Canada reaches qualification round of the 2024 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

Kadriana and Colton Lott (Twitter)

Team Canada has made the qualification round of the 2024 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Ostersund, Sweden. On Thursday, Canada won their final two games of group play by scores of 11-4 over Australia and 12-6 over the United States.

With the wins, the Canadian team comprised of Kadriana and Colton Lott of Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, finished Group B play with a record of eight wins and one loss. The Lotts were tied with Sweden’s Isabella Wrana and Rasmus Wrana for first place, but Sweden got the tiebreaker because they beat Canada 6-5 on Tuesday.

Canada will now face Estonia, the third place team in Group A, on Friday in the qualification round. This will be one of two elimination games as Switzerland faces Scotland in the other matchup. The winners of the qualification round will play the Pool winners Sweden and Norway in the semifinals.

In Thursday’s action, Canada got off to a great start against Australia as they had a 3-0 lead after two ends and 5-1 lead after four ends. Australia bounced back with three points in the fifth end to pull within one, before Canada scored three points of their own in the sixth end, and stole three points in the seventh end. Then, against the United States, Canada had a six ender in the seventh end to break a 6-6 deadlock.

 

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