Kim and Wayne Tuck kept their winning streak going, notching up two more wins as the round robin continues at the 2014 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Dumfries, Scotland.
In the morning game against Slovenia’s Valentina Jurincic and Jure Culic, Canada took control early and never looked back, scoring two with hammer in the first end, then stealing another two in the second. Leading 7-4 and facing the tying rocks in the four-foot, Kim removed all three to score one and complete the 8-4 win.
“We felt pretty good in that game,” she said afterwards. “We got off to a good start. Slovenia played very well. They came back into the game, as the scoreboard shows.”
Team Canada finished strongly with a 9-6 win over undefeated Scotland (Gina Aitken and Bruce Mouat) in a game that started at 9 p.m. local time and went late into the evening. Canada’s Kim Tuck drew for four points in the sixth end to go ahead 9-5, and despite scoring a single in the seventh, the Scots were not able to catch up.
Canada now has a 3-1 record, sitting behind Scotland (4-1) and Sweden (4-1) with four more games to play in the round robin.
“We’d like to make the play-offs and then re-assess our goals and see where we can get after that,” said Kim.
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