USA Pairs players handed a loss by Belguim with final score of 1 - 6. Hanson And Lobmeyer battled the first 3 ends to try to make up the defecit of Belguims 6 points but could not pull it out. Lobmeyer was replaced by Williams in the fourth end and USA Pairs were able to come back with 1 point to take away the shut out from Belguim. With the loss came some tense moments until it was confirmed through point differential that the USA Pairs would advance out of pool play. They will be taking the court shortly to face Team Japan. More to report at the conclusion.
TEAM USA (Jennifer Jay, Andre Olivarez, Brigid Mason and TJ Hawker) lost their 3rd match to Norway this afternoon losing what was the closest game yet for our US Team. USA scored the 1st point in end one. Norway came back and scored 2 points in end 2 and 1 point in end 3 to move ahead 3-1. In end 4, TJ Hawker pulled out 2 next to the jack to tie the score 3-3 and the game was on. Unfortunately Norway´s skill came through and they scored in the last 2 ends to win the match 7 - 3. TEAM USA will not advance to finals and the athletes will begin to focus on individual competition which begins Saturday.