Scotland continue winning streak as Austria secure first victory

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

Scotland continued their unbeaten run, in Group D, during the tenth session of the World Mixed Curling Championship, taking their tally to four wins from four.

They beat Belarus 12-1 in six ends. As Scotland enjoyed this victory Austria, who are also in the Group D, celebrated their first win at this new World curling event. Austria defeated Brazil, 8-2, in seven ends.

Austrian skip Karina Toth, hopes that this win will give her team some momentum going forward. She said: “I am very happy. We didn’t start the tournament off very well, or I didn’t as a skip. I didn’t have the right weight and I didn’t feel comfortable with the ice. But, we are improving now and I’m happy we have started to win. I hope after this win that more will follow.”

USA and Turkey also secured wins in Group D, in one less end than the regulation eight ends. First, USA beat Japan 7-3, while Turkey defeated Estonia 5-3.

In Group C, Czech Republic defeated England 6-3, while it took an extra end for Slovenia and New Zealand to decide the winner of their tie. New Zealand won this Group C game, 6-5, by stealing a point in the ninth end.