“I honestly just can’t believe it right now. That game didn’t feel like it was ours for a long time. We just pulled it out at the end, and it just feels great. Honestly, I’m blown away! Everything went in our favour in that last session and we couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Scotland scored three in the ninth end to lead the game against Norway for the first time, at 7-6.
Denmark won over Germany by 12-3, largely thanks to a big steal of five in the ninth end.
“It was our goal to reach the semis. Today was a tough day because we had Sweden and Switzerland, both are really strong teams. We’ve reached the semi-final and we’re really proud of ourselves. We’re improving but we have to keep focussed because nothing is done. So, focus for tomorrow.”
Italy played in exceptional form tonight against Switzerland and stole single points in the seventh and eighth end. At this point, Switzerland conceded defeat. With this 9-3 victory, Italy qualified for the play-offs.
The teams swapped single-point scores in the sixth and seventh end to be tied at 5-5, going into the eighth.
In that eighth, Sweden scored three to go up, 8-5.
Italy established a four-point lead in the sixth end, scoring two.
Italy 7, Switzerland 3, going into the seventh.
Norway 5-2 Scotland
Hungary 6-4 Latvia
Sweden 4-4 Türkiye
Denmark 4-2 Germany
Switzerland 3-5 Italy
Türkiye scored three in the fourth to take the lead of the first time in the game.
Türkiye 4, Sweden 3, after four.
After a mistake from Latvian fourth Ieva Rudzite with her last stone, Hungary stole points to lead the game, at 6-1, after three.
The teams exchanged single points in the first two ends, and are tied at 1-1, playing the third.
Both teams still have a change to qualify for the play-offs.
Swiss fourth Alina Paetz missed her take-out attempt with her last stone and gave up a steal of three for Italy in the first end.
Italy are still in the mix for a play-off spot, while Switzerland have already qualified.
Here’s what we’ll have:
Norway v Scotland
Hungary v Latvia
Sweden v Türkiye
Denmark v Germany
Switzerland v Italy
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“I feel really happy now. Unfortunately, I feel we deserved to be in this scramble. Our first three games were really poor. The next five games were pretty good, but the first three games were unforgivable and put us in this position. It’s great that we were mentally strong enough to play better and secure the spot [in the world championship line-up].
Czech Republic picked up their second win of the championship, this time by 8-4 over Germany.
Italy, on the neighboring sheet, beat Spain by 9-5 and kept their record perfect.
Sweden won their game against Türkiye by 10-2 in seven ends and secured a semi-final spot.
After the game, Oskar Eriksson said, “Hopefully we’ve made a good team out of the four we have right now. I think we’re as good as possible with the time we’ve had to prepare for this championship. The main goal for this tournament was to qualify for the play-offs and right now, we’re building a strong team. I think we’ll have a good chance in the play-offs.”
Switzerland are in control of their game against unbeaten Scotland. After a score of three in the seventh, the Swiss are leading the game by 7-2.
Czech Republic put a big score of three on the board in the sixth against Germany to lead by 6-3.
Türkiye 1-7 Sweden
Switzerland 4-1 Scotland
Czech Republic 3-3 Germany
Spain 4-4 Italy
Denmark 3-4 Norway
Sweden are in control of their game against Türkiye, leading by 6-1 after four ends.
Scotland put a single on the board in the fourth end against Switzerland and are now trailing by a single point.
Switzerland 2, Scotland 1 after four ends.
Denmark’s Tobias Thune missed his take-out attempt with his last stone of the third end to give up a steal of three to Norway.
Denmark 1, Norway 4 after three.
The home favourites opened their game against Türkiye with a big score of three in the first end.
The team who wins this game, secures the last semi-final spot!
The men will take to the ice at 2 pm (CET) for their eighth session.
Here are the match-ups:
Türkiye v Sweden
Switzerland v Scotland
Czech Republic v Germany
Spain v Italy
Denmark v Norway
Germany scored a single in the ninth to lead by two points going into the tenth against Switzerland.
Sweden are leading their game by 4-3 against Italy going into the tenth, Italy having 🔨.
Türkiye beat Norway by 10-2 in seven ends, largely thanks to Dilsat Yildiz’s top form. The Turkish skip played at 100% this morning!
Scotland beat Hungary by 10-1, while Denmark won over Latvia by 7-2 in six ends.
Switzerland scored two in the sixth to reduce the gap to a single point in their game against Germany.
Germany 7, Switzerland 6 after six.
Germany 7-4 Switzerland
Norway 1-6 Türkiye
Hungary 1-9 Scotland
Italy 1-2 Sweden
Latvia 1-7 Denmark
Türkiye played an excellent fifth end which resulted in four points to lead the game against Norway by 6-1.
Sweden are leading by 2-1 against Italy after four ends of play.
After blanking the first two ends, Türkiye scored two in the third against Norway.
Germany, Scotland and Denmark all put four points on the board in the first end.
Here are the pairings:
Germany v Switzerland
Norway v Türkiye
Hungary v Scotland
Italy v Sweden
Latvia v Denmark
Watch all the games on the Curling Channel.
Click here to read our update on the B-Division after four days of action.
Welcome to Day 6 at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2022 in Oestersund!