WSCC 2016: Day seven review

  • Germany competing at the World Senior Curling Championships in Karlstad Photo: WCF / Alina Androsova

In two out of the three men's groups, all three qualifying nations have emerged, with only the last two qualification places in Group A to be decided in Friday (22 April) morning's last session of group play.

Already qualified in Group A are the USA, who completed their programme on Thursday (21 April) morning with a 10-1 win over Belgium, their seventh win from eight starts.

The other teams still in the qualification hunt from Group A include second-placed Scotland, who beat Wales by 9-5, with three more teams - Germany, Latvia and Switzerland - all tied in third place, still with the chance to make progress.

The three qualifiers from Group B are leaders Canada, who remain undefeated after their 10-1 win over Finland, with one game left to play; second placed Sweden, who finished their programme with a 9-3 win over the Netherlands; and third-placed Ireland, who had a 7-6 extra end win over Japan to seal their place.

In Group C, unbeaten New Zealand lead the way on eight wins, the latest being by 8-1 over Slovenia; second-placed Norway, who beat Italy by 9-2; and third-placed Denmark, who had a 10-4 win over England, are the other qualifiers.

In the women's s groups, England completed their Group A programme undefeated with a 12-3 victory over Sweden to finish at the top-of-the-table on eight wins. In the same Group Canada finished second, completing their programme with a 7-3 win against Latvia. Despite their loss to England, Sweden qualified in third place.

Scotland topped the rankings in women's Group B, undefeated. They beat nearest rivals USA by 6-5 on Thursday evening. Switzerland beat Austria by 7-2 to qualify from this Group in second place while the Americans and Germany, who beat Russia by 5-2 are now in a tie-breaker battle for the last qualifying place.


Results

MEN

  • Session 25: Czech Republic 7, Russia 4; Germany 7, Switzerland 4; Belgium 1, USA 10; Wales 5, Scotland 9.
  • Session 26: New Zealand 8, Slovenia 1; Japan 6, Ireland 7 (extra end); Canada 10, Finland 1; Netherlands 4, Slovakia 10.
  • Session 27: Poland won (over absent Turkey); Israel 9, France 7; Denmark 10, England 4; Belgium 6, Latvia 9.
  • Session 28: Netherlands 3, Sweden 9; Norway 9, Italy 2 ; Australia 6, Slovenia 1.

    WOMEN

  • Session 25: New Zealand 4, Italy 5; Switzerland 7, Austria 2.
  • Session 26: Latvia 3, Canada 7; Japan 8, Finland 6.
  • Session 27: USA 5, Scotland 6; England 12, Sweden 3.
  • Session 28: Finland 6, Czech Republic 4; Lithuania 0, Australia 6; Germany 5, Russia 2.