WSCC 2017 Day one concludes with defending champions and hosts still undefeated

  • Finland's Mari Hansen Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki

The first four sessions of group round-robin play in the World Seniors Curling Championships 2017 were completed on Sunday (23 April) at the ATB Centre Lethbridge Curling Club, with all teams now having been on the ice.

In the women’s early evening session, defending champions Scotland cruised to a 15-1 win over a Slovakian team who were making their first appearance. At the same time, Czech Republic beat Australia by 10-3 to record their first win so far.

Finland left the ice celebrating their first win when they beat Switzerland women by 5-3.

In the Women's Final session of the day England recorded their first win with a 10-0 victory over Lithuania in six ends. At the same time Japan, Sweden and Canada continued their unbeaten runs by winning their second games of the day. Japan defeated Ireland 9-2, Sweden claimed an 8-6 victory over Italy and Canada claimed a close fought 7-5 extra end win over Russia.

In men’s play, the early evening session saw the first extra end of the event so far, with Italy eventually beating Australia by 7-6. Hosts, Canada, made a winning start with a 10-3 win over England, as did Ireland, who beat USA by 5-3, to hand the US team their second loss so far. In their first game, New Zealand beat Finland by 10-1 after scoring four points in the opening end.

The men's late evening session saw Norway, Denmark and Sweden all record their second wins of the day while Germany record their first win.

Norway defeated Japan by a score of 12-2 after opening the game with three points in the first end, before scoring three more points in the third end and stealing four points in the fourth end on the way to their win. Denmark defeated Czech Republic by a score of 9-2 and Sweden secured a 9-2 win over Belgium by scoring in five of the six ends played.

In the session’s final game, Germany defeated Poland 7-4.

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