World Mixed win for Japan

  • Japan beat Turkey during session 17 WCF / Céline Stucki

Japan recorded their first win of the World Mixed Curling Championship 2015, in Berne, Switzerland, this morning (Wednesday 16 September).

Taking four points in the second end and then stealing a point in the sixth helped them to their 6-3 victory over Turkey, which ended after seven ends.

“We are happy to win this game. We played a simple strategy and focussed on trying to make each shot right,” said skip Hiroaki Kashiwagi.

Hungary who share a group with Japan, Group D, have now won six games from six, beating Belarus 9-2 in six ends. Scotland are also undefeated in this group and will meet Hungary for a top-of-the-table clash later today (16.00, Central European Summer Time).

Canada and Germany both continue to win games and remain at the top of Group B, with only two games left to play in the round robins. Canada beat Wales 6-3 and Germany defeated Latvia 6-3, during this session. Canada and Germany will go head-to-head later today (16.00, CEST).

Also in Group B, Finland beat Australia 5-2 and Spain beat Israel 8-4. Israel stole points in the fifth and sixth ends, but these weren’t enough to account for the five points that Spain won in the third end.