Thursday 16 February 2017
The round robin stage of the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival being held in Erzurum, Turkey has drawn to a close.
In the men’s competition Slovenia topped the group with a record of three wins and one loss. They began their competition with an 8-1 victory over Norway, before losing their next game to Russia by a score of 5-3. They bounced back immediately with a 6-3 victory over Netherlands before a final victory over hosts Turkey to secure their top spot and a place in the semi-finals.
Joining them in the semi-final stage will be Russia, Turkey and Netherlands, all with a record of two wins and two losses. Slovenia will face off against Netherlands, while Russia will play hosts Turkey.
In the women’s competition hosts Turkey topped the table with a record of three wins and one loss. They began their competition with a tough extra end 11-9 victory over Norway before losing to Poland in 7-6 when Poland would steal four points in the sixth end, then further steals of single points in the seventh and eighth ends for the close fought victory. A comfortable win against a second Turkey team and a close 6-4 win over Russia closed out their round robin stage.
Joining them in the semi-finals will be Russia with a record of three wins and one loss. Norway and Poland also join them in the semi-finals, both with records of two wins and two losses. Turkey will face Poland and Russia will play Norway.
All four semi-finals will take place Friday 17 February at 09.00. The winners of each semi-final game will progress to the gold medal game while the losers will compete for the bronze medals. All medal games will take place later that afternoon at 14.30.
You can follow along with the playoff stage of the event at http://www.wcf.co/2lVVKRG
For more information from the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival visit, http://www.eyof2017erzurum.org/