Belgium record historic win at World Mixed Curling Championship

  • Belgium make curling history in Berne WCF / Céline Stucki

Belgium won their first ever World Championship game of curling at the World Mixed Curling Championship 2015 in Berne, Switzerland today (Thursday 17 September).

They beat Romania, 8-2, in seven ends after stealing a total points in the last four ends.

Skip Stefan Van Djick said: “It is a dream because this is the first team we have ever had in a World Championships. This is the first win in a World Championships, so this is history for Belgium Curling!”

There were wins for France and Russia in session 22 that ended the undefeated runs of Sweden and hosts Switzerland.

France beat Sweden 9-4, while Russia defeated Switzerland 6-4. Russia are now the only undefeated team in this event.

Skip Alexey Tselousov said: “It was a difficult game for us, but I am happy that we won because if we get one more win we can play in the quarter-finals.”

During session 22 there were also wins for Czech Republic who beat Slovenia 7-6; New Zealand who won against Kazakhstan 6-5 and China who defeated Poland 9-2.