Canadian Junior Curling Championships 2020: Winnipeg’s Jacques Gauthier split his first two games at the world junior curling championship Saturday while Mackenzie Zacharias of Altona, Man., lost her opener at the Crystal Ice Arena.
American Luc Violette edged Gauthier 5-4 in the opening session but the Canadian rebounded later in the day with an 8-3 rout of Sweden’s Daniel Magnusson.
Zacharias, meanwhile, dropped an 8-7 decision to Japan’s Sae Yamamoto.
Round-robin play continues through Thursday.
The finals are scheduled for Feb. 22.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 15, 2020.
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For racing fans in the United States, Fox Sports is the best option for watching 2020 WJC Curling Championship via the official website. They can also download the Fox Sports app to watch the race while on the go.
On the other hand, NBC Sports is another choice you can use to watch the race, but we don’t think they will cover all the parts of the race that include qualifying, practice, and main events.
That’s why we recommend Fox Sports for people seeking to watch everything from the start to the end of Curling Championship.The United States had a great first day with two wins in the men’s competition including a 5-4 shock defeat of regional rivals Canada.
In their evening match, the U.S. made Norway pay for their mistakes winning 8-3 and going joint top of the group with Germany who won 7-5 against Norway and 7-2 against New Zealand.
Russia’s men had a mixed day after losing 8-7 against New Zealand but won against Scotland who have yet to win a match after losing their opener against Italy.
Canada did not have the perfect first day losing their opening men’s and women’s matches but came back well in their second match as their men’s team soundly defeated Sweden 8-3, with the match ending after six ends having taken five points from the first two ends.
Elsewhere, Switzerland and Sweden both sit on one win each. In the only women’s session of the day, the hosts had the most convincing victory, defeating Hungary 10-4.
The Asian teams would also prove victorious after South Korea won 9-3 against Latvia and Japan defeated a strong Canadian team in the final end 8-7.
Denmark won their match against Norway in a close 8-7 finish while Switzerland won a high-scoring match against Sweden 10-9.Two Manitoba curling teams had their official send off Sunday before making their way to Russia to represent Team Canada in the world junior curling championships.
Skips Mackenzie Zacharias, Jacques Gauthier and their rinks are heading overseas to play in the international competition held in the city of Krasnoyarsk starting Saturday.
The local curling community rallied around the two Manitoba teams at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club on Sunday.
The hall was decked out in red and white. Curling played on television in the background as coaches and athletes from the women’s and men’s teams thanked their supporters — and roasted their teammates in front of family and friends.
Wearing matching dresses and heels, and suits and ties, respectively, the two teams said goodbye to their supporters back home.
They will be facing a new crowd while surrounded by different sights and sounds in a foreign country.