The World Mixed Doubles continues with day two of the round-robin stage

  • Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2018 continues with day two (Sunday 22 April) in the Östersund Arena in Oestersund, Sweden.

Session Nine

Session nine brought day two to a close and saw wins for Canada, Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg and United States.

Canada came from behind to defeat Brazil 7-5 by scoring three points in the eighth end. While United States stole a single point in the eighth end of their game to beat Italy 6-5.

Estonia and Finland picked up their third wins by beating Russia and New Zealand respectively.

Then in the final game of the session, Luxembourg secured their first win of the week by beating Netherlands 9-0.

[Pictured below: Team USA | Photo © WCF / Richard Gray]

Session Eight

Session eight on Sunday (22 April) evening saw France and Latvia win their second games of the day while there were also wins for Scotland, Spain and hosts Sweden.

France beat Hong Kong 9-3 and finished the game in the seventh end with a score of four points after using their power-play. Latvia’s defeated Slovenia 6-4 with a steal of two points in the second end the only difference between the teams.

Spain bounced back from their morning defeat to beat Israel 9-4. At the same time Scotland beat Slovakia 10-3 after leading 5-1 at the fourth end break. Scotland secured their win with a score of four points in the eighth end.

In the session’s final game, hosts Sweden defeated China who ran out of time when attempting to throw their last stone of the game, with Sweden leading 8-5 at that point.

[Pictured below: Team Sweden | Photo © WCF / Richard Gray]

Session Seven

Canada, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland all recorded their second wins while Brazil picked up their first win of the competition in session seven on Sunday (21 April) afternoon.

Czech Republic stole four points in the fourth end to go into the break with an 8-1 lead over Ireland on the way to their eventual 11-2 win. While Canada, after trailing 1-3 after three ends, went on to score in the five remaining ends to win 7-3.

Switzerland recovered from being 3-7 behind after five ends to defeat Australia 8-7, stealing a single point in the eighth end for the win. At the same time, Finland held on to defeat Poland 6-4 with an umpire’s measure in the eighth end giving them a single point and the win.

In the session’s final game Brazil got their first win on the board when they beat Germany 8-4. Brazil opened the scoring with three points in the first end then stole single points in each of the next three ends to take a 6-0 lead at the break on the way to their win.

[Pictured below: Brazil win first game | Photo © WCF / Richard Gray]

Session Six

Latvia, Russia, Estonia and Korea added a second win to their names, while Lithuania won their first game, after session six came to an end.

Both Latvia and Korea shut-out their opponents after six ends of play. Latvia beat Luxemburg 13-0 while Korea’s Olympic mixed double duo defeated Guyana 11-0.

In a back and forth affair, Lithuania responded to yesterday’s loss with a 8-7 victory against New Zealand, after New Zealand missed their final shot.

Estonia made a last stone take-out to score a single point for the win against Japan 7-6 while Russia beat Kazakhstan 7-5.

[Pictured below: Team Latvia | Photo © WCF / Richard Gray]

Session Five

In the opening session of day two, the Group B teams completed their second games of the championship as well as a single game from Group D.

The sole Group D game saw France face Spain with both sides looking for their first win. France took a 4-1 lead into the fourth end break, then fought off a Spanish comeback to pick up their first win of the week 6-4.

Group B saw Hungary, Norway and Turkey all secure their second wins of the competition. Hungary defeated Croatia 12-2 after six ends, while Turkey ran England out of stones in the eighth end to win 9-4.

Norway defeated Denmark 10-3 in a game closer than the score suggests. After a tight opening three ends where there were only single points scored, Norway finished the half with a score of five points in the fourth end. Norway then used their power-play in the seventh end to score three points after which Denmark conceded.

In the session’s final game Belarus recorded their first win of the week with a 10-0 win over Romania.

Session five: Spain 4-6 France; England 4-9 Turkey; Belarus 10-0 Romania; Denmark 3-10 Norway; Croatia 2-12 Hungary

Session six: Latvia 13-0 Luxembourg; New Zealand 7-8 Lithuania; Kazakhstan 5-7 Russia; Japan 6-7 Estonia; Guyana 0-11 Korea

Session seven: Finland 6-4 Poland; Czech Republic 11-2 Ireland; Australia 7-8 Switzerland; Brazil 8-4 Germany; Canada 7-3 Austria.

Session eight: China L-W Sweden; Spain 9-4 Israel; France 9-3 Hong Kong; Slovakia 3-10 Scotland; Slovenia 4-6 Latvia.

Session nine: Russia 3-7 Estonia; Canada 7-5 Brazil; Netherlands 0-9 Luxembourg; Italy 5-6 United States; Finland 11-3 New Zealand.

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