Day four review

  • Hong Kong record first ever World Senior's win Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

Following Tuesday’s (24 April) round-robin play in the World Senior Curling Championships in Oestersund, Sweden, both women’s Groups have emerged with clear leaders.

Canada beat Japan by 6-2 to record their fifth win without loss so far, and top Group A, ahead of United States, who had a bye on Tuesday, in second place, and third-placed Sweden, who beat Lithuania by 7-4.

In women’s Group B, Switzerland came out as 5-4 winners in a top-of-the-table clash with Scotland to move into a clear lead on five wins and no losses, a result that puts Scotland into second place. Behind these two there is a three-way tie for third involving England, Finland and Latvia. To get into this third-place tie, Finland beat England by 6-5 while Latvia were 10-1 winners over New Zealand.

In the men’s Groups, defending champions Sweden had a 10-4 win over Czech Republic to join Italy, in second place of Group A, behind leaders Australia.

In Group B, Switzerland beat Belgium by 11-2 to top the Group on three wins and no losses. Earlier, Canada beat Belgium by 10-2 while Germany were 13-2 winners over France, and these two teams now share top spot in the Group, also on three wins but both having suffered one loss.

In Group D, Norway continued their unbeaten record beating Finland by 9-2 for a fifth win that qualifies them for the Play-offs. Behind Norway, Latvia and United States are in joint second place, with United States beating Russia by 3-2.

Denmark lead Group D and have qualified directly for the quarter-finals. They beat second-placed New Zealand by 11-1 in the evening session to consolidate their position. In the same session, Hong Kong had a historic first-ever win in this event, beating Poland by 9-7.

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Results

WOMEN

Session 11: Switzerland 5-4 Italy; Australia 1-13 Russia; Scotland 11-1 Ireland; New Zealand 0-12 Finland; Japan 2-6 Canada.

Session 12: Lithuania 4-7 Sweden.

Session 13: England 5-6 Finland; New Zealand 1-10 Latvia; Poland L-W United States; Switzerland 5-4 Scotland.

MEN

Session 13: Netherlands 1-16 Italy.

Session 14: France 2-13 Germany; Hong Kong 4-9 Wales; Canada 10-2 Belgium; Japan 1-7 Israel; England 10-4 Turkey.

Session 15: Russia 2-3 United States; Slovenia 4-8 Scotland.

Session 16: Croatia 2-8 Ireland; Belgium 2-11 Switzerland; Finland 2-9 Norway; Denmark 11-1 New Zealand; Poland 7-9 Hong Kong; Czech Republic 4-10 Sweden.

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