Scotland have won seven consecutive matches in Geneva ©WCF/Ansis Ventins

Scotland and Canada became the first teams to book playoff places at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, while four teams are tied at the top of the Group A standings after the latest rounds of matches in Geneva.

Scotland’s Eve Muirhead and Bobby Lammie secured a 10-4 win after six ends of their match with Hungary at the Sous-Moulin Sports Centre.

The result continued their perfect record to date at the tournament, with seven consecutive wins assuring them of a playoff place.

"Our first goal was to qualify for the play-offs, so to have secured that with a couple of games to go feels nice," said Muirhead, who skipped Britain’s gold medal winning team at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

"We want to keep the momentum going though, because it’s coming to the crucial part of the week and that’s when you want to step it up a little bit.

"We just want to keep doing what we’re doing, we’re managing things well, we’re playing key shots when it matters, and we’re just enjoying it."

Canada’s Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant are also assured of a playoff place, after a 6-2 win over England improved their record to six wins and one loss.

Germany and the United States are tied for third place in Group B with four wins and three defeats, leaving their final two round robin matches crucial.

Italy’s Stefania Constantini and Sebastiano Arman had appeared the dominant team in Group A in the early stages of the European Championships after winning their first five matches.

Their playoff hopes are now out of their hands following defeat yesterday and consecutive losses today.

The Italian pairing were beaten 11-7 by Switzerland in the opening session, before falling to a 9-3 loss against Norway in their second match.

Switzerland’s Alina Paetz and Sven Michel also earned an 11-3 win over New Zealand, while Norway’s Maia and Magnus Ramsfjell were 21-1 winners against Estonia.

The results helped the Swiss and Norwegian teams form part of a four-way tie at the top of the standings.

Japan and Sweden also boast a record of six wins and two defeats.

Japan’s Chiaki Matsumura and Yasumasa Tanida beat Denmark 6-5 in their first match today, before overcoming Finland 11-3.

Isabella and Rasmus Wranaa of Sweden were 12-2 winners against New Zealand and 8-3 victors over Denmark.

Only one round of Group A matches remain, with Sweden’s game against Japan among the key contests tomorrow.

The group winners will automatically advance to the semi-finals.

The second and third placed teams will playoff for the right to advance to the semi-finals, due to be played on Friday (April 29).

Gold and bronze medal matches are scheduled to take place on Saturday (April 30).