World champions Jess Sims and Laura Daniels fell to defeat in the first game of their assault on the Commonwealth Gold medal.

Sims, from Llandrindod Wells, and partner Daniels lost 20-16 to Indian pair Lovely Choubey and Rupa Rani Tirkey at the Broadbeach Green rink.

Daniels had won individual silver on Saturday but that winning run didn’t continue as she teamed up with Sims for their opening group game. The pair are next in action at 3am (UK time) on Tuesday morning against Jersey, who lost 23-8 to South Africa.

One Welsh team has already tasted success against the Channel Islanders after the Women’s Triples team, featuring Emma Woodcock from Knighton, registered an 18-7 victory over Jersey early on Monday morning.

Woodcock and teammates Caroline Taylor and Anwen Butten are back in action against Zambia at 7am (UK time). The African nation lost their opener, to New Zealand, 24-12 and the Kiwis lead Section B from Wales.

The Welsh team are due back in action, just three hours later at 10am, against Namibia who have also been defeated by New Zealand 15-22.

There was a consolation victory however for Builth Wells’ Pauline Wilson and teammates Jonathan Hubbard and Ray Lillycrop in the Open Triples. The para team had lost all four of their previous matches but pulled off a shock to defeat second placed England 15-13 and ensure they can return from down under with a victory to their names.