Russia thrashed Estonia 9-0 to progress ©WCF

Poland, Russia and Sweden have all secured play-off places at the World Mixed Curling Championships at the Palladium de Champéry.

In the day’s opening session of play, Russia became the second team to secure their place in the play-offs after a convincing 9-0 victory over Estonia inside just six ends.

Also in that session, the Czech Republic moved a step closer to the play-offs with an extra end 8-7 victory over Israel.

The day’s second session of play saw both Sweden and Poland secure their places in the next round.

Sweden guaranteed their berth and continued their unbeaten run after a commanding 9-1 victory over the United States within six ends.

Poland went all the way to an extra end in their match against Germany.

Trailing 7-5 with two ends to go, the Polish team scored three points in the seventh to move into the lead before a single in the closing stages from the Germans saw the match go into an extra end at 8-8.

It was the Polish team who would progress though, claiming a decisive single point to claim a 9-8 victory.

Sweden claimed a 9-1 victory over the United States inside six ends ©WCF
Sweden claimed a 9-1 victory over the United States inside six ends ©WCF

“It was a very tough game," said Polish skip Andrzej Augustyniak.

"I think it was the most chaotic game we’ve ever played as a team.

"It was very tough to read the ice and the stones for about half the match.

"It feels very good to qualify for the play-offs, that was the plan, now we just have to play against Turkey to decide our place in the group.”

With only one guaranteed play-off place remaining in Group E, Turkey put themselves into prime position to claim it by defeating The Netherlands 8-2 in only six ends.

Last night’s late session saw Canada become the first team in the championship to claim a play-off place when they defeated the Dutch team 8-1 to maintain their undefeated record.

Action will continue until October 14.