World Junior Championships - Day Two - Junior Men

Standings after Round Robin Junior Men’s Draw 3

USA 0-3

Draw M3:
NOR-FIN 10-8, SWE-SCO 1-6, USA-CAN 3-5, SUI-RUS 9-1, DEN-CHN 6-7

Draw M2:
CAN-CHN 4-6, SUI-FIN 9-4, RUS-SCO 5-6, DEN-SWE 3-8, USA-NOR 5-7

Flims, Switzerland – 7 March 2010: China, Norway and Switzerland are tied at the top of the Junior Men’s standings with three wins apiece after the second day of play the World Junior Championships at the Waldhaus arena in Flims.

China met Canada in the morning. The game went into a tenth end with Canada needing two points to tie and force an extra end. Canada lay four stones unguarded. In a spectacular shot, China’s Yansong Ji cleared the house completely with a quadruple takeout and won the game 6-4.

In the evening, China took on Denmark, whilst managing to keep ahead for the first five ends, the 2009 World Junior Champion title holders lost ground in the sixth end when China took two and then led 6-5. China went on to win 7-6.

After beating the United States 7-5 in the morning Norway played a high-scoring game against Finland at night. The game went to a full ten ends – final score 10-8.

Switzerland on strong form dominated Russia from the outset in the evening draw. Russia’s Artem Bolduzev managed to score only one point in the fourth end and the Swiss won 9-1.

Earlier in the day, Switzerland beat Finland, starting off by taking four in the first end. By the end of the sixth end, with the score 9-4, Finland’s Iiro Sipola conceded.

The game between Canada and the United States was tight and tense in the evening. Canada was 4-3 up by the end of the ninth. USA Skip Sean Beighton missed an angled raise with the last stone of the tenth end and the Canadians won 5-3.

Scotland were on winning form on Sunday. In the morning Ally Fraser’s team beat Russia 6-5. In the evening, a defensive game against Sweden was turned on its head when Swedish Skip Patric Mabergs missed his last takeout flashing through a small port and leaving the Scots lying four unguarded stones in the house. Fraser had an easy draw for five and won the game 6-1.

The Swedes had better luck earlier in the day in their game against Denmark. Taking four in the sixth end they went on to win 8-3.

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