Canada and Sweden remain untouched at world championship

  • Canada's second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwan © WCF / Michael Burns

Both Canada and Sweden added another game to the win column after Tuesday’s (20 March) evening session at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2018 in North Bay, Canada and continue as the only undefeated teams.

The Canadian’s were pushed to the end in a battle against Scotland, where they managed to steal one point in the tenth end to win the game 8-6. Scotland led the match 6-4 after six ends of play, until Canada scored three points in the seventh end to gain momentum and eventually the victory in front of an excitable Canadian crowd.

Czech Republic faced Denmark and are slowly moving up the rankings – now in fifth place – after their win. Anna Kubeskova, skip of Czech Republic, made an angle run-back to score three points in the tenth end to force an extra-end against the Danes. In the 11th end, Danish skip Angelina Jensen came up light on her draw, giving the Czechs the stolen victory point to end the match 9-8.

The Olympic champions were tested to the final stone in their game against Switzerland. Swedish skip, Anna Hasselborg, had to draw to the button for two points in order to win and she did, to win 5-4. The Swedes remain undefeated with seven wins, while Switzerland drop to five losses.

In a one-sided affair, the Olympic silver medallists, Korea, won against China after six ends. Korea opened with five points in the first end, followed by a steal of three points to take a comfortable eight point lead. China shook hands quickly with a 12-3 final score. Korea have a single loss, while China drop to four losses and sit at eighth place.

They said it

Jennifer Jones; skip, Canada (after 8-6 win over Scotland): “We were up three nothing after three ends so I thought that was good. Just a couple of shots in the middle that got us behind. I made a really big shot for three which felt great and we played really well. You don't need any extra motivation at a world championship that’s for sure, all the teams are great and we play those teams [Korea and Sweden] and they’re great. So, we’ll see what we can do tomorrow."

EunJung Kim; skip, Korea (after 12-3 win over China): “In the first end we had a little bit of a situation, so I was a bit worried that we were losing focus. But in the second end we fixed our focus. After the Olympic we were busy, so we were a little tired. When we came here after the second game we felt like we were back in our good condition.”

Session 11 results: Canada 8-6 Scotland; Czech Republic 9-8 Denmark; Switzerland 4-5 Sweden; China 3-12 Korea

Standings after session 11

Sweden 7-0
Canada 6-0
Korea 5-1
Russia 4-2
Czech Republic 4-3
Japan 3-3
United States 3-3
China 3-4
Italy 2-5
Switzerland 2-5
Denmark 1-5
Germany 1-5
Scotland 1-6

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