European championships B-Division day two

© WCF / Richard Gray

The Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2019 B-Division is underway at The Olympia Rink, B-Hall in Helsingborg this week.

Men’s competition

Now in its second day, the men’s championship has Finland, Poland and Turkey all undefeated with two wins.

In Sunday’s (17 November) morning men’s session, Finland beat Czech Republic, 6-5, in the men’s fourth session, giving the Czechs their first defeat. Turkey beat Latvia, 6-3, and Poland defeated France, 7-1, giving Latvia and France their first losses of the week.

This session also saw Belarus beat Lithuania 9-5, helped in part by a score of four points in the second end.

Austria defeated Israel, 7-5, and moved to a record of 2-1. Spain defeated Bulgaria in the final game of the session, 11-2, for their first win of the championship.

Women’s Competition

After three sessions of round-robin play in the women’s competition, three teams remain undefeated – England, Turkey and Italy.

England continued their winning streak with an 8-5 win over Belarus, helped by a score of five points in the sixth end. Turkey came from behind against Finland to win, 10-9, scoring four points in the tenth and final end, overturning a three-point deficit.

Also, in this session, Italy defeated Poland, 8-5, to continue their unbeaten run and elsewhere, Spain ended Hungary’s unbeaten run, winning 8-6, and moving onto the same two wins, one loss record.

In the women’s final game of this session, Slovakia defeated Lithuania, 12-10 after an extra end for their first win of the championship.

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Helsingborg, Sweden

17 November 2019