Hosts and defending champions win again to stay top of their groups

  • Team Canada Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki

The pressure to reach the play-off stages of the World Senior Curling Championships 2017 was gradually increasing as play continued on Tuesday (25 April) - the third day of round-robin games.

In the women’s event, Canada beat Lithuania by 13-1 to record their fifth straight win and top Group A, unbeaten, ahead of Japan in second place, who had their fourth win with a 6-4 victory over Sweden. Russia are now in third place after beating England by 11-2.

In the B Group, Switzerland beat USA by 6-4, a result that ties these two teams in second place – on three wins and one loss - behind unbeaten leaders Scotland. Scotland have played one game less, having sat out Tuesday’s first two sessions.

Among the men, Denmark and Sweden both recorded their fifth wins – the Danes beating Norway by 5-3 while defending champions Sweden had to come from behind to beat Poland by 7-4 – and they remain locked together as unbeaten leaders of Group A. Ireland and Switzerland – on three wins and no losses – share the lead in Group B, after Ireland’s 6-2 win over Italy while Switzerland had the morning off.

Following their 7-2 win over Finland, Canada are clear leaders in Group C on four wins and no losses. In this Group, New Zealand beat Wales by 7-3 to stay in second place.

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