Curling - Scotland seal play-off place at worlds in Canada

Scotland secured their berth in the page 1-2 play-offs with a 7-4 victory over China on the final day of round-robin play at the World Men's Curling Championship in Canada.

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Scotland skip David Murdoch shouts at team-mates during their game against China at the World Men's Curling Championships in Victoria, British Columbia (Reuters)

David Murdoch's team went on to wrap up their pool campaign with a 10-9 defeat to Finland, but the Scots had already done enough to ensure their progress in British Columbia.

They will play Swedish skip Niklas Edin for a place in the final and if they lose will have another chance to book their slot against either Denmark or reigning champions Canada, who will contest the three v four play off.

"That was a solid game, nice and steady," Murdoch said after the early win over China. "We played with a nice calmness today, we didn't need to get over-excited about anything - just play our game and make our shots.

"That's us definitely 1-2 so that feels great. What we need to do now is take that form into the page weekend."

In the final session, Sweden claimed second place after an 11-7 win over Canada to book their meeting with Scotland.

That result and previous head-to-heads mean that Denmark ended third with a 7-4 record. The Danes will play Canada, who also finished with the same record, in the Page 3-4 game.

Draw # 15

Sweden 7-6 Denmark

Czech Republic 10-5 Japan

Scotland 7-4 China

Russia 7-5 USA

Draw #16

Switzerland 8-5 Japan

Denmark 5-3 Canada

USA 9-7 Norway

Finland 10-9 Scotland

Draw #17

China 8-5 Finland

Norway 11-3 Russia

Canada 7-11 Sweden

Switzerland 6-3 Czech Republic

Final round-robin standings:

1. Scotland 8-3

2. Sweden 7-4

3. Denmark 7-4

4. Canada 7-4

5. Norway 6-5

6. China 6-5

7. Switzerland 6-5

8. Czech Republic 6-5

9. USA 5-6

10. Russia 3-8

11. Japan 3-8

12. Finland 2-9

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