World Wheelchair Live Blog: Day four
Standings After Day FOUR!
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Final Winners of the Evening
Czech Republic played very well this evening, running the Italians out of stones in the final end to finish the game with a 10-6 win.
Norway made a comeback in their game against Korea, scoring three in the eighth end to tie the score 6-6. This sent the teams into an extra end, in which Korea, with hammer, scored the winning point.
Three games have already concluded in this eighth session of World Wheelchair play.
It was handshakes from Scotland after the sixth end, when Canada scored their eighth point, ending the game at 8-1.
On the next sheet over, Latvia conceded to Sweden, with the final score being 13-1 in Sweden’s favour.
Sheet A saw Team United States deciding their game was over, with China holding a 6-1 lead after six ends.
Three games are still in action: Norway v Korea, Italy v Czech Republic, and Japan v Denmark.
Measure Gets Scotland On the Board
The first three ends of this session were tough for the Scottish team, finding themselves down 6-0 to the Canadians. Thankfully for Scotland, a measure in the fourth end led to their first point on the board. Let’s see if they can close the gap after the halftime break!
Denmark Start Off Strong
Denmark started strong tonight in their game against Korea, scoring FOUR in the first end. Watch this clip until the end to see their celebration. #WWhCC2023 #WheelchairCurling pic.twitter.com/SEUu5Euly5
— World Curling (@worldcurling) March 8, 2023
"Good Luck and Good Curling"
Here at the World Wheelchairs, “good luck and good curling” is code for you can start your game.
Here’s a sneak peek at what pre-game ice time looks like here at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship!
Step 1: Practice
Step 2: Draw to the button for hammer
Step 3: Shake hands with the opponent
Step 4: Hurry hard!
British Curlers on a Roll Today
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Learn Something New!
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We Have a Winner!
In the tenth end of the Korea v Sweden game, Korea played very well, surrounding the button with yellow stones and leaving Sweden a near impossible shot for their last. Sweden was unable to remove the Korean’s stones, so Korea won without having to throw their last one.
Korea now sit at 2-2 in the standings, with Sweden at 1-4.
Mixed Doubles Fun Fact
Did you know?
When a blank end occurs in mixed doubles, the hammer is designated to the team that did not have hammer in the blanked end. This means that in our current EXTRA extra end game between Korea and Sweden, since Sweden did not score with the hammer in the ninth end, Korea now has the hammer for the tenth end.
If this end is blanked and the game goes to an extra extra extra end, Sweden will regain the hammer.
EXTRA Extra End
Can you believe that for the SECOND time this week we have an EXTRA extra end?
Sweden needed to bite the house for the win and came up short, adding to the anxiety of their fans and fellow athletes in the upstairs viewing area.
Extra End: Sweden v Korea
After Sweden used their power play in the seventh end to score two, Korea was in a must score scenario, needing two themselves to tie the game… and they did just that!
The score is now 6-6, Sweden with hammer. Who will get the all important winning point?
After the first four ends, your scores are:
USA 5-5 NOR
FIN 5-2 SUI
POL 3-11 CHN
HUN 3-1 SVK
SCO 2-2 EST
SWE 3-3 KOR
Fantastic Shot by Joanna Kozakiewicz!
Poland’s Joanna Kozakiewicz just made an incredible angle tap around multiple guards to score one for her team. Her teammate, Michal Gasik-Daszkowski, threw a celebratory thumbs up in the air showing that Poland’s moral is back on track after starting the game with a seven-point deficit.
Chinese Duo Open With FIVE
Session eight of the World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles is underway!
- United States currently has a two-point lead over Norway.
- Switzerland and Finland are tied at 1-1.
- Hungary is up by one over Slovakia.
- Scotland is leading Estonia 1-0.
- Sweden is leading by two over Korea.
On Sheet C, Chinese pair, Jianxin Chen and Meng Wang opened their game against Poland with a score of FIVE. As always with mixed doubles however, big scores are always achievable and there’s still plenty of time for Poland to catch up.
Sweden steal the win!
Wow! It was silent for the 10 seconds that Korea’s final stone was travelling down the ice. They had a chance to hit an open stone for one, and if it hit perfectly, make the double to win.
Tensions are high between Sweden and Korea
Sweden lead 4-3 in the eighth end, but should have a chance to at least tie it with a nice shot.
China, Czech Republic win after six ends
A good morning in the office for these teams. A 11-2 win for China and 10-3 win for Czech Republic.
On the other sheets, Norway look well in control to win against Latvia. Sweden and Korea are in a tight game, with Sweden up 3-2 in the last end. This would be a big win for Sweden ( 2-4), and a win for Korea (5-1) would keep them in first.
In the last game, Canada (5-1) lead Italy (1-5) 6-3 in the seventh end.
Czech and Norway open with big scores
Czech Republic get five, and steal one to go up 6-0 against United States. Norway look in control against Lativa, up 4-1 and sitting three with hammer.
12:30 action is underway
It’s a quick turnaround here at the Richmond Curling Club. The ice makers, volunteers and officials are all watered, fed, got warmed up and are back in action for the team’s session seven.
NOR v LAT
DEN v CHN
JPN v SCO
CZE v USA
KOR v SWE
ITA v CAN
Scores from the morning session
Canada’s Mixed Doubles team stay undefeated in Group-B! 🇨🇦 #WWhMDCC2023 pic.twitter.com/2bMNKTMm4w
— World Curling (@worldcurling) March 7, 2023
Canada Mixed Doubles stay undefeated in Group B
With a 10-4 win over Germany, the hosts remain the only unbeaten team in Group B.
Did you know....!
Wheelchair curling mixed doubles is set to make its Paralympic debut in 2026, Collinda Joseph & Dennis Thiessen are competing at the 2023 World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. Click here to learn more: https://t.co/6GkOUjDgTz @CurlingCanada pic.twitter.com/UUgPCldfjc
— Canadian Paralympic Committee (@CDNParalympics) March 7, 2023
Very close games
With the exception of Canada leading 6-1 against Germany, the rest of the games are extremely close!
Teams are comfortable with the ice, and the shots making is getting better and better.
Welcome to day four from Richmond!
We’ve reached the halfway point of the Championships, and now things will get interesting.
Starting off the day, we have session seven of Mixed Doubles.
JPN v ENG
ITA v SWE
DEN v LAT
GER v CAN
HUN v USA