WSCC 2017 gets underway with wins for defending champions

  • Sweden's Mats Wranaa Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki

After two sessions of play on Sunday's (23 April) opening day in the World Senior Curling Championships 2017 in the ATB Centre Lethbridge Curling Club, all of the women’s teams – except Slovakia – have been in action, while most of the men’s teams have played their first games.

Both of the 2016 champion teams have returned intact to defend their titles, and both started with wins. Jackie Lockhart led the Scottish women to a 9-2 win over Czech Republic while Sweden’s Mats Wranaa skipped his men to a 7-3 win over Japan.

Elsewhere among the men, Hugh Millikin’s Australia beat USA by 5-4 in a tight game and Israel beat France by 10-6.

Denmark won another tight game by 5-4 over Germany while, by contrast Switzerland beat Kazakhstan by 19-0.

Among the women, hosts Canada, skipped by former two-times world champion Colleen Jones, beat Italy by 6-3. Japan beat England by 12-6, scoring four points in the last end, while Switzerland had a 7-3 win over Australia.


For full standings and results visit, www.worldcurling.org/wscc2017/livescores


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