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Sweden and Scotland continue to shine in the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship

Wednesday, March 20 2013 by SNTV
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    Sweden and Scotland continue to dominate the round-robin phase at the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship in Riga, Latvia on Tuesday after both teams recorded their sixth wins out of seven in Draw 11.


    Germany faced Denmark in Tuesday evening's round-robin play at the World Women's Curling Championship in Riga, Latvia.

    This game went all the way to an extra end.

    Denmark subsequently had last stone advantage though, and their skip Lene Nielsen used it well, hitting out a German stone for the one point needed for a 6-5 win.

    Tournament hosts Latvia were still looking their first win of the competition when they face the daunting task of taking on joint leaders Scotland.

    The Scots controlled the game from start to finish and their skip, Eve Muirhead, drew into the open side of the house in the seventh end to score three and take a substantial 8-4 lead.

    When Scotland scored one point with a hit in the ninth end to take the score to 9-4, Latvia conceded.

    USA faced Japan next and in the seventh end of the game, the USA had two stones counting in the house when skip Erika Brown had an open draw to score three.

    Japan conceded after the next end with the score at 10-3 to the USA.

    Sweden, who had to recover from suffering their first defeat earlier in the day, met Canada in Tuesday's final game.

    Swedish fourth Maria Prytz hit for one point in the sixth end to take a 3-2 lead and then in the tenth, Prytz hit out the only Canadian stone in the house to score four points.

    That gave give Sweden an 8-4 win that kept them in joint top position with Scotland at 6-1.

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