Switzerland prevail over Scotland to take top-spot

  • Franziska Kaufmann Photo: WCF / Michael Burns

Switzerland faced Scotland in a table-top clash in Wednesday (23 March) afternoon's round-robin play at the Ford World Women's Championships 2016, and it took all the way to an extra end for Switzerland's 2014 world champions to prevail, winning by 7-6 to move into a clear lead at the top-of-the-table.

In the sixth end of this game, Switzerland's skip Binia Feltscher hit-out a Scottish stone to score two points that reduced Scotland's lead to 5-3, which in-turn started a Swiss revival. This game eventually went to an extra end and Switzerland's Feltscher played a perfectly-judged hit-and-roll with her last stone of that end to score the one point needed to give her team the 7-6 win.

Also in this session, Korea faced Canada. In the ninth end of this game, Korea's fourth player Un Chi Gim hit-out a Canadian stone to score two points and reduce the Canadian lead to just one point, at 7-6. Then, in the tenth end Canada's skip Chelsea Carey had a complete miss, to hand Korea two points from the end and an 8-7 win.

Germany were facing USA in this session, and, in the sixth end, Germany's skip Daniela Driendl drew her last stone into the house to score two points and tie the game at 3-3. However, in the next end USA's Erika Brown played a precision double take-out to give her team two points and a 5-3 lead. USA went on to win by 7-4.

Sweden faced Denmark in the fourth game of this session, and the Swedes were able to keep the scoreboard clicking over, scoring ones in six different ends to emerge as 6-2 winners.

They Said It

Irene Schori; Switzerland third (after 7-6 win over Scotland): “That was really exciting. We played good after the first four ends. We had two big misses and we tried our best to keep going and it's great. We tried to play offensive [in the second-half], which worked, so that was good."

Ji Sun Kim; Korea skip (after 8-7 win over Canada): "I can't explain how happy I feel right now, I'm really happy. I thought Canada were a bit nervous [when they came to play that last shot].”

Erika Brown; USA skip (after 7-4 win over Germany): “I think we have a better feel for the ice now. I think we just need to keep doing what we’re doing. I think we’re capable of it [making the play-offs] and we all believe that.”

RESULTS, Session 13

Korea 8-7 Canada; Sweden 6-2 Denmark; Germany 4-7 USA; Scotland 6-7 Switzerland

STANDINGS after Session 13 (W-L)

Switzerland 7-1
Scotland 7-2
Canada 6-2
Japan 6-2
Russia 5-3
USA 4-4
Korea 4-5
Denmark 3-5
Germany 3-6
Sweden 3-6
Finland 1-7
Italy 1-7

WCTV highlights: Next broadcast USA v Japan and Canada v Finland on Wednesday 23 March at 19.00 (Mountain Daylight Time), www.youtube.com/worldcurlingtv

 WWCC 2016 session 13 standings results
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