Standings after Round Robin Junior Men’s Draw 7
CHN-RUS 4-2, FIN-SWE 6-7 extra end, SCO-USA 8-3, CAN-SUI 7-9, NOR-DEN 7-5
Flims, Switzerland – 10 March 2010: Norway and Scotland are tied at the top of the junior men’s standings with two draws of the round robin left to go at the World Junior Curling Championships. At this point they are still not guaranteed a place in the playoffs scheduled for midday Saturday. Canada, China and Switzerland, all tied on five wins and two losses and Sweden with four win and three losses still have a chance of making it through.
Denmark, Finland, Russia are now playing to avoid facing having to qualify for next year’s world juniors through the European Junior Challenge.
Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz played a strong game on Wednesday against Canada, managing to upset Canada’s Jake Walker with four points taken in the seventh end. Walker hit and rolled with his last shot instead of sticking and the Swiss won 9-7.
The game between Finland and Sweden went to an extra end with Finland’s fourth player Kasper Kakunti tying the game up 6-6 in the tenth and Sweden scoring one for the win in the last end.
China kept their hopes of a playoff place alive with a 4-2 against Russia. Scotland beat the USA 6-3 with Scottish skip Ally Fraser securing three in the fifth end and steals of one in the eighth and ninth ends.
The game between Norway and Denmark saw both sides making mistakes with stones flashing through the house. Despite leading 4-3 at half time, Denmark were unable to keep their lead and the Norwegians won in the tenth end 7-5.
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