Canada’s Jean-Michel Menard opened the world mixed curling championship with a 10-3 victory over New Zealand’s Dean Frotti in six ends Saturday in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Canada (1-0) opened by scoring two in the first end with the hammer before New Zealand (0-1) settled for a single in the second. The Canadians then scored six in the third for a commanding 8-1 advantage.
Canada resumes tournament action Sunday, facing Finland and Denmark. Menard’s rink includes third Marie-France Larouche, second Ian Belleau and lead Annie Lemay with Eric Sylvain serving as coach.
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