Hosts and Russia join Sweden with three wins from three

  • Romano Meier delivers stone that secures win against Slovenia WCF / Céline Stucki

Switzerland ensured they would continue their unbeaten run after two days of play at the World Mixed Curling Championship in Berne.

The host nation made sure their 4-3 lead, reached in the seventh end, was kept in tack against Slovenia when Romano Meier cleared his opponent’s stone, lying on the button, with the last delivery of the game.

Skip Yannick Schwaller complimented Meier after the tie. He said: “Slovenia had a good last shot and their skip played well, but Romano was also playing well and his delivery was good. We want to win our group and we remain on course, but we also want to play better from game to game.”

Russia also won their third game from three, beating Poland 4-3 in Group C. At this stage Sweden, Switzerland and Russia are the three teams that have won three from three.

Also in this session, China and Ireland had very pleasing victories. China beat New Zealand 11-2 in seven ends, while Ireland defeated Romania 10-3 also in seven ends.

There were victories for Italy and Lithuania in session seven. Both games required an extra end before they were decided. For Italy, they were tied with France 6-6 after seven ends, but a single point in the final end saw them take the win, 7-6. Similarly, Lithuania won their game by a single point. They beat Denmark 8-7.