Latvia continue emphatic start to World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships
Latvia continued to lead the way on day three of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Canada with five victories and not a single loss to their name.
Monday's action started with dominant wins for both the USA and the hosts, with the former recording a 13-3 triumph over Turkey while Canada defeated Kazakhstan 14-0.
The first session of the day also saw victories for the Czech Republic - who continue to lead Group D tied on four wins with the USA - as well as Germany and Estonia.
In the second session, Latvia took to the ice to breeze past Brazil 11-3, while Russia also hit double figures with a 13-2 win over Romania.
Norway narrowly defeated Italy while New Zealand beat Slovakia 8-3, with Spain also triumphing 6-5 against Slovenia.
Irantzu Garcia, one half of the Spanish pairing, said: "We really knew we had to win that to go to the playoffs, which is our goal."
Into the afternoon session and Scotland recorded a 8-5 win over Ireland to continue their lead at the top of the Group B table.
Elsewhere, France scored the winning point in the extra end to seal a 10-9 victory over Turkey, while both the USA and Wales required just seven ends to prevail over Germany and Denmark respectively. There was a comfortable win for China too, running out 14-2 victors against the Netherlands.
The 13th session of the Championships saw Latvia once again hit double figures against Finland, winning 10-7, while Japan's game against Croatia was ended prematurely as they won 11-2.
Wins also came for Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, before Bulgaria and Sweden triumphed in the final session of the day, beating Serbia and Israel 12-1 and 14-3 respectively.
Bulgaria's Reto Seiler said: "Finally we are in the mix. We were more precise with our draw weight and we feel comfortable, which we didn’t feel in the first two games. It was not a piece of cake tonight."
Monday's action saw Latvia, Scotland and Korea top their respective groups, with Czech Republic and USA battling it out in a two horse race at the top of Group D and Switzerland leading the way in Group E.