Six end game sees Scotland win six from six

  • Scotland win six from six WCF / Céline Stucki

Scotland have now won all six of their games at the World Mixed Curling Championship 2015 in Berne, Switzerland and have become the only unbeaten team in Group D.
Skip Cameron Bryce and his team put in an impressive performance against Hungary, who prior to this game had also been undefeated, to win 11-3 in six ends.

Bryce said: “We’re playing well. Hungary are a good team, but we brought our A-game when it mattered. Our scores in the second [four points] and the fourth [three points] ends really benefitted us.”

USA also completed their game in six ends, beating Belarus 8-3. Japan beat Brazil in seven ends, 7-3, after a comfortable start that saw them secure four points in the first end.

The remainder of the games, in session 19, all involved an extra end. For Canada single-point steals in the second and fifth ends was not enough to beat Germany. Ultimately, having the hammer in the final end paid off for the Germans who won 5-4.

Also Norway, edged past Israel, 6-5, in nine ends.

The most interesting of these extra end games though was Estonia against Austria. Austria sat 7-2 in front after six ends, but Estonia came back to 7-7 in the remaining regulation ends by securing three points in the seventh and stealing two points in the eighth. However, Austria had the hammer in the extra end and scored the one point needed to win the tie, 8-7.