#WSCC2019 day two

  • Canada’s senior women’s team © WCF / Jason Bennett

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

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World Seniors Curling Championships 2019 continue in the Sørmarka Arena

It took all the way to an umpire’s measure on the last stone of an extra end, but defending champions Canada beat Sweden by 7-6 in Sunday evening’s seventh round-robin session to give Sherry Anderson’s team a third win that puts them in a clear lead in the ranking’s in the women’s Group A.

Earlier, Switzerland beat Japan by 9-3 to top Group B alongside Scotland, who had a 7-1 win over Italy that featured steals of two points in each of the fourth and seventh ends.

In the men’s groups, Scotland are clear leaders in Group C thanks to their second win, by 5-4 after an extra end over Ireland. There are joint leaders in each of the other three groups – Czech Republic and Sweden in Group A; Germany and Norway in Group B; and Denmark and United States in Group D.

Quotes


Judith Dixon: skip, England (after 11-1 Group B win over Japan): “That was a better game. I was disappointed yesterday, we could have gotten back into it but messed it up, but I think we’re settled in now. We’re feeling fairly confident. This is a big place, but it doesn’t feel so big when you’re actually playing.”

Sherry Anderson: skip, Canada (after 9-1 Group A win over Finland): “I thought we played a little more solid than we did yesterday, so that’s a good sign, we’re trending up. It was good for our first morning game. We have a couple more of those coming up and hopefully another one on the weekend.”

Norma O’Leary: third, United States (after 9-3 Group A win over Australia): “We feel really good about our chances this week. We came out really strong yesterday but had a pretty bad fifth end, so we wanted to make sure we didn’t let our guard down today and today we just didn’t have that bad end.”

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Ulrik Schmidt: skip, Denmark (after 9-3 Group D win over Finland): “We played well and put pressure on them in the first end and then kept it up. I think we’re getting used to the ice and we’re playing well – the first game is always difficult, but I think we’re throwing well now. The ice is very good, it’s championship ice with lots of swing, curl and a big finish, and you need to be aware of that.”

Todd Birr: skip, United States (after 9-3 Group D win over Belgium): “That was better. It’s a long trip over here and we didn’t come too early, so that first game was kind of a drag and we muddled our way through it. This game was a little sharper and a little better so hopefully, we can keep moving forward. They’re doing a great job here – the venue is great and the ice is good. We’re having a great time. Our target is gold... absolutely. We’re a good team and there are some good teams out here, and I think we should be there at the end of the week.”

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