Brewster stunned in Basel

Tom Brewster let his unbeaten record slip as his Scottish rink lost their first match with Denmark's Rasmus Stjerne victorious at the World Curling Championship in Basel.

Brewster, a silver medallist 12 months ago, gave up three points in the opening end of his round-robin match with Danish rival Stjerne and was always struggling, eventually going down 9-7.

"We just got off to a bad start and never really got it back to be honest," he said.

"We made a lot of good shots, but we just didn't get the breaks.

"The fifth was a turning point and the three at the first end was just a soft three."

In contrast, Stjerne was delighted with his performance after a mixed opening day in Basel.

"That's one for the books," he said. "We came on strong and played a really good first five ends. We felt we had a chance from the start and we took it, and it paid off.

"They were silver medallists last year, so that's a big win to put in. We feel like we can start building momentum now."

STANDINGS:

1 Canada 3-0

1 Sweden 3-0

3 China 2-1

3 Denmark 2-1

3 France 2-1

3 Scotland 2-1

7 Czech Republic 1-2

7 Germany 1-2

7 New Zealand 1-2

7 Norway 1-2

11 Switzerland 0-3

11 USA 0-3