Scotland suffer back to back defeats at Curling World Championships

Sophie Jackson’s Scotland team face a battle to qualify for the medal play-offs following back-to-back defeats at the World Championships in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Scotland lost to Denmark and Switzerland at the Curling World Championship in Silkeborg. Picture: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

The 2017 world junior silver medallist and her team had moved into contention after winning their previous four round-robin matches, but the damage done by the morning 7-1 loss to Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni was compounded by a 9-6 afternoon defeat to the host nation’s Madeleine Dupont.

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Dupont lost her first six games this week, but she soon led 3-0 and re-established that three-stone advantage after the Scots drew level. Jackson failed to close the gap this time and now has a 4-4 overall record going into the double-header with Russia and Sweden.