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World Mixed Doubles underway in Dumfries, Scotland

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - Posted by Jean Mills

The 2014 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship is underway in Dumfries, Scotland, where Team Canada’s Wayne and Kim Tuck lost a close opening match to Sweden’s Camilla Johansson and Per Noreen on Thursday morning.

Team Canada’s Kim Tuck sweeps as Wayne Tuck delivers his rock at the 2014 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Dumfries, Scotland (Photo WCF/Richard Gray)

Team Canada’s Kim Tuck sweeps as Wayne Tuck delivers his rock at the 2014 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Dumfries, Scotland (Photo WCF/Richard Gray)

The Tucks, who have Jim Waite with them as team coach, prevailed at the 2014 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials last month in Ottawa, and will be looking for Canada’s first gold medal at the event.

In today’s game, the husband-and-wife team from Ilderton, Ont., gave up single steals in the first two ends, but bounced back with a deuce in the third and a steal of two in the fourth to lead 4-2 at the break.

Canada held a 6-5 lead heading into the final (eighth) end, and were set up to hold the Swedes to a single and force the extra end, but Noreen was able to nudge a Canadian counter off the button and score two for the win.

Canada’s next game is Friday at 8 a.m. (local time; 3 a.m. ET) against Latvia’s Dace and Ansis Regza.

Results, statistics, live video streams, news and photos from the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2014 can be seen here on the World Curling Federation’s official event website: http://wmdcc2014.curlingevents.com

Curling fans around the world will also be able to see a number of live games and selected highlights from the 2014 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship via the World Curling Federation’s YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/WorldCurlingTV

The full webcast schedule can be found here: http://wmdcc2014.curlingevents.com/schedule

At the same time as staging the World Mixed Doubles Championship, the Dumfries Ice Bowl will also act as host to the Men’s and Women’s World Senior Curling Championships. More information about that event can be found here: http://wscc2014.curlingevents.com



About Jean Mills
Jean Mills is Coordinator of Web Content Services for the Canadian Curling Association. She writes and edits for Curling.ca, including feature stories, news items, and her bi-monthly column, Around The House.

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