Hungary, Japan and Slovakia post first wins

  • Slovakia's Silvia Sykorova Photo: © WCF / Richard Gray

The 2013 and 2015 champions, Hungary, made up of Dorottya Palancsa and Zsolt Kiss, picked up their first win of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017 with a 10-2 final score over Croatia, in six ends.

Japan added a win to their tally after cruising to an 11-4 victory against Brazil, with scores of three points in the first, third and seventh ends.

Slovakia also won their first match over Slovenia in six ends, 8-1.

Latvia duo, Santa Blumberga and Andris Bremanis, remain unbeaten with two wins in Group A alongside Finland. Facing Belarus, Latvia opened the game with four points in the first end which led to an 11-4 win after seven ends.

Oona Kauste and Tomi Rantamaki of Finland won their second straight match after a close battle with Estonia. Tied with the last-stone advantage in the eighth end, Finland didn’t have to throw their final stone once Estonia missed a take-out attempt. The Finish stones left in the house handed Kauste and Rantamaki two points, to end the game 8-6.

Results after session session: Belarus 4-11 Latvia; Croatia 2-10 Hungary; Estonia 6-8 Finland; Brazil 4-11 Japan; Slovenia 1-8 Slovakia

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