Norway still undefeated in the Le Gruyère AOP European B-Division after four sessions

  • Norway in action at the ECC 2018 © WCF / Richard Gray

Women

The B-Division women returned to the ice on Monday morning in their fourth round-robin session at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

Norway had a 10-2 win over Lithuania, who conceded after six ends, to remain unbeaten at the top of the table. Norway took the lead from the first end and gave Lithuania no chance to come back.

Estonia gave the local fans more to cheer about with a 9-5 victory over Slovenia. Estonia won four of the first five ends and Slovenia were unable to recover.

Hungary were also winners in this session, by 11-3 over Poland. The Hungarian team took an early advantage to secure their win.

England came out top in their match against Spain. The Spanish team opened the scoring, but England were quick to respond and recorded an 8-5 victory.

Meanwhile, Turkey faced Slovakia, taking an 8-4 win. Turkey took the first point of the game and didn’t look back.

Men

Later, the B-Division’s men’s side were in action in their fifth round-robin session with games in both A and B Groups.

In Group A, Slovakia managed to record their first win of the tournament when they beat France 8-3. After an even start, Slovakia took the upper hand from the fifth end onwards.

Spain came out 8-7 winners over Hungary. Spain dominated the start of the game and a late comeback from Hungary wasn’t enough to stop them. This result sees Spain remain unbeaten and head the table alongside Czech Republic, on the same record – three wins and no losses.

In the same session, the Czech team eventually beat Estonia 8-6 in a game that remained close to the last few ends.

In the fourth Group A game, a three-point score in the ninth end was key in giving Latvia an 8-4 win over Turkey who conceded afterwards.

In the only Group B game of the session, Israel took the vital point in the final end to beat Wales 8-7 and secure their first win of the tournament.

You can follow all the live scores from the B-Division games at http://eccb2018.worldcurling.org/

Results

Women session four: Lithuania 2-10 Norway; Estonia 9-5 Slovenia; Poland 3-11 Hungary; England 8-5 Spain; Slovakia 4-8 Turkey.

Men session five:

Group A: France 3-8 Slovakia; Hungary 7-8 Spain; Turkey 4-8 Latvia; Estonia 6-8 Czech Republic

Group B: Wales 7-8 Israel

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