WSCC 2017: Belgium men record first ever world seniors win

  • Belgian men win first ever world seniors game Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki

In Monday’s (24 April) second day of play at the ATB Centre Lethbridge Curling Club, there was a little piece of curling history when Belgium’s men recorded their nation’s first-ever victory at this level, beating Poland by 10-1.

Elsewhere in the men’s Groups, defending champions Sweden carved out their third win so far, but only by beating Germany 7-5 in an extra end. They share top spot in Group A with Denmark, who had a 10-1 win over Japan.

Ireland and Switzerland are tied at the top of Group B, each on two wins: Switzerland beat Italy by 8-3 while Ireland had an 11-3 victory over France.

In Group C, Canada and Scotland are joint leaders – Scotland beat England by 14-2 while Canada were 10-2 winners over Russia. These two teams meet in the next session of Group C play.

In women’s play, defending champions Scotland recorded their third win, beating Australia by 9-1 to top Group B, while USA recovered from being 5-2 down after five ends against Czech Republic to eventually win by 8-5 and take second place in the Group.

Three teams are tied at the top of women’s Group A: Canada, who beat England by 13-1, Japan who fought out a 6-5 win over Italy, and Sweden who came from behind to beat Ireland, helped by a game-changing score of five in the fifth end.

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