#WSCC2019 day three

  • Denmark’s second Niels Siggaard-Andersen and third Mikael Qvist © WCF / Jason Bennett

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

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Schedule: www.wcf.co/2Viof0U
Format: www.wcf.co/2GnYOmk

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World Seniors Curling Championships 2019 round robin moving past halfway

With a candidate for shot of the tournament so far – an extra end raise cross-house double take-out – Denmark’s Ulrik Schmidt sealed a 9-6 win, over United States, in Monday afternoon’s 11th session of round-robin play to remain undefeated on three wins, and move into a clear lead at the top of the men’s Group D.

In Group A, Sweden also hold a clear lead, thanks to a 6-2 win over Turkey, as do Switzerland in Group C. The Swiss have three wins, including a 6-4 win over England, but behind them Scotland also remain undefeated, having played one game less.

In Group B, Canada and Norway share the lead, on three wins and no losses. Most recently, Canada had a 10-7 win over Germany, while Norway beat Russia by 10-5.

In the women’s event, defending champions Canada hold a clear lead in Group A, on four wins and no losses, including their 12-2 victory over Lithuania that featured scores of four points in both the first and fifth ends. Meanwhile, Denmark and Scotland share the lead in Group B. Denmark handed Switzerland their first loss, by 8-3, while Scotland beat England by 9-4.


Japan women’s skip Miyuki Kawamura, © WCF / Tom Rowland

Quotes


WOMEN

Miyuki Kawamura; skip, Japan (after 7-3 Group B win over Italy): “We are looking to draw the stones without any fear of making a mistake.”

Shelly Kosal; lead, United States (after 8-3 Group A win over Russia): “One shot can make the whole difference in the whole end. Being consistent with our weight and where we are hitting on the stick is a big deal for us. It felt like this game we got a little bit better. We didn’t have a bad end. We just really stayed focused on where we need to get to.”

MEN

Stefan Karnusian; skip, Switzerland (after Group C win over England 6-4): “It was a hard win, a hard game. They played very well and we had a little problem with draw-weight, but a win is a win – that’s important. Now our game against Ireland is very important, if we win we have a good chance for qualification, if we lose, we have to win the next two games for sure.

Iain Craig; second, New Zealand (after 11-2 Group A win over France): “we played much better today. The ice was really good, and we seemed to find our draw weight really well [and] quickly. We played a much better game than the other night. We want to continuously improve each game as we go.”

Hugh Millikin: skip, Australia (after 8-5 Group A win over Hong Kong): “We had lots of chances to get the score to be a bit more lopsided than it was, we just weren’t executing as well as we want to. It is still early in the tournament and we have lots to do to get us to be a little sharper but anytime you get a win is a good thing.”

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