Hosts Canada had been one among 4 groups to finish day one of many World Males’s Curling Championship with a 2-0 file, after victories over Scotland and Japan at WinSport Enviornment in Calgary.
Of their opening match, the staff skipped by World Championship debutant Brendan Bottcher pulled out three factors within the last two ends to beat Bruce Mouat’s Scotland 9-6.
Bottcher adopted it up with a victory over Yuta Matsumura’s Japan, comfortably profitable 8-5.
Italy, Norway and the Russian Curling Federation (RCF) all gained their opening two matches too.
Joël Retornaz skipped his Italian staff to a 7-1 thrashing of Jeong Yeong-seok’s South Korea earlier than defeating Zou Qiang’s China in 9 ends 7-4.
Norway’s staff, skipped by Steffen Walstad, pulled out a 7-6 victory over Mads Nørgaard’s Denmark, utilizing the last-stone benefit within the last finish to verify the win.
A second victory got here within the late match, with Walstad rolling in for 3 factors within the eighth finish on his approach to a 7-4 victory over Jaap van Dorp’s Dutch outfit.
RCF – the Russian staff enjoying below a impartial flag in accordance with World Anti-Doping Company sanctions in opposition to the nation – additionally stay unbeaten.
Sergey Glukhov’s staff began with an 8-5 victory over The Netherlands, adopted by a dominant 9-3 win over South Korea.
Having performed only one match on day one, the US and Switzerland are additionally undefeated.
Olympic champion John Shuster bought the US off to a profitable begin in opposition to China, ending 5-4 regardless of a late surge from their opponents.
In what was the match of the day, Peter de Cruz’s Switzerland gained 8-7 in dramatic style in opposition to reigning champions Sweden, led by Niklas Edin.
After Edin’s rink claimed two within the last finish, De Cruz used the final stone benefit within the additional finish to present the Swiss an necessary victory.
Japan and Scotland gained one and misplaced one, whereas Germany and Sweden have but to win and every misplaced a match.
China, Denmark, South Korea and The Netherlands all misplaced their opening two matches.