Women’s medal games set

Alina Paetz and Carole Howald © WCF / Celine Stucki

Switzerland women beat Italy by 9-5 in their semi-final, while Denmark were 11-3 winners against Scotland in the second semi-final.

That means that Italy and Scotland will play for bronze medals at 14.00 (Central European Time) on Friday, while Switzerland and Denmark will play for gold medals and the title on Saturday morning at 9.00.

The game between Switzerland and Italy was tight all the way, but Switzerland managed to put multiple points on the board every time they scored, while mostly restricting Italy to single-point ends.

In the ninth end, Switzerland’s fourth player Alina Paetz used her first stone to clear out some Italian stones and then produced a nose-hit with her second to score the three points that sealed her team’s 9-5 victory.

By contrast, Denmark dominated their semi-final against Scotland almost from the start, with scores of threes in the third and fifth ends keeping them well ahead of their opponents, as they played out the obligatory eight ends.

Team Denmark © WCF / Ansis Ventins

Whoever wins gold, there will be new names on the trophy. Switzerland have not been European champions since 2014, while for Denmark, the last European crown was in 1994.

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24 November 2022
European Curling Championships 2022
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