Canada beats Portugal, Hong Kong to clinch playoff berth at mixed curling worlds


Canada’s Jean-Michel Ménard defeated Hong Kong’s Jason Chang 8-3 on Wednesday to cap a two-win day at the world mixed curling championship in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Ménard, from Gatineau, Que., pulled away with 4 factors within the fifth finish. Chang scored a single within the sixth finish earlier than conceding.

Earlier within the day, Ménard beat Portugal’s Bridget Ribau 7-4. Ménard will shut round-robin play Thursday towards Slovenia’s Stefan Sever.

Canada (6-1) has already certified for the playoffs. Ménard’s rink consists of third Marie-France Larouche, second Ian Belleau and lead Annie Lemay with Eric Sylvain serving as coach.

Competition continues by means of Saturday at the Curl Aberdeen facility.

WATCH | CBC Sports’ That Curling Show examines the curling panorama:

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Hosts Devin Heroux and Colleen Jones look at the curling panorama as a brand new quadrennial begins. They discuss to newly-appointed World Curling Federation President Beau Welling, 3-time world champion skip from Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni, Curling Canada’s Nolan Thiessen and shut the present with journalists Ted Wyman and Greg Strong.


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