Sweden and undefeated Canada press on in second and first place

  • Sweden's Anna Hasselborg © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik

Canada won their sixth game of the CPT World Women’s Curling Championship 2017 on Tuesday (21 March) morning to continue their winning run, while a win for Sweden keeps them hot-on-the-heels of the table leaders.

Sweden beat Czech Republic 10-4 in nine ends, while Canada won against Korea 9-8.

Russia and USA also had victories in the ninth session of play at the Capital Gymnasium, Beijing, China. USA won against Denmark 7-6 and Russia beat Germany 8-4.

In the second end, in the game between Russia and Germany, German skip Daniela Jentsch made a hit that gave her team two points and a 2-0 lead. However, in the seventh end, Russia’s skip Anna Sidorova made a draw for three points and a 7-3 lead. The final score was 8-4.

Denmark faced USA, in search of their first win and in the ninth end Denmark’s skip Lene Nielsen executed a hit that gave her team two points and a 6-4 lead. However, in the tenth and final end USA skip, Nina Roth, threw a double take-out, which gave her team three points and the win, with the score finishing at 7-6.

Between Canada and Korea, in the seventh end Canada’s skip Rachel Homan made a hit for four points and a 8-5 lead, before going on to win the game 9-8.

Sweden’s skip Anna Hasselborg scored three points, in the second end, against Czech Republic, which were matched by the Czech skip Anna Kubeskova in the third end. This kept the scores level at 3-3. However, it was Sweden’s day and a draw for three points, in the eighth end, helped Hasselborg and her team to an 8-4 lead, before they went on to win 10-4.

They said it

Nina Roth; skip, USA (after 7-6 win over Denmark): ““The last shot, it really helped out that all of my team mates knew that we were going to make it. There was no second-guessing about just securing the deuce [two points] and going for it in the extra [end]. Everyone had full faith that we were going to make it together as a team. It was a perfect team shot because we knew where to put the broom [and] knew what to throw.”

Sara McManus; vice-skip, Sweden (after 10-4 win over Czech Republic): “It was a nice solid game. The Czechs played good, but we had a nice solid run. We are enjoying ourselves, we like it here [in Beijing]. [Switzerland tonight] is a tough game, they play very well. We will go home, rest, and eat a lot [to prepare].”

Results session nine: Russia 8-4 Germany; USA 7-6 Denmark; Canada 9-8 Korea; Czech Republic 4-10 Sweden

Standings after session nine (W-L):

Canada 6-0
Sweden 5-1
Switzerland 4-1
Scotland 3-2
Czech Republic 3-3
Russia 3-3
USA 3-3
Italy 2-3
Germany 2-4
Korea 2-4
China 1-4
Denmark 0-6

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WCTV highlights next live game: Denmark v China (Tuesday 21 March at 14.00, +8 UTC)