The semi-finals of the World Junior Curling Championships are set to be staged tomorrow ©Getty Images

Scotland closed the round robin phase of the men’s World Junior Curling Championships as the top seed for tomorrow's semi-finals in Jönköping in Sweden.

The Scottish curlers defeated Switzerland 8-5 while Germany, their closest challengers, dropped their final match to Norway, who secured qualification as a result.

The fixture ended 7-6 in favour of the Norwegians.

Defending champions Canada qualified in third thanks to a 6-3 win over Sweden.

Other results included South Korea beating Italy 9-3 and the United States dominating New Zealand 10-1.

New Zealand were the only team to lose every match.

The standings mean Germany are set to face Canada while Scotland takes on Norway in the next round.

In the women’s round robin event, Norway finished the highest after defeating Latvia 9-8 and the US 7-3.

US swept aside Denmark 13-0 to confirm their position as the second seed.

After losing 6-5 to Switzerland, Japan bounced back to impose the same result on Canada to solidify the third seed.

Sweden established themselves in fourth following a 11-4 victory over Scotland and a 10-5 triumph versus South Korea.

Canada, who have failed to defend their title, also beat South Korea 10-3 and Scotland ended the tournament on a high with a 8-4 win against Denmark.

Switzerland defeated Latvia 6-4.

Norway are due to play Sweden as the US takes on Japan in the semi-finals.

The competition is planned to continue tomorrow at the Jönköping Curling Club.