Sweden and Japan amongst play-off mix after wins; Scotland taken to extra end by Germany

  • Scotland skip Tom Brewster against Germany Photo: WCF / Richard Gray

Sweden won 7-4 over Korea at the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016 in Basel, Switzerland in Wednesday (6 April) evening’s 14th session of round-robin play.

This win, along with Japan’s victory over Norway, by 6-4 – also during this session – puts Denmark, Japan, Norway, Sweden and USA in joint-second place, behind Canada, with only one more day of round-robin play remaining.

Japan made a steal for one point in the eighth end, which gave them a 4-2 lead, before the teams exchanged two points each in the subsequent two ends, which saw Japan take the win 6-4.

Skip Sven Michel and team Switzerland won their match-up against Russia, 6-3, in front of their home crowd.

The game between Germany and Scotland went into an extra end. Scotland established a 3-0 lead in the opening two ends, before Germany’s skip Marc Muskatewitz scored three points to level the game at 3-3 after three ends. By the tenth end, the scores were level again at 6-6, but in the extra end, Scotland skip Tom Brewster made a hit for the single point needed to win the game, 7-6.

They Said It

Niklas Edin; Sweden skip (after 7-4 win over Korea) : “It felt really good, we needed to win both games today to have a really good chance at the play-offs. Beating Canada was the best game for us. I’m glad we could hold them off and win again.”

Kusuke Morozumi; Japan lead (after 6-4 win over Norway) : “This is the first win over Norway for this team. We're now on six wins and it's really good for us. Our record is seven wins and we want to make a new record. We're kind of excited [about trying to reach the play-offs] but all we need to do is play as usual."

Tom Brewster; Scotland skip (after 7-6 win over Germany) : “Another win, but that was messy. We should have won easier than that. We started on fire but the guys hung in.”

RESULTS, session 14

Sweden 7-4 Korea; Japan 6-4 Norway; Germany 6-7 Scotland; Switzerland 6-3 Russia

STANDINGS after session 14

Canada 8-1
Denmark 6-3
Japan 6-3
Norway 6-3
Sweden 6-3
USA 6-3
Finland 4-5
Scotland 4-5
Switzerland 4-5
Russia 2-7
Germany 1-8
Korea 1-8

WCTV highlights: Next broadcast on www.youtube.com/worldcurlingtv Norway v Canada at 09.00 (CET, Thursday 7 April)