World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships 2022: Scotland last undefeated team at halfway stage

Beijing 2022 Olympic medallists Eve Muirhead and Bobby Lammie are the only pair yet to suffer a loss in Geneva after the United States slipped to England in Group B and Italy were felled by Sweden in Group A. 

4 min By Chloe Merrell. Created: Tuesday 26 April 2022.
Eve Muirhead action Tokyo
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Eve Muirhead's hunt for the elusive quadruple continues at the 2022 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship after she and partner Bobby Lammie emerged as the only team with an 100 per cent win streak at the conclusion of all three round robin games on Tuesday (April 26).

The Scottish duo comfortably beat Germany 8-4 in their morning match-up before then returning to clinch victory over the United States 7-2 to become the only team in Geneva yet to suffer a loss.

At the start of Tuesday's action US sibling act Becca and Matt Hamilton were also unbeaten in the tournament but two consecutive losses later, first to England 7-4 and then to Scotland 7-2, sees the Americans have now dropped to third in the table behind Canada.

Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterson, who were handed their first defeat by Scotland on Monday (25 April), rebounded strongly with two wins against Hungary (10-1) and Czech Republic (10-4) to sit in second place behind table-toppers Scotland.

Elsewhere in Group A, Australian Olympic duo Tahlia Gill and Dean Hewitt, and Team Turkey clocked their first wins of the tournament so far.

Australia romped to a 12-4 victory over Spain thanks to a stunning last stone in the first end by to Gill. The Australian scored a maximum six points to leave the Spaniard's a near-impossible mountain to climb.

With a taste for winning the Aussies then backed up their first win with a second in the evening against England. They defeated sibling team Anna and Ben Fowler 8-5.

Turkey meanwhile banked a 6-3 evening win over Hungary in seven ends. Afterwards, Dilsat Yildiz told World Curling she was delighted with the result:

"We've got our first win in the tournament, so we're happy. We've prepared well for this event, and we know we always have strong opponents at this level. Also, sometimes we've not been lucky so far. The difference this time was to have patience and full concentration."

Beijing 2022 Olympic champion Stefania Constantini and new partner Sebastiano Arman also suffered their first loss of the tournament so far at the hands of Sweden in Group A's afternoon session.

The Italians lost the match 7-4 after Sweden consolidated a two-point fourth end with a steal of one in the fifth to go 5-3 up.

Olympic men's curling champion Rasmus Wranaa then sealed the deal in the seventh end with a heavy clear-out to score another two to take the score to 7-4.

With one end left to play Constantini and Arman conceded defeat.

The victory was a critical one for Sweden who are right back in contention for a play-off spot. They are now in a four-way tie for second alongside Japan, Norway and Switzerland who have all won four and lost two.

At the other end of the table New Zealand are still searching for their first win in Geneva after they lost their sixth consecutive game to Denmark 9-5.

Meanwhile, Finland bested Estonia 9-4 and Japan bagged an 11-3 victory over Korea thanks to a stunning five-point seventh end.

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship updated schedule (all time CEST, GMT+2):

Wednesday 27 April

10:00 - Session 13: NOR v EST; KOR v FIN; DEN v JPN; NZL v SWE; ITA v SUI

14:00 - Session 14: GER v TUR; SCO v HUN; AUS v USA; ENG v CAN; CZE v ESP

18:00 - Session 15: JPN v FIN; SUI v NZL; EST v KOR; ITA v NOR; DEN v SWE

Thursday 28 April

10:00 - Session 16: USA v HUN; ESP v ENG; TUR v SCO; CZE v GER; AUS v CAN

14:00 - Session 17: SUI v KOR; EST v DEN; NOR v NZL; SWE v JPN; FIN v ITA

18:00 - Session 18: ESP v SCO; TUR v AUS; GER v ENG; CAN v USA; HUN v CZE

Friday 29 April

09:00 - Qualification Game A2 v B3 and Relegation Games

12:30 - Qualification Game B2 v A3

16:00 - Semi-final B1 v A2/B3

19:30 - Semi-final A1 v B2/A3

Saturday 30 April

10:00 - Bronze Medal Game

14:00 - Gold Medal Game

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