World Junior Championships – Day 6 – Junior Men

Standings at end of Round Robin Junior Men Draw 9

1.SCOTLAND 8-1 (Playoff 1 v 2)
2.CHINA 7-2 (Playoff 1 v 2)
3.SWITZERLAND 7-2 (Playoff 3 v 4)
4.CANADA 6-3 (Tiebreaker for playoff place, 14:00 CET Friday 12th)
NORWAY 6-3 (Tiebreaker for playoff place, 14:00 CET Friday 12th)

6. SWEDEN 5-4 (qualified for WJCC 2011)
7. FINLAND 3-6 (qualified for WJCC 2011)
8. DENMARK 2-7 (qualified for WJCC 2011)
9. USA 1-8
10. RUSSIA 1-8 (Has to play European Junior Curling Challenge for WJCC 2011 place)

SCO-DEN 8-3, NOR-CHN 3-8, CAN-RUS 4-3, FIN-USA 8-2, SUI-SWE 5-4

SUI-NOR 6-3, SCO-CAN 4-2, FIN-DEN 8-4, SWE-CHN 2-7, RUS-USA 3-6

Flims, Switzerland – 11 March 2010: Scotland, China and Switzerland are through to the playoff stage of the junior men’s competition at the World Junior Curling Championships.

Ally Fraser and his team added another two wins to their name on Thursday beating Canada 4-2 in a very close game in the morning and then going on to beat Denmark 8-3 in just seven ends in the evening.

China were also on winning form, curbing Sweden hopes of a playoff place in the earlier draw with a 7-2 win. At night Yansong Ji beat Norway 8-3 in seven ends.

Homeside Switzerland had beaten Norway in the morning 6-3 and had a close encounter with Sweden in the evening that went down to the last stone of the tenth end, with Peter de Cruz’s team securing the point they needed to win 5-4.

Russia played a defensive game against Canada at night. But the Canadians eventually pulled away to win 4-3.

Earlier in the day, the Russians were beaten by the United States 7-3 marking the only win of the Championships for Sean Beighton’s team. Russia will have to play in the European Junior Curling Challenge 2011 in order to have a chance of competing at next year’s World Junior Championships.

Canada and Norway, tied on six wins and three losses at the end of the round robin, will meet on Friday afternoon in a tiebreaker. The winning team goes on to play Switzerland in 3v4 playoff on Saturday at midday.