Canada’s Matt Dunstone dropped an 8-6 extra-end decision to Scotland`s Kyle Smith in the 1-2 Page playoff game at the world junior curling championships on Friday.
The Winnipeg skip still has one more shot to reach the final. He will meet Russia’s Evgeny Arkhipov in the semifinal Saturday, with the winner to play Scotland for gold on Sunday.
Dunstone scored three for a 4-2 lead in the sixth end but Scotland moved ahead 5-4 in the eighth on a steal after Canada’s last rock picked.
Canada came back with two in the ninth to take the lead going into the 10th end. Smith had a chance for the win but settled for one point on his final throw to force an extra end.
In the 11th end, Dunstone was heavy and wide with his final draw and Scotland scored two for the victory.
Russia beat Sweden 6-4 in the 3-4 game. Arkhipov has won eight straight games entering the semifinal.
Canada did not qualify for the women`s playoffs. Scotland will play Japan in the 1-2 Page playoff while the Czech Republic meets Russia in the 3-4 game.
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