Live Blog: Day four at the ECC
That's a wrap for Day 4!
Tomorrow we’ll continue our live coverage of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2022.
Here's the current Women's Standings
Final results of the session
Big steal of five for Türkiye
Latvia’s Ieva Rudzite was heavy with her draw attempt in the ninth end, which resulted in a steal of five for Türkiye.
Türkiye were leading the game by 10-6 after nine ends and eventually ran Latvia out of stones in the tenth.
Germany win in nine ends
Germany bounced back from their morning loss against Türkiye and won their evening game against Scotland.
Germany 9, Scotland 3, after nine ends.
Denmark remain unbeaten
The Danish women continued their strong performance tonight against Italy and won by 9-2 in seven ends.
Switzerland win in seven ends
Switzerland stole three points in the seventh end to lead the game by eight points, at 12-4. At this point, Hungary conceded defeat.
Türkiye tie the game in the sixth
Türkiye scored three in the sixth end to tie the game against Latvia at 4-4, going into the seventh end.
Switzerland in control
Switzerland are in control of their game against newly-promoted Hungary.
They started the second half of the game by putting two points on the board to go up, 9-4.
TUR 1-4 LAT
DEN 7-1 ITA
NOR 1-4 SWE
HUN 4-7 SUI
SCO 2-4 GER
Germany leading by two at half time
Scotland only scored a single in the fifth as Rebecca Morrison’s shooter rolled out of the house after it had removed the German counter.
It means that Germany are leading the game by 4-2 at the break.
Sweden leading by three after three
Sweden are in control of their game against Norway so far. After blanking the first end, they scored one in the second and stole two in the third.
Nice shot by Hungarian fourth, Bernadett Biro
Great start for unbeaten Denmark
Denmark scored three in the first end against Italy. In the second, Stefania Constantini came up short with her last stone and Italy only scored a single.
Denmark 3, Italy 1, going into the third.
The last session of the day begins soon
The women’s sixth session will see Türkiye taking on Latvia, Denmark playing Italy, Norway meeting Sweden, Hungary playing Switzerland and Scotland seeing Germany.
Watch all games on the Curling Channel.
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Click here to read our story about the Olympic champion’s recent surgery and current role as World Curling TV commentator in Oestersund.
Final scores of the men's fifth session
Czech Republic get their first W
Czech Republic picked up their first win of the championship against Spain.
Czech Republic 10, Spain 4 after eight ends.
After the win, Czech skip Lukas Klima said, “Finally, we got a win, which is important. It’s taken us a while, but we had two pretty good games today so we’re getting better and better, and I hope that will continue for the rest of the week.
“We’ve got no margin for error, we’ve got four games left and we need to win at least two of them — that’s what it is.
“We were struggling in the first three games, but it curled more today, and they were much better playing conditions for us. We were finally able to find our game and make some good shots.”
Scotland pick up fifth win
Another solid game by Scotland this afternoon against Türkiye.
The final result is Scotland 10, Türkiye 4 after seven ends.
Tied game on sheet E after seven ends
Switzerland and Denmark are tied at 3-3 after seven ends of play.
Switzerland are looking to keep their unbeaten record, while Denmark are seeking their first win of the championship in this game.
SWE 4-3 NOR
SCO 7-2 TUR
ESP 2-6 CZE
ITA 3-3 GER
SUI 3-2 DEN
Magical shot by Oskar Eriksson
An exceptional promotion take-out by Oskar Eriksson resulted in two points for Sweden in the fifth.
Sweden 4, Norway 3 at the break.
Have a look at the live scores of the B-Division by clicking here.
Textbook game so far for Scotland
Scotland keep scoring multiple points with hammer, while forcing Türkiye to a single point when they have last stone.
Scotland 5, Türkiye 2 after four ends.
Czech Republic score three in the second
Czech Republic are looking for their first win of the championship in their game against Spain.
The Czechs blanked the first end and capitalised on their hammer in the second, scoring three.
Czech Republic 3, Spain 0, going into the third end.
The third session of the day is coming up shortly
The men will play their fifth round-robin session this afternoon.
Here’s what we’ll have:
Sweden v Norway
Scotland v Türkiye
Spain v Czech Republic
Italy v Germany
Switzerland v Denmark
Watch them all on the Curling Channel.
Türkiye's Dilsat Yildiz on their win over Germany
“That was a very important win for us. We’ve had a bad start in the competition but now we are getting on the road, which is good for us. We have three losses, we know, but we have four games left and we will do the best we can in them.”
Norway's Marianne Roervik on their win over Latvia
“I think we played very well and we made a lot of shots. It was nice to come back today to play well and win. We won the B-Division last year and our main goal is to qualify for the worlds. But with a good week, we could maybe make the play-offs, we don’t know. We have a lot of tough games to go, but it’s exciting!”
Denmark remain undefeated
The Danish team continued their winning streak this afternoon against Switzerland.
The Swiss could only score a single in the ninth end and were trailing by three points. They decided to concede the game and hand Denmark their fifth win of the championship.
Denmark 9, Switzerland 6.
Norway win over Latvia
Norway scored three in the seventh and stole two in the eighth to lead the game by 10-3 against Latvia. At this point, Latvia conceded the game.
This is Norway’s second win of the event, while Latvia are still seeking their first victory.
Denmark play a stealing game
Denmark are up by 9-5 against Switzerland, largely thanks to steals in the seventh and eighth ends.
Italy pick up fourth win
Italy had a great game this afternoon against Hungary and won by 13-2 in seven ends.
This was the fourth win for Team Constantini at this event out of five games.
Switzerland 5-5 Denmark
Türkiye 4-3 Germany
Italy 8-2 Hungary
Sweden 2-3 Scotland
Norway 5-1 Latvia
Norway in control
Norway scored twos in the first and fourth ends against Latvia, while forcing them to a single in the third.
Norway 4, Latvia one after four ends.
Steal of two for Scotland
Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg missed her double take-out attempt, which resulted in a steal of two for Scotland in the second end.
Sweden 0, Scotland 2 after two ends.
Danish team shot results in two points in the second end
It’s two for Denmark 🇩🇰 as Madeleine Dupont gets some help from Jasmin Lander on the brush to make the take-out and push the other red just far enough. 🙌
— World Curling (@worldcurling) November 21, 2022
Great start for Türkiye
Türkiye had a dream start to their game against Germany. After scoring two in the first end they stole a single in the second.
The women's fifth session is underway!
Here are the pairings:
Switzerland v Denmark
Türkiye v Germany
Italy v Hungary
Sweden v Scotland
Norway v Latvia
Watch all games on the Curling Channel.
Team Denmark: The fun girls of curling
As they make their way through their round-robin programme at Oestersund, the Danish women have lit up the competition with their obvious sense of enjoying themselves.
Read their story here.
Sixten Totzek after their win over Norway
“We are right in this competition now. Actually, our plan was to make a solid seventh or eighth place, but we’re looking good right now and we hope to keep going like this. We feel connected to the ice, but we haven’t done so many pre-event tournaments this season, so I’m also wondering how we’re doing it! It’s working!”
Spanish men’s curling has been waiting for this long since their last win in the A-Division of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships.
Their reaction is priceless.
Their skip, Sergio Vez said, “We’re super-happy! We’ve been looking for that for a couple of games now. We’ve had a couple of close games. We lost in the extra to Türkiye, and we also had a really close game against the Germans. We knew we were there. After the seventh in that game, I was not nervous at all. I knew we were doing it right. We knew that was a key game, and now we have another key game against the Czechs. We’re really looking forward and trying to stay in the A-Division.”
All the results from the men's 4th session
Scotland pick up fourth win
Solid performance this morning by Team Mouat.
The defending champions won their game against Czech Republic by 11-6 in nine ends.
We have the first winner of the week in the A-Division: Italy
Italy controlled their game against Türkiye from the fourth end onwards, and won by 9-4 in eight ends.
Germany leading by four again
Germany re-established their four-point lead against Norway in the seventh end. Germany 7, Norway 3 going into the eighth.
Amazing sixth end for Switzerland
What a way for the Swiss to start the second half of their game against Sweden!
They scored three to take a 5-2 lead, going into the seventh end.
CZE 4-6 SCO
SWE 2-2 SUI
GER 6-2 NOR
DEN 4-3 ESP
TUR 3-6 ITA
Back-and-forth game on sheet A
Czech Republic and Scotland are having an intense morning! After swapping singles in the first two ends, Scotland scored four in the third to take a 5-1 lead. The Czechs responded with three straight away in the fourth.
Great shot by Oskar Eriksson
Denmark get on the board with three
A well-played second end resulted in three points for Denmark against Spain. The Danish are now leading the game by 3-0 after two ends.
Flying start for Germany!
After blanking the first end, Germany scored four in the second against Norway.
Morning programme in the A-Division
We start with five men’s games.
We will have
Czech Republic versus Scotland
Sweden versus Switzerland
Germany versus Norway
Denmark versus Spain
Turkey versus Italy
Watch them all on the Curling Channel.