Groups beginning to take shape at mid-point of World Seniors round-robin

  • USA's Patricia Lank leads a so far unbeaten team Photo: © WCF / Céline Stucki

Canada’s men came out on top in the Group C top-of-the-table clash with Scotland in Monday (23 April) afternoon’s seventh session of play. They won by 7-2, after scoring two points in the second end and stealing three more points in the third end.

This leaves Canada unbeaten with three wins at the top of Group C, with New Zealand, who beat Russia by 8-5 slipping into second place on two wins and no losses ahead of the Scots. Wales also got their third win in this Group, beating England by 5-4 to leave the English still looking for their first win after four games.

Switzerland beat France by 5-4 to record their third win so far and they now sit unbeaten at the top of Group B. Also, in Group B, USA beat Kazakhstan by 13-3 to record their first win of the week so far.

In the last session of day two, there were wins for Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Poland beat Japan 9-8, while Denmark won against Belgium 9-2. Steals of one and two points in the second and third ends helped Sweden to their 6-5 win over Czech Republic and a score of three points in the eighth and final end for Germany saw them win against Norway, 6-4. After these wins, Denmark and Sweden now sit at the top of Group A.

In women’s play, USA beat Slovakia by 11-1 to set up a Group B top-of-the-table clash with Scotland on Tuesday (24 April), while Switzerland kept on the tails of these two in Group B with a 6-3 win over Czech Republic.

After session eight Canada are the only unbeaten team in Group A. They beat Sweden 10-2 on Monday night. There were also wins for England who beat Ireland 8-3; Lithuania who won against Japan 8-4 and Italy who had a 6-4 victory over Russia, on Monday night.

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