Session six filled with seven end games

  • Belarus in action at the World Mixed Curling Championship WCF / Céline Stucki

All bar one of the games in the sixth session of the World Mixed Curling Championship ended after sevens ends this afternoon.

Belarus, Latvia, Scotland, Hungary and USA all managed to beat their opponents in one end less than the regulation eight ends.

Despite losing five points in the first end of their tie, Belarus came back to win their first game, 11-7, against Japan.

Following a tough win vice-skip, Ekaterina Kirillova, said: “We didn’t start very well, which was disappointing, but we managed to come together as a team. For us it was a very competitive and hard game because the score was not steady. Japan were very good today.”

Scotland remain unbeaten, having defeated Estonia 12-4, as do Latvia who beat Israel 10-5. Hungary, who have also won two games from two, were victorious, 6-3, against Brazil. USA, despite falling 3-0 behind in the first two ends, beat Turkey 7-3 by scoring in all the remaining ends.

Germany are also undefeated at this stage. They beat Australia 7-5 in the only game that last for the full eight ends.