WSCC 2016: Day eight review

  • Photo: WCF / Céline Stucki

The men's quarter-finals were played out in front of a packed house on Friday (22 April) night at the Karlstad Curling Arena.

Canada faced Scotland and in a tight game, the teams swapped single points all the way though to the sixth end. Canada managed to blank the seventh end and then, in the eighth their skip Randy Neufeld managed to draw his last stone into the four-foot ring to score one and win by 4-3.

Denmark played USA in another tight game that went all the way to the final stone. USA skip Geoff Goodland was heavy with his final draw to give Denmark a steal of two and a 6-5 win.

The third game of the session between New Zealand and Ireland also went to the last stone and in this case New Zealand skip Hans Frauenlob was light with his final draw and this gave Ireland a steal of one for a 6-5 win.

Norway faced Sweden in the fourth quarter-final and this game hinged on an unlucky stone for Norway that allowed Sweden to steal four in the fourth end. The Norwegians could not recover from this and Sweden went on to win by 10-4.

In the women's championship, Sweden beat Switzerland by 8-2 while Germany were 6-4 winners over Canada in their qualification event - Germany had earlier beaten USA in a tie-breaker. These two teams now go on to Saturday (23 April) morning's semi-finals, when Germany will play Scotland and Sweden will face England.

RESULTS, women's 2 v 3 winners

Switzerland 2-8 Sweden; Canada 4-6 Germany

RESULTS, men's quarter-finals

Scotland 3, Canada 4; Denmark 5, USA 4; New Zealand 5, Ireland 6; Norway 4, Sweden 10.