#WSCC2019 day four

  • Poland’s Krzysztof Nowak and Pawel Piotrowicz © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik

Coverage of the four day of women’s and men’s competition at the World Senior Curling Championships 2019, in Stavanger, Norway:

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Denmark and Scotland qualify for women’s play-offs

Poland played dominantly in Tuesday afternoon’s session 15 to win 8-2 against England, improving their record to 3-1 and holding third spot in the men’s Group C at the World Senior Curling Championships.

Sweden continue to top Group A after a decisive win of 15-1 over Czech Republic. After winning 6-4 over France in session 13, Australia are next in line with a 3-1 Group A record.

Norway tie Canada, as the two undefeated teams in Group B, after winning 7-3 over Germany.

In Group D, Denmark handed Latvia their first loss with a score of 8-5 to remain undefeated.

In the women’s event, Canada continue to hold their lead with a perfect record in Group A. Denmark and Italy played a close game that went into extra ends after Italy came back from a two-point deficit in the eighth end. Denmark took one point in the ninth end to win 8-7 and continue undefeated. They join Scotland with a perfect record in Group B, both teams have qualified for the play-offs.


Denmark’s Trine Qvist and Susanne Slotsager © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik

Quotes

WOMEN

Anette Norberg; skip, Sweden (after 6-3 Group A win over Lituania): “Feeling great. We were struggling a bit… but happy to win as always.”

“Looking forward to playing Finland tomorrow. Hope for a couple wins more and the playoffs of course.”

Norma O’Leary; third, United States (after 5-4 Group A win over Finland):
“They don’t get any easier. We were not very sharp in that game, especially to begin with. I feel very fortunate that we snuck out a win there. Finland played great – they played better than we did, so I feel kind of lucky.

We’re going to re-group…we’ll be fine. I think we just all came out a little bit tired, a little bit flat. I’m not making excuses but we’re going to be ok, I promise.”

Patty Hersikorn; third, Canada (after 12-2 Group A win over Australia) "Overall things are feeling pretty good because we’re getting a good handle on the ice. The ice does change a bit from day to day. A little bit frosty out there today, but I think we’re getting a good handle on that and it helps if we’re throwing it consistent too."

Susan Kelsey; skip, Scotland (after 11-3 Group B win over Latvia): “We had a really good game, that was our strongest game yet. We knew we needed it. We played Latvia last year and we knew they play a good tactical game and wouldn’t miss much and to be fair they didn’t. It was a bit even-stevens until the sixth. She had to draw (in that end) and she was short.

You have to treat everybody with respect.

We’re qualified now and we’re loving it.”

MEN

Adrian Meikle; skip, Wales (after 10-6 Group D win over Belgium): “We gave them a 6-0 head start so to win the game after eight ends was a real big relief. We thought we would beat Belgium but they had a good start on us. Glad to get back in it”

Krzysztof Nowak; skip, Poland (after 8-2 Group C win over England): “We are here for the first time. First time at the World Championships. This year we spent a lot of time training before… The effort was very big and for the third time we won the game here. We are of course very happy.”