Thursday, April 23, 2009

Update from Italy

Scotland's reps at the World Mixed Doubles in Cortina, Vicky Sloan and Keith MacLennan, beat the Russians in an extra end of their last round robin game, but their two previous losses meant that they finish third in their section - a good performance but not enough to progress further in the event.

One semifinal matchup is confirmed. China (7-1 in the Green Group) will face defending champions Switzerland (8-0 in the Blue Group). Canada is through with a perfect record from the Red Group. But five teams are still in with a chance to claim the fourth semifinal berth at the 2009 Mixed Doubles Championship.

Sweden and Hungary both finished 6-2 in the Green Group and will contest a tiebreaker. The winner will clash with the winner of a second tiebreaker featuring Poland and the Czech Republic, who finished second equal in the Blue Group at 6-2. The winner of that matchup will meet Finland, who beat Bulgaria 10-4 to claim second place in the Red Group with a 7-1 record. That winner will advance to the semifinals to face Canada, the Red Group winner at 8-0. The Finns and the Canadians were the two teams who beat the Scots.

The gold and bronze medal finals are scheduled for 12 noon on Saturday, April 25.

You can find all the results here.

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