Important wins for many as round-robin passes halfway

  • Japan's Ayumi Ogasawara Photo: © WCF / Richard Gray

Latvia and Czech Republic added another win each to their unblemished records so far at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017 on Monday (23 April) evening’s 13th session of round-robin play.

Latvia beat Finland 10-7, scoring three points in the fifth and eighth ends. For Czech Republic, they beat hosts Canada, 7-5. Going into the final end, with the hammer, the Czechs were up 6-5, but needed to remove a Canadian counter with their final stone to ensure the win. Czech Republic’s Zuzana Hajkova was precise with the pick, giving her team the victory.

Meanwhile, there were decisive wins for Hungary, Japan and Poland. Opening with four points, Hungary beat Brazil 8-5. After Australia stole three points in the eighth end against Poland to level the scores at 7-7, Poland secured the win with the single point needed in the extra end, by 8-7.

Finally, Japan beat Croatia 11-2 in just six ends.

In session 14, the final session of day three, Bulgaria posted their first victory of the championship - being held in Lethbrige, Canada's ATB Centre - by 12-1, over Serbia.

Korea also remain undefeated after beating China 9-3 in Group C. This puts Korea at the top of the pool, with Austria and China in second place. Austria beat Netherlands on Monday night 7-3. Also, in this group Sweden won 14-3 against Israel.

Results after session 13: Brazil 5-8 Hungary; Latvia 10-7 Finland; Czech Republic 7-5 Canada; Australia 7-8 Poland; Japan 11-2 Croatia

Results after session 14: Austria 7-3 Netherlands; Korea 9-3 China; Serbia 1-12 Bulgaria; Sweden 14-3 Israel

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