European championships B-Division day four

Hungary's Dorottya Palansca © WCF / Céline Stucki

The Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2019 B-Division continued today (Tuesday 19 November) at The Olympia Rink, B-Hall in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Women’s competition

In the fourth day of the women’s B-Division, Italy got their sixth win and became the only undefeated team. The Italians defeated Slovakia, 9-1, with the Slovakians conceding after the sixth end.

Turkey suffered their first defeat of the competition at the hands of Hungary, by a score of 5-2, and now sit second in the rankings.

Hungary now have a record of 4-2, as have England, who beat Poland, 9-6 to share joint third place.

Elsewhere, Finland overcame Spain, beating them 10-5 and moved alongside them in the standings with a record of 3-3.

In the fifth game of the session Lithuania fell to Belarus, 7-2, and are still searching for their first victory of the championships.

Men’s competition

After Tuesday afternoon’s men’s round-robin session three teams remain undefeated – Finland, Poland and Turkey.

With Finland and Poland both playing later this evening, Turkey had the opportunity to move to the same record as them at 3-0, with an 8-2 victory over Austria.

Bulgaria registered their first win of the tournament with a hard-fought victory over Slovakia, 10-9, in the extra end.

Israel and Lithuania and the only two teams in the division yet to register a win – the Israelis lost to France, 8-7, and the Lithuanians fell to Latvia, 5-4.

Elsewhere, Czech Republic continued their chase of the leaders with a 10-3 victory over Wales. The Czechs are now on a 3-1 record, whereas the Welsh fell to 2-2.

In the final game of the session Hungary defeated Spain, 8-5 and moved to the same two-win, two-loss record.

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Helsingborg, Sweden

19 November 2019