Updates From Fredericton / Tours

As we enter the finals weekend of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and the World Senior Curling Championships, here’s how things are looking.

Bruce Mouat and Gina Aitken (above) have had a great week in Canada and finished their round-robin campaign in joint first place on a W6 L2 record.

This gave them a quarter-final place against Sweden who they had already beaten 8-5 earlier in the week.

Unfortunately, it was revenge for the Swedes who came away with a 6-4 victory ending Team Scotland’s run in Fredericton.

Meanwhile Team England, Anna Fowler and Ben Fowler, couldn’t find that elusive victory on the last day of group play and finished their tournament on a W0 L8 record.

This means that the World Mixed Doubles title will be fought for in the semi-finals by Norway, Sweden, Hungary and Czech Republic on Saturday.

At the World Seniors, ‘home’ interest will continue into the last days of competition.

In the men’s competition, England finished their round-robin on W3 L6, Ireland on W5 L4 and Scotland on W6 L3.

The Scots came closest to a semi-final berth but just missed out – Saturday’s knockout stage will feature New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada and Sweden.

In the women’s draw, Ireland finished on W1 L5 while Scotland had a clean sweep and finished on W6 L0 to make the semi-finals.

They join Sweden, Canada and the winner of the Austria v. Japan tiebreaker.

Best of luck to Christine Cannon and her team.

The Mixed Doubles site is here and the Seniors site is here.

Things are going well for Team Brewster at the European Masters in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

They have played four games so far and won three – against Marcus Hasselborg, Rasmus Stjerne and Peter de Cruz. Their defeat came against Sven Michel.

Scotland’s representatives in Switzerland currently occupy second place out of eight.

Follow their progress here and enjoy some streamed games on Laola1.tv here.

Team Muirhead are at the Players’ Championship in Toronto, Canada.

They have currently notched up two wins against Shannon Kleibrink and Anna Sidorova and taken two defeats to Michele Jaeggi and Stefanie Lawton which has given them a quarter-final spot.

See how they get on here.

Photo is © Richard Gray / WCF 2013