Denmark ready for European C-Division

  • International curling returns to Taarnby Photo © WCF / Richard Greay

The European Curling Championships C-Division 2018 will begin on Thursday (12 April) for teams looking to be promoted to the European Curling Championships B-Division. The event will be held in the Taarnby Curling Club in Copenhagen, Denmark.

A total of seven women’s and eight men’s teams will be competing for two places in each of the women’s and men’s European Curling Championships B-Division 2018, which will be held later in 2018, in Tallin, Estonia between 16 and 24 November.

The seven women’s teams are: Austria, Belarus, Croatia, France, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia.

The eight men’s teams are: Andorra, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, hosts Denmark, Ireland and Romania.

Round-robin play will run from Thursday 12 April until Sunday 15 April. Then, after the round-robin portion the top-four teams on the women’s and men’s sides will progress to the play-offs.

The top two teams – ranked one and two – will then play each other at 09.00 (Central European Time, CET) in the gold medal games on Monday 16 April. Also, at this time the teams ranked third and fourth will play each other.

The winner of the 3v4 games and the losers of the gold medal games will then play in silver medal finals at 14.30 (CET) on Monday. This will decide the second women’s and men’s teams to qualify for the European Curling Championships B-Division.

This is the first event the to be held in the Taarnby Curling Club since the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships in 2016.

The B-Division event, in November, is part of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018, to be held in Tallinn, Estonia, for the first time.

Live scores from these championships can be found at http://www.worldcurling.org/ecc2018

To engage with the World Curling Federation on social media in the build to the European Curling Championships C-Division 2018 and across it’s A and B-Division events follow it on Twitter, Instagram (@worldcurling) and Facebook (/WorldCurlingFederation) and use the hashtags when posting: #ECC2018 #curling