Day 3: Roundup


Session 9
There were two men's games in this session, with USA facing Switzerland in a clash of the Group A table-toppers and Finland facing Poland.

The USA v Switzerland game was tight until the seventh end when, with the score at 4-3 in their favour, USA scored three points to claim a 7-3 victory that put them into clear lead at the top of their section, undefeated on three wins.

Poland put themselves in a strong position at the start of their game against Finland, scoring five in the first end. But Finland were able to completely turn the table when in the fourth end they scored six points for a 7-6 lead on their way to a 14-6 win.

About these remarkable scores, Finnish skip Kari Kari Keranen simply said: "If you lose big ends you have to win big ends!"

Session 10
Denmark continued their unbeaten run in this session, beating Russia by 7-5.

They scored three points in the fourth end for a 6-2 lead and were able to stay in charge of the game after that. This win kept them on top of Group B, where they are being chased by Norway, who had a 6-3 win over England.

Australia faced France and they finished off their 10-1 victory with a score of four points in the sixth end.

This result pushed them into a four-way second place tie in Group C behind leaders USA, while France are still looking for their first win.

New Zealand is one of the other teams involved in that second-place Group B tie and they beat Hungary by 5-3 in a tight game.

The fifth men's game of this session was between Slovakia and Germany.

The Germans opened with a score of three in the first end and were 5-0 ahead at the halfway mark on their way to a 6-1 win that also puts them into the four-way second-placed tie in Group C.

Session 11
Sweden beat Turkey by 15-0 in just six ends while Ireland had an 11-3 win over the Czech Republic.

Ireland opened with a score of three in the first end and were never behind after this, scoring three again in the third end and finishing off with a steal of two points in the seventh end.

Session 12
Italy got just their second win of the week in Group A with a 9-2 win over Kazakhstan.

Meanwhile joint Group leaders Canada and Scotland had tougher tasks on their hands.

The Canadians faced Japan and after being 2-1 down when Japan scored two in the second end, took control, scoring two in the third end to take a 3-2 lead before moving on to a 6-4 victory.

At the same time Scotland were playing against Latvia and in a game that was tight all the way, Latvia scored two points in the eighth end to win by 7-6 with a spectacular come-in off a wide winger.

These results now mean that Canada sit alone, unbeaten at the top of Group A.

The other two games in this session were in Group C and in the bottom-of-the-table clash between France and Poland, it was France who got their first win, beating the Poles by 7-5.

Also in Group C Switzerland beat Slovakia by 10-4.


Session 9
Sweden lost their game against the Czech Republic after an umpire's measure in the eighth end gave the Czechs two points for an 8-8 score-line that forced an extra end.

In that extra end, the Czech skip Ivana Kubeskova played an effective guard that virtually left Sweden's Gunilla Ardwifsson Edlund no way in with her last stone, allowing the Czechs to steal one point to give them their first win so far, at 9-8.

Meanwhile, Kay Gibb's Scottish team won a tight game against Finland by 7-6 to record their second win from the three games they have played, and these results put Scotland and Sweden into the joint lead in Group A.

The third women's game in this session was between Russia and Japan and this game was also won on a steal of one point by Russia in the eighth end, for an 8-7 win.

Session 11
The Scottish women played the Czech Republic in this session and Kay Gibb's Scots opened with a steal of two in the first end and then opened up their lead with three points in the third end.

They then had single steals in the fourth, seventh and eighth ends to complete a 9-5 win that keeps them in joint top position in Group A alongside Sweden.

To stay in joint top position beside Scotland, Sweden beat Switzerland by 9-4, scoring two in the second end, stealing two in the third end then stealing a further three points in the fourth end for a 7-3 lead on their way to their victory.

Finland beat Japan by 7-5 in this session, thanks largely to a score of three in the sixth end, a result that puts Kirsti Kauste's Finnish team into third place in Group A.

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