Scotland claims first place after Draw 9
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency
REGINA — Scotland just keeps on winning at the world men’s curling championship.
Aberdeen skip Tom Brewster improved to 6-0 on Tuesday morning with a 5-3 win over China’s Yan Song Ji at the Brandt Centre.
Canada’s Jeff Stoughton, who was idle, is 5-0 and plays France’s Thomas Dufour (4-1) on Tuesday afternoon.
Scotland and Canada will meet in what should be a first-place showdown on Tuesday night.
Sweden’s Niklas Edin kept pace on Tuesday morning, improving to 4-2 with an 8-7 victory over Germany’s Andy Kapp in an extra end. Edin improved to 4-2, while Kapp is now 2-4.
Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud, last year's Olympic silver medallist, now needs to go on a long winning streak if he’s going to think about making the playoffs. Ulsrud fell to 2-4 with a 7-4 loss to Switzerland’s Christof Schwaller, who is looking good at 4-2 and already has Canada and Scotland out of the way.
In the fourth and final game on Tuesday morning, Pete Fenson of the U.S. bounced back from his loss to Canada with an 8-4 win over the Czech Republic’s Jiri Snitil.
The U.S., China and the Czech Republic are all 2-4.