REGINA ó Canada and France lead the pack with 2-0 records after two draws of the world menís curling championship.
Winnipegís Jeff Stoughton overcame a slow start on Saturday night and thumped Denmarkís Tommy Stjerne 9-5 in eight ends at sold out Brandt Centre. Stoughton gave up a steal of three in the third end to go down 4-2, but he bounced back with a steal of four in the sixth to take control of the match.
Canada beat Switzerlandís Christof Schwaller 8-4 in the afternoon draw.
France's Dufour, meanwhile, hammered Koreaís Dong Keun Lee 8-2 during the evening slate of games to up his mark to 2-0.
Chinaís Yansong Ji and Scotlandís Tom Brewster also won their openers on Saturday night. Ji got past Germanyís Andy Kapp 6-4, while Brewster stole one in the 10th to beat Swedenís Niklas Edin 7-6.
American Pete Fenson and Norwayís Thomas Ulsrud are also 1-0 after victories on Saturday afternoon.
Korea and Denmark are both 0-2 after the first day of action.