Latvia, Canada, USA and Czech Republic continue their undefeated run

  • USA keep undefeated run alive Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

Four teams continued their unbeaten runs in the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017 in Lethbridge, Canada’s ATB Centre on Monday (24 April) morning.

In the day’s opening session, Czech Republic earned their third win of the championship, this time against England. In the sixth end, England had a chance to score multiple points on a short run-back when they peeled out their own stone, giving Czech a momentum swinging steal of one point. In the seventh end, England had a chance to score two points when they came up light on a draw to the eight-foot. Czech Republic won 6-4.

Germany held on against France for a 7-5 win. In the eighth end, Germany duo, Andy Buettner and Julia Meissner made a triple takeout to seal their victory.

Canada’s Reid Carruthers and Joanne Courtney won in six ends with a high scoring match against Kazakhstan 14-0.

USA defeated Turkey 13-3 after six ends to maintain a perfect three wins and zero loss record.

Estonia stole the win over Belarus in an extra end 7-6 for the first win of the championship, when Belarus attempted a run-back for the victory but failed to remove the Estonian stone behind guards.

In the morning’s late games Latvia became the first team to record four wins with an 11-3 victory over Brazil where they scored back-to-back steals of three points in the fourth and fifth ends.

Russia bounced back from last night’s defeat with a 13-2 victory over Romania that included a power play* score of five points in the sixth end, before Romania conceded.

New Zealand secured their second win in a row by defeating Slovakia 8-3 helped largely by a score of four points in the sixth end.

Norway picked up their second win of the week, defeating Italy 5-4.

In the session’s final game, Spain were trailing 5-4 going into the eighth end, where they scored the two points they needed to secure a 6-5 victory over Slovenia.

*Power play: Teams have the right to use a ’power play’ once in every game, in an end where they have last stone advantage. When a ’power play’ is being used, the pre-placed stones will be moved out to one of the sides, and placed as a corner guard and a stone behind it, with the back of the stone against the tee line.

Results after session ten: USA 13-3 Turkey; Czech Republic 6-4 England; France 5-7 Germany; Canada 14-0 Kazakhstan; Belarus 6-7 Estonia

Results after session 11: Romania 2-13 Russia; Norway 5-4 Italy; Spain 6-5 Slovenia; Slovakia 3-8 New Zealand; Latvia 11-3 Brazil

Standings: visit http://www.worldcurling.org/wmdcc2017/livescores


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