Canadian teams open with wins at world junior curling championships

ABERDEEN, Scotland — Canada’s teams enjoyed an undefeated opening day at the 2018 world junior curling championships.

The women’s team from Halifax, skipped by Kaitlyn Jones, opened with a pair of 8-5 wins over China and Turkey on Saturday.

Skip Tyler Tardi and his rink form Langley, B.C., opened the men’s draw with a 7-3 win over Switzerland.

All three wins were hard fought. Jones scored two in the 10th end against China, and stole two in the 10th to put away a surprisingly tenacious Turkish foursome.

In the men’s match, Canada and Switzerland were tied 3-3 going into the ninth end, before Tardi’s team broke the game open with four in the penultimate end.

Tardi next takes on Sweden in Sunday’s early draw. Jones follows with a match against host Scotland.

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