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Defending world women’s curling champions from Switzerland off to 2-0 start

Team Sweden vs Team Switzerland at the World Women’s Curling Championship (Photo by Brody Langager, MyPGNow)

In a game with plenty of twists and turns Switzerland edged Sweden 8-7 in the morning draw today (Sunday) at the world women’s curling championship in Prince George.

The two-time defending champions from Switzerland led 4-2 at the fifth end break before Sweden stole three in the 6th to give the Swedes a 5-4 lead.

The Swiss tied the game with one in the 7th and then went up 7-5 by stealing two in the 8th before the Swedes got a pair in the 9th thanks to a double takeout on the last shot by skip Anna Hasselborg.

Switzerland, skipped by Silvana Tirinzoni, got the winning point in the 10th.

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In other games in round robin Draw 3, Japan whipped Italy 9-2, South Korea blasted Germany 7-2 and the Czech Republic scored two in the 10th to beat Scotland 10-9.

World Women’s Curling Championship at the CN Centre (Photo by Brody Langager, MyPGNow)

Team Canada (1-1) will play Turkey (0-2) in the 2:00 afternoon draw before facing the Swiss in a feature game tonight at 7:00.

Kerri Einarson’s Canadian team won its opener Saturday afternoon 9-2 over Italy before losing 6-4 to Norway Saturday night.

The standings have Switzerland, Japan and South Korea at 2-0, Denmark and the USA 1-0, Canada, Czech Republic, Norway and Sweden 1-1, with Germany, Scotland, Italy and Turkey all 0-2.

The draw, results and standings can be found here or here.

The Canadian team has other round-robin games Monday and Tuesday afternoon at 2:00, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Qualification games are scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon with the semi-finals Saturday night at 7:00.

Medal games go Sunday, March 27th at 11:00 a.m. (for bronze) and 4:00 p.m. (for gold).

 

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