Zsolt Kiss and Dorottya Palancsa maintained their good form for Hungary ©WCF

Holders Hungary marched into the play-offs at the World Curling Federation Mixed Doubles World Championship as they made it five wins out of five at the Löfbergs Arena in Karlstad.

The reigning champions of Zsolt Kiss and Dorottya Palancsa saw off the Polish pairing 7-5 at the Swedish venue today and look in ominous form in Group A.

Extensive round-robin play involving 42 countries is currently ongoing in six groups with the top 16 come the end going into the knock-out phase.

"Our game is still not perfect, we still have some tiny mistakes, so we would like to correct them for the upcoming games, firstly, against Switzerland tomorrow," said Palancsa.

"It wasn't a bad game, but there's surely room for improvement."

Canada and China both improved their records to four wins out of four with the former scoring five in the first end against Serbia as they eased to a 14-0 success.

The Canadians had earlier beaten Italy, 9-5.

China are also yet to taste defeat
China are also yet to taste defeat ©WCF

China scored five points in the second end which helped them to a 10-5 win against France.

Newcomers Luxembourg won their second match in a row, this time beating Kazakhstan 11-4, with Ireland enjoying a 9-4 win over Australia.

Qatar's debut on the international curling stage continued in difficult fashion as they were thrashed 17-0 by the Czech Republic.

There was a win for Germany, however, who beat Slovenia 7-4 while Sweden edged past South Korea 9-8.