LGT World Women’s round-robin stage draws to a close in Calgary
The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021 round-robin stage concluded on Friday (7 May) evening in the WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Switzerland and RCF finished in the top two ranking positions and now progress directly to the semi-final round.
In this session top ranked Switzerland faced Estonia, with fourth player, Alina Paetz taking over skip duties, while alternate Carole Howald threw third stones.
Switzerland took control early with a single point in the first end, followed by three points in the third end.
Then Estonia levelled the game at 4-4 at the fifth end break after a score of two points in the fourth end and a single-point steal in the fifth end.
Scores of two points in the sixth and eighth end, followed by a steal of one point in the ninth end gave Switzerland a 9-5 lead, before they ran Estonia out of stones for the win.
In a back-and-forth game, Denmark defeated Czech Republic, by 6-5, to secure fourth place in the rankings. The game was level at 5-5 after nine ends, when Denmark forced a steal of one point in the tenth end for their eighth win of the week.
Elsewhere in this session, Sweden faced Japan and after taking a 3-2 lead into the fifth end, scored three points in the seventh end to extend their lead to 6-3. Then despite a Japanese fight back, a single-point score in the tenth end was enough to secure the 7-5 win.
In the session’s final game, China defeated Scotland, 7-6.
Scotland controlled the game in the first half, taking a 4-2 lead into the break. But a score of three points in the eighth end for China was enough to give them a 6-5 lead.
The teams were level after nine ends before China used their last stone advantage in the tenth end to score the single point they needed for the win, 7-6.
Tomorrow will see Canada face Sweden in the Qualification 3v6 game while Denmark will face United States in the Qualification 4v5 game. Both games will take place at 09:00 Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).
The winner of Denmark versus United States will face Switzerland in the first semi-final, while the winner of Canada versus Sweden will then compete against RCF in the second semi-final.
Rescheduled Session seven results: Czech Republic 5-6 Denmark; Scotland 6-7 China; Switzerland 9-5 Estonia; Sweden 7-5 Japan.
Final Round-robin Standings (W-L):
Q Switzerland 12-1
Q RCF 11-2
Q Sweden 10-3
Q Denmark 8-5
Q United States 7-6
Q Canada 7-6
Czech Republic 3-10
Q = Qualified for the play-offs and Beijing 2022
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