Live Blog: Day three at the ECC
That's a wrap for Day 3
Our live coverage of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2022 will continue tomorrow with four sessions of play in both divisions.
Good night! 🌜
Women's Standings at the end of Day 3
Final results of the fourth women's session
Another Swiss win in the books
Norway’s fourth player Kristin Skaslien came up short with the last stone of the eighth end to give up five points to Switzerland.
Norway at this point conceded defeat, and Switzerland picked up their fourth win of the championship.
Switzerland 14, Norway 4.
Türkiye win in seven ends
Türkiye pulled out a strong performance against Hungary and won by 11-2 in seven ends.
Alina Paetz is on 🔥🔥🔥
Alina Paetz’s perfect double take-out set up a steal of four for Switzerland in the seventh end against Norway.
The Swiss team are leading the game by 9-4, going into the eighth.
Scotland steal one to take the lead
Scotland stole a single in the sixth end against Denmark to take the lead for the first time in the game.
Scotland 5, Denmark 4 going into the seventh.
HUN 0-9 TUR
SUI 5-4 NOR
SCO 4-4 DEN
LAT 2-3 ITA
GER 3-4 SWE
Great start for Türkiye
Türkiye are leading their game against Hungary by 5-0 after three ends of play. After a blank first end, the Turkish team scored two points in the second, then stole three points in the third end.
Big score of three for Sweden in the third
A well-played third end resulted in three points on the board for Sweden against Germany.
Team Hasselborg are leading the game by 4-1, going into the fourth.
Ready for some evening curling?
The last session of the day is coming up shortly.
We will have Hungary versus Türkiye, Switzerland versus Norway, Scotland versus Denmark, Latvia versus Italy and Germany versus Sweden. All women’s games.
Watch them all on the Curling Channel.
Current state of curling in Portugal
The Portuguese men’s team is competing in this year’s B-Division, after having been promoted from the C-Division.
Read all about how curling is developing in the country by clicking here.
Men's Standings after three sessions
Galleries are up
Our world-class photographers, Céline Stucki and Ansis Ventins are producing outstanding photo coverage of the championships.
Click here to have a look at the gallery of the A-Division.
And here for the gallery of the B-Division.
Check back every now and then as we update these galleries on a regular basis.
Final results of the session
Switzerland pick up third win
Switzerland had a solid performance this afternoon against Türkiye.
After a score of three in the seventh, they stole four in the eighth to lead by 11-3. At this point, Türkiye conceded the game.
Joel Retornaz after their win over Denmark
“We had a good game there, a strong performance. We only had one game today, so we focussed on this one. It’s been a good way to start the week. We know we need a certain number of wins to reach the semis and, the sooner we get them, the happier we are. We’re confident with the ice, so nothing to complain about.”
Amazing shot by Oskar Eriksson in the eighth
The Swedish skip’s last stone removed three Scottish stones from the house. The effort resulted in a single point for Sweden.
Scotland are leading the game by 7-5, going into the ninth.
Italy win over Denmark
Italy carried over their form from yesterday and beat Denmark by 8-2 in seven ends.
Switzerland leading by four
Switzerland scored three in the seventh end to extent their lead over Türkiye to four points.
Switerland 7, Türkiye 3, going into the eighth end.
We have the first winner of the session
Norway had a dominant performance this afternoon in their game against Czech Republic.
Largely helped by two three-point steals, the Norwegians won by 10-3 in six ends. This was the first win of the championship for them.
DEN 1-8 ITA
ESP 3-3 GER
TUR 2-4 SUI
SWE 3-4 SCO
NOR 10-1 CZE
Sweden and Scotland tied after four
The battle between Sweden and Scotland is a close one.
After exchanging two-point scores in the first two ends, Scotland stole a single in the third.
After a measure, it turned out that Sweden put a single on the board in the fourth to tie the game. 3-3 after four ends of play.
Great start for Norway
Norway are leading by 7-0 against Czech Republic after three ends.
After scoring three in the first end, they stole one and then three in the second and third ends, respectively.
European and Olympic final re-match with world-class commentary
Olympic champions Sweden take on European champions Scotland in this session. The pairing is the re-match of both championship finals.
And we have the most suitable commentary team for this game: Scottish Olympic champion Rhona Howie and Swedish Olympic champion Niklas Edin.
You can watch the game here.
The second session of the day is about to start
The men’s third session starts soon.
Here are the pairings:
Denmark v Italy
Spain v Germany
Türkiye v Switzerland
Sweden v Scotland
Norway v Czech Republic
Watch them all here.
Mighty Cosmos players volunteer at the ECC
The local organising committee has joined forces with a football club in Oestersund, the Mighty Cosmos, and as a result, four Cosmos club members are volunteering at the event.
All these volunteers come from Sudan, all were forced by the war to leave their home country, and all have been granted asylum in Sweden or are in the process of being considered.
Our senior journalist, Mike Haggerty, talked to these volunteers about their experience in Oestersund and at the championships.
Read about their story here.
Final results from the morning
Italy win over Scotland
Italy won over Scotland by 10-4, largely thanks to four stolen ends.
Italy skip Stefania Constantini on their win:
“It was a tight game, and when we got to the fifth end it was still tight. But then we kept working and throwing the stones in the right position, and we really had a solid second half.
The ice is really perfect, it’s always a pleasure to play on this kind of ice. I really like it!”
Huge steal of five for Norway
Daniela Jentsch came up light with her last draw of the eighth end, and gave up a steal of five to Norway.
Norway are now leading the game by 10-5 going into the ninth end.
Two games finish early
Denmark had a strong performance against Hungary this morning, and won by 9-1 in seven ends.
Switzerland had a 10-4 win against Türkiye in eight ends.
Great last draw by Türkiye in the sixth
Dilsat Yildiz is drawing against one and it’s no problem for the skip. 🙌 She gets two on the board in the first multiple end for Türkiye. 🇹🇷
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— World Curling (@worldcurling) November 20, 2022
Latvia take the lead back from Sweden
After an unsuccessful hit-and-roll attempt by Sweden skip Anna Hasselborg, Latvia had a chance to draw for three in the seventh.
They took that chance and are leading the game by 8-6, going into the eighth.
Latvia 5-4 Sweden
Italy 4-4 Scotland
Germany 3-3 Norway
Switzerland 9-1 Türkiye
Denmark 7-0 Hungary
Germany and Norway tied at the break
After a precise take-out by German skip Daniela Jentsch, Germany scored a single in the fifth end to tie the game at 3-3 at half time.
Italy steal two in the third
Italy is leading their game against Scotland by 4-2 after a steal of two in the third end.
Updates from the B-Division
For updates from the B-Division, click here.
Alina Paetz doing business as usual
Those shot making skills. 🔥 A spectacular double from Alina Paetz has Switzerland 🇨🇭 at the forefront.
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— World Curling (@worldcurling) November 20, 2022
Watch all A-Division action
Watch all the action in the A-Division on the Curling Channel.
This morning we will have five women’s games to watch.
Italy v Scotland
Switzerland v Turkey
Latvia v Sweden
Germany v Norway
Denmark v Hungary
Welcome to Day 3!
Good morning and welcome to Day 3 at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2022.
We will have two women’s sessions and one men’s session in the A-Division. In the B-Division both the women and the men will play two sessions today.