Day 4 Roundup

  • Turkey win again to remain undefeated Photo © WCF / Alina Androsova

Day four of the World Mixed Curling Championship 2016.

Session 13

In the day’s final session of play there were wins for USA, Hungary, Czech Republic, Australia and Switzerland.

The USA came from behind to defeat Belgium 10-5 helped by a score of 4 points in the sixth end to retake the lead and then a steal of 2 points in the seventh end to seal the win.

Elsewhere in this session Australia picked up their second win of the week defeating Kazakhstan 9-4, Switzerland got back to winning ways with a 6-3 win over Estonia and the Czech Republic recorded their second win of the week defeating Poland 8-3.

In the session’s final game Hungary maintained their unbeaten run with a 9-2 victory over Ireland. Hungary would score 4 points in the first end, then steal 2 points in the second end to give them the lead they would hold onto for the rest of the game.

Session 12

This session saw Canada, Scotland and Sweden continue their unbeaten runs, Norway return to winning ways and Italy win their third game of the week.

Canada took the lead with 2 points in the second end after blanking the first end. They would score 3 points in the fourth end and a further 2 points in the sixth end for the 7-2 win over Andorra.

Afterwards Canada skip, Michael Lizmore said: “It was a pretty solid game. They made a lot of shots early on and it felt like there were a couple of moments there that we were up against it, but overall we were pretty happy with how we played. Honestly I think it’s about trying to get a bit better every game and just fine tuning regardless of outcome, just taking care of the small details.”

Elsewhere in the session Italy defeated New Zealand 7-4, capped with a steal of 3 points in the eighth end when New Zealand skip, Brett Sargon, was heavy with his final draw facing three Italian stones in the house.

Norway returned to winning ways when they defeated Belarus 14-0 and Sweden continued their unbeaten run with a 10-2 victory over Brazil.

In the final game of the session Scotland defeated Japan 7-4 to remain the only undefeated team left in their group.

Scotland skip, Cameron Bryce said of their performance: “It was a really good game, solid from the start. Getting our 2 in the first and then 2 in the third to go 4-1 up left us controlling the game. We started off slow in the first couple of ends against Italy in the first game, but since then we’ve just progressively gotten better over the week. We’ve just got to keep going in the right direction.”

Session 11

Denmark opened their game in this session with a score of 6 points in the first end and followed that with a score of 4 points in the fourth end, then a steal of 5 points in the sixth end on their way to a 16-2 victory over Kazakhstan.

Austria defeated Korea by a score of 10-0 where they scored a single point in the opening end, before steals in the next four ends, including a steal of 5 points in the fifth end.

In the session’s other games Switzerland defeated Wales 8-2, Latvia claimed a 9-4 victory over France and Estonia won 4-3 against Slovenia.

Session 10

In the opening session of day four Turkey and Germany kept their 100% record intact while there were also wins for New Zealand, England and Slovakia.

Turkey claimed a 9-3 victory over Croatia to keep pace with Germany who defeated Netherlands 13-2 by scoring in five of the six ends played, to ensure both teams remained tied at the top of their group with 3 wins and 0 losses.

After their game, Turkey skip, Alican Karatas said: “We are happy, we practiced a lot before we came here. We are trying to match our rivals, we know Germany are a good team and we’re looking forward to playing against them in the last game [of the round-robin stage].”

New Zealand claimed their second win of the week when they defeated Romania 9-1 in six ends, scoring points in all but the fifth end.

After the game New Zealand skip, Brett Sargon said of their win: “It's good to get in another win on the board, 2 wins now. The team were positive and played really well. The next game's a big game, but every game's a big one here.”

In the session’s final remaining games Slovakia defeated Brazil 6-4 and England won 6-4 over Finland.
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