Switzerland and Canada stay on top as Denmark and USA record important wins

  • Denmark play an important shot against Finland this afternoon Photo: WCF / Michael Burns

Canada and Switzerland were among the winners in Tuesday afternoon's round-robin session to stay tied at the top of the rankings, on six wins and one loss. The other session winners were Denmark and USA.

The Canadians faced an Italian team still looking for their first win and, not for the first time this week, the Italians will consider themselves unfortunate not to break their duck. They were 3-2 up at the halfway break, thanks to two single steals in the fourth and fifth ends. However, Canada recovered with a score of two in the seventh end and finally scored the winning point in the tenth, for a 5-4 victory.

Switzerland faced Japan and in the second end, their skip Binia Feltscher played a double take-out to open the scoring at 2-0. Later, in the sixth end she went event better, hitting out opposition stones to score three points and move into a 5-2 lead. She then hit-out a Japanese stone again in the ninth end to score two more points and take a 7-4 lead for her win.

Denmark faced Finland and in the eighth end, Finland's skip Oona Kauste scored one point with an angle take-out to reduce Denmark's lead to 5-4. But, Denmark went on to win when their skip Lene Nielsen ran Finland out of stones in the tenth end, for a 6-4 victory.

Also in this session, Russia a faced USA and in the tenth end Russia's skip Anna Sidorova hit-out a USA stone to score two points and tie the score at 5-5, subsequently forcing an extra end. In that extra end USA skip Erika Brown had a well-swept draw into the house to score the one point that gave her team a 6-5 win.

They Said It

Chelsea Carey; Canada skip (after 5-4 win over Italy): "This morning we had to be patient and wait it out. Tonight was like being in a different club. We struggled with draw weight but got there eventually, finished strong and came out with a victory thank goodness."

Irene Schori; Switzerland vice-skip (after 7-4 win over Japan): "We're happy. We are performing very well – we're surprising ourselves and enjoying every day, enjoying the arena and the spectators. There are many games to come."

Lene Nielsen; Denmark skip (after 6-4 win over Finland): "That was fun to play in, but more fun to win. We've had some really close game but we've been too up and down. Hopefully we'll get better as the week progresses. It's tiring, you have to be at your best all the time."

RESULTS, Session 10

Denmark 6-4 Finland; Canada 5-4 Italy; Switzerland 7-4 Japan; USA 6-5 Russia

STANDINGS after Session 10 (W-L)

Canada 6-1
Switzerland 6-1
Scotland 5-1
Japan 4-2
Russia 4-2
Germany 3-3
Denmark 3-4
USA 3-4
Korea 2-4
Finland 1-5
Sweden 1-5
Italy 0-6

WCTV next broadcast: Japan v Sweden on Tuesday 22 March at 19.00 (Mountain Daylight Time), www.youtube.com/worldcurlingtv

 WWCC 2016 session 10 results standings
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