May 27th, 2024

Canada into playoffs at mixed curling worlds, will play Estonia in qualifying round

By The Canadian Press on April 25, 2024.

Kadriana and Colton Lott discuss strategy at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Calgary, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The Lotts scored an 11-4 win over Australia on Thursday to qualify for the playoffs at the world mixed doubles curling championship.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden – Canada’s Kadriana and Colton Lott won their final two group-stage games Thursday and advanced into the playoffs at the world mixed doubles curling championship.

The husband-and-wife team from Gimli, Man., needed just one win to clinch a spot, which they did with an 11-4 win over Australia in Thursday’s early draw.

The Lotts followed with a 12-6 win over the United States in the final preliminary round draw.

Canada and Sweden finished tied with 8-1 records, but the hosts took top spot because they defeated the Canadians on Tuesday in their group-stage meeting.

The Canadians will face Estonia in Friday’s qualification round, with the winner playing Group A winner Norway in the semifinals later that day.

The medal games are Saturday,

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 25, 2024.

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