WMDCC 2016: Day six round-up

  • Alexander Krushelnitskiy sweeping for Russia WCF / Richard Gray

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 continues today (Thursday 21 April) in Karlstad, Sweden. This is the ninth edition of this championship and the first time that teams will be playing for Olympic Qualification Points. A record of 42 Mixed Doubles teams are competing.

This live blog page will be updated throughout the first day of action...

Tie-Breakers: Post Round-robin teams set


Three tie-breaker games were played this evening to fill the remaining three positions in the post round-robin stage of the competition.

In the tie-breakers Ireland defeated Italy 8-7, Bulgaria claimed a 5-4 victory over Poland and Scotland defeated Czech Republic 6-5 after an extra end of play.

These results mean that Austria and Scotland progress directly to the 1/8 final section of post round-robin play with the best draw shot challenge (DSC) scores of the six third placed teams.

The remaining teams play later this evening (2100 CET) in qualification games for the last two play-off spots. These qualification games will feature Ireland v Turkey and Denmark v Bulgaria.

RESULTS, tie-breakers

Italy 7-8 Ireland; Bulgaria 5-4 Poland; Czech Republic 5-6 Scotland

S26: Round-robin concludes in Karlstad


After 26 sessions of round-robin play, the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 moves to a session of tiebreaker games and then qualification games. These will take place at 17.45 and 21.00 respectively (both are Central European Summer Time).

Korea qualified for the play-offs during this session with a 9-5 win over Austria. Canada completed the round-robin undefeated, beating Australia 13-1, while a 13-2 win for China over Ireland saw them secure a place in the play-offs.

Italy’s win over Serbia by 12-3 in seven ends, was enough to secure them a tiebreaker with Ireland later today. Finally, Lithuania beat Germany 7-6 in an extra end,


Upcoming fixtures

Tiebreakers: Poland v Bulgaria; Italy v Ireland; Czech Republic v Scotland


RESULTS, session 26

Lithuania 7-6 Germany; Korea 9-5 Austria; Italy 12-3 Serbia; Canada 13-1 Australia; Ireland 2-13 China.


Photo below: Korea in action against Austria
WCF / Hamish Irvine

S25: Extra end win secures Denmark a post round-robin game


Denmark and Netherlands played each other in Thursday’s (21 April) 25th session of round-robin play, with the result having connotations for a series of teams.

Firstly, if Denmark won they would ensure themselves at least a qualification game for the play-offs, but if they lost Netherlands would have won their first game at this championship and Spain – who beat Belarus in this session by 10-4 – would have had a chance to qualify, with a tiebreaker game against Denmark.

However, Denmark won the game 8-6 in an extra-end to keep their hopes of Olympic Qualification Points and medals alive.

Meanwhile, England beat turkey 8-2 to secure a play-off place amongst the last 16 teams. Scotland beat Brazil 12-2, with this results setting them up for a tiebreaker with Czech Republic. Finally, Finland won against Slovenia 12-8.


RESULTS, session 25

England 8-2 Turkey; Netherlands 6-8 Denmark; Brazil 2-12 Scotland; Slovenia 8-12 Finland; Belarus 4-10 Spain


Mikael Qvist competing for Denmark
WCF / Hamish Irvine

S24: Russia and Estonia qualify as USA complete round-robin undefeated


Russia and Estonia have qualified for this evening’s and tomorrow’s post round-robin games after winning Thursday morning’s (21 April) session 24 games.

Russia opened their game with a six-ender against Czech Republic. The Czechs ran them close though and in the end the match ended 8-7 in Russia’s favour. Estonia beat Qatar 15-0.

USA won their sixth and final round-robin game against Israel 6-4, helped by steals of two points in the fourth end and a single point in the fifth end.

Japan beat Luxembourg 7-1, while Romania recorded their first win of this championship over Kazakhstan. The game ended 12-4 to Romania.


RESULTS, session 24

Romania 12-4 Kazakhstan; Russia 8-7 Czech Republic; Qatar 0-15 Estonia; Japan 7-1 Luxembourg; USA 6-4 Israel

STANDINGS

For full standings and results from Groups A-F visit, www.worldcurling.org/wmdcc2016/livescores