches might help us avoid relegation. It's nice to be representing Denmark in Denmark and some of the guys are representing Denmark for the first time, so it's fun."

Matt Dunstone (skip, Canada) after 12-2 win over Korea: "It's obviously good to get back on to it and hopefully we'll get back onto a winning streak now. We've been struggling a bit, but today we were making the easy shots. The field is really deep this year, it's a strong field, especially in the top half. If we want to be there we need to play like we did today and get some consistency."

RESULTS - Junior men session 5:

USA 9 - 6 Norway; Denmark 6 - 4 Turkey; Switzerland 5 - 3 Russia; Scotland 9 - 2 Sweden; Korea 2 - 12 Canada.

STANDINGS - Junior men after 5 sessions (W-L):

Scotland (4-1)
Switzerland (4-1)
USA (4-1)
Canada (3-2)
Russia (3-2)
Norway (2-3)
Sweden (2-3)
Turkey (2-3)
Denmark (1-4)
Korea (0-5)