Day 6 Roundup

Canada women qualified for the knock-out stages of the competition Photo: WCF/Richard Gray

In the World Senior Curling Championships 2014, Australia, Canada, Sweden and USA men and Sweden and Scotland women qualified for the semi-finals following the sixth day of play at the Dumfries Ice Bowl in Scotland.

In the men's quarter-finals, Sweden beat Norway 7-6, Australia won 7-4 against England, Canada defeated Scotland 6-5 and USA won 5-4 against Ireland.

Meanwhile in the women's semi-final qualification games between the second and third placed teams in each group, Sweden defeated Switzerland 8-2 while Scotland won 8-4 against Slovakia.

As a result, the men's semi-finals will see Sweden play Australia and Canada will take on the USA.

The women's semi-final line-up sees USA play Scotland and Canada against Sweden.

Both semi-finals will be played at 08:00 (BST).

Earlier in the day Sweden defeated Slovakia 8-3 in seven ends, while Scotland, with last stone in the final end, scored two points to win 6-3 against Switzerland and claim second spot in the standings in the B Group.

After this, Scotland skip, Christine Cannon said: "It was a very tight game. We have played the Swiss team before, so we knew what kind of game we would be playing. I consider it our best game so far."

She continued: "We would love to be in the final here when its in our home country. We are quite determined to win a medal of some colour."

In the men’s qualification game this afternoon, Norway scored a single in the final end to beat Netherlands 7-6 to go into the quarter-finals to meet Sweden.

Earlier in the day, Canada beat Germany 9-2 in the final round of the World Senior Men’s Curling Championship to finish the round-robin top of the standings in A Group.

Canada were joined by Australia, USA, Scotland, Sweden, England and Ireland in the quarter-finals, while Norway played the Netherlands in the quarter-final qualification game.

In the women’s event USA qualified top of the A Group, beating the Czech Republic 7-4. After this game, the USA's Margie Smith said: "We felt really good. We were a little bit too aggressive in a couple of ends, but we played well as a team. Now we are ready to go."

For all of today's results in full visit: http://wscc2014.worldcurling.net/livescores

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