Day one review

  • Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

Four sessions of men’s round-robin play were staged on Saturday’s (21 April) first day of competition at the World Senior Curling Championships 2018, in Oestersund, Sweden, and in Group A, Australia top the table with two wins, by 7-3 over Slovenia and then by 5-4 after an extra end against defending champions Sweden.

In Group B, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey all recorded one win, while in Group C, Latvia, Norway and the United States all opened their campaigns with a win. Denmark lead Group D with two wins, by 6-3 over Israel and then 10-6 over Hong Kong.

There were three sessions for the women and each of the fifteen teams taking part have played one game. In Group A, Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United States all won, while the Group B winners were England, Latvia, Scotland and Switzerland.

For athlete quotes from the opening day of the World Senior Curling Championships 2018 visit http://www.worldcurling.org/wscc2018/day-one-quotes

Results

WOMEN

Session one: Switzerland 15-3 New Zealand; Scotland 6-2 Finland

Session two: United States 6-3 Russia; Australia W-L Poland; Canada 11-2 Lithuania

Session three: Sweden 7-6 Japan; England 11-4 Ireland; Latvia 6-4 Italy

MEN

Session one: Wales 9-4 Japan; Israel 3-6 Denmark; England 3-11 Germany; Slovenia 3-7 Australia

Session two: Finland 7-6 Ireland; Latvia 13-2 Croatia; Russia 3-8 Norway

Session three: Switzerland 11-1 England; Australia 5-4 Sweden; Hong Kong 6-10 Denmark

Session four: Belgium 4-7 Turkey; Canada 7-3 France; Scotland 9-1 Netherlands; Italy 9-2 Czech Republic; United States 6-3 Finland; New Zealand 10-2 Poland

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