First win for Israel as every win in every group becomes vital

  • Israel's Rachel Katzman Photo: © WCF / Céline Stucki

Hungary moved into second place in Group A in the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017 on Tuesday (25 April) morning, with a win against Finland, 9-3.

Meanwhile, wins for Belarus, over Japan by 9-6 and Estonia against Croatia, 8-3, put those teams in a four-way tie for the coveted third place with two of session 15’s losing teams, Japan and Finland. The top three teams in each group, plus the fourth placed team with the best draw shot challenge, will progress to Friday’s (28 April) last 16 games.

In Group E, a 10-1 win for Russia, over Slovenia, sees them move into second place, behind unbeaten Switzerland. Also after beating Romania 10-4 on Tuesday morning, Slovakia are tied in fourth place with New Zealand, in that same group.

In session 16, Israel recorded their first win of the week against Netherlands, 10-4. The teams were tied 3-3 at the fourth end break, but three points in the fifth end gave Israel a lead their opponents couldn’t recover from.

Scotland beat Wales 11-2 to retain their place at the top of Group B, while a win for Sweden over Austria, 8-6, ties those teams in third place in Group C, behind Korea and China.

Norway beat Bulgaria 9-1 in this session and Ireland won against Denmark, 7-3.

Results after session 15: Slovakia 10-4 Romania; Japan 6-9 Belarus; Croatia 3-8 Estonia; Russia 10-1 Slovenia; Hungary 9-3 Finland

Results after session 16: Bulgaria 1-9 Norway; Ireland 7-3 Denmark; Netherlands 4-10 Israel; Scotland 11-2 Wales; Austria 6-8 Sweden

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