Spain shock Canada to record first World Mixed win

  • Spain on the ice in Berne WCF / Céline Stucki

Spain have won their first game at the World Mixed Curling Championship in Switzerland this morning (14 September), by beating Canada in one of the standout results of the ninth session.

The score ended 6-5, much to the delight of skip, Sergio Vez. He said: “We didn’t expect to defeat Canada. We are very proud to beat a nation like them.

“I think we came together during the game and I think they may have begun to think they could lose to Spain. This is a tough group, but we are facing our next game against Australia with a win, so we hope to continue this run.”

France and Sweden’s games both finished in six ends. France beat Belgium 11-1, while Sweden defeated Lithuania 7-3.

Norway’s game with Germany was very close and after five ends the scores were level 3-3. However, after a defeat to Wales last night the Norwegians ensured they were back on form, securing three points in the remaining ends, to win 6-3.

Also in this session, Denmark beat Romania 6-2 and Slovakia won against Ireland, 6-4, in what was another very close game.