Scotland and USA win again to remain top of the table

  • Scotland win again to hold joint top spot with USA Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

After Wednesday evening's sixth session of men's round-robin play, Scotland and USA remain tied at the top if the rankings, with Canada and Switzerland hard on their heels in joint third place.

The Scots faced Korea and won by 10-3 in just eight ends, finishing with a score of three. The USA faced Russia and eventually ran the Russians out of stones in the tenth end for their 5-3 win.

Meanwhile Canada completed a comeback from two straight losses with their second win of the day, beating Denmark by 9-1 in just six ends.

Switzerland slipped back off the joint top perch when Norway beat them by 6-3 and, in the fifth game of the session, Sweden beat Turkey by 7-2, scoring four in the eighth end after Turkey had blanked the first four ends.

They Said It:

Bruce Mouat (skip, Scotland) after 10-3 win over Korea: "It's been a really good day, the guys have played really well, so we're happy. We're just going to try to keep the same routine - stay relaxed and come out shooting for the next two days. It feels pretty good. I was getting some really good shots from the guys and they were setting me up for twos, so it was good."

Matt Dunstone (skip, Canada) after 9-1 win over Denmark: "That keeps us in contention here. It's a big bounce-back day for us after two straight losses, so to come back with two wins, it's obviously a big day for us. We just need to stick to our routine, just stick to what we've been doing. We talked about that after our two losses. We can't control the win/losses but we can control our own rocks."

RESULTS - Junior men session 6:

Denmark 1 - 9 Canada; Norway 6 - 3 Switzerland; Korea 3 - 10 Scotland; Russia 3 - 5 USA; Sweden 7 - 2 Turkey.

STANDINGS - Junior men after 6 sessions (W-L):

Scotland (5-1)
USA (5-1)
Canada (4-2)
Switzerland (4-2)
Norway (3-3)
Russia (3-3)
Sweden (3-3)
Turkey (2-4)
Denmark (1-5)
Korea (0-6)