Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark opened the 2011 Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in Esbjerg Denmark by impressively throwing the ceremonial stone into the four-foot ring. Afterwards hosts Denmark, skipped by Lene Nielsen, faced defending world champion Andrea Scheopp of Germany in Friday evening’s opening session of round-robin play.
The 2011 Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship presented by Mount Titlis, taking place in the Granly Hockey Arena, Esjberg, will have the honour of a royal opening, with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark throwing the first ceremonial stone as the culmination of the opening ceremony, scheduled for 18.15 (local/CET) on Friday 18th March 2011.
Anna Li skip of the French women’s team and Roger Gulka second on the Swiss men’s team have won the 2011 World Junior Sportsmanship Awards. Li and Gulka were selected for the award by fellow players at this year’s world junior championships in Perth, Scotland.
Scotland’s Eve Muirhead claimed a record fourth world junior title when she led her team of Anna Sloan, Vicky Adams and Rhiann Macleod to a 10-3 victory over Canada’s Trish Paulsen, Kari Kennedy, Kari Paulsen and Natalie Yanko in Sunday’s women’s final of the World Junior Curling Championships 2011 in Perth, Scotland.
Oskar Eriksson and his Swedish team of twin brothers Alexander and Kristian Lindström and Christoffer Sundgren, won the men’s 2011 World Junior Curling Championship by 6-5 in Sunday’s tight, high-class final in Perth, Scotland, beating Switzerland’s defending champions - skip Peter de Cruz; fourth player Benoit Schwarz; and front end Valentin Tanner and Roger Gulka.
Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz carved out the right to defend his title when he beat Canada’s Braeden Moskowy by 6-5 in the men’s semi-final of the World Junior Curling Championships, in Perth, Scotland, on Saturday evening.
Local girl Eve Muirhead kept her dream of a unique fourth world junior title alive when she led her Scottish team to a 7-6 extra end win over Russia’s Anna Sidorova in the World Junior Curling Championships’ Page 1 versus 2 Play-off game on Saturday morning in Perth, Scotland. This win puts the Scots into Sunday afternoon’s final in front of a sell-out crowd.
Sweden’s Oskar Eriksson booked his place in Sunday morning’s men’s final (09:00 local time) at the World Junior Curling Championships in Perth, Scotland with a 7-3 win over defending champions Switzerland in the Page 1 v 2 Play-off game on Friday evening.
The International Olympic Committee has announced the appointment of World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness to the Olympic Programme Commission. Speaking about the appointment WCF President Kate Caithness said: “it is a great honour to be appointed to the Olympic Programme Commission.
Canada’s women kept their revival going with their fourth successive win, beating USA by 9-3 in their tie-breaker game at the 2011 World junior Curling Championships in Perth Scotland on Friday afternoon. This game turned on two mistakes by USA skip Rebecca Hamilton.
Despite losing their final round-robin game by 4-6 to Canada’s Trish Paulsen, Eve Muirhead and her Scotland team still finished top of the rankings at the World Junior Curling Championships in Perth, Scotland, on seven wins and two losses, ahead of Russia’s Anna Sidorova on the same 7-2 record, because of the Scots’ 6-4 win over the Russians earlier on Thursday.
In a tense final round-robin session on Thursday at the World Junior Curling Championships in Perth, Scotland, Sweden’s Oskar Eriksson beat Scotland’s John Penny by 4-3 to rank first overall on eight wins and move into the 1 v 2 Page Play-off game.
The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Swedish Curling Association have announced that Östersund, Sweden will host the World Junior Curling Championships in 2012. The event will take place from 3-11 March 2012 in Östersund’s Z-Hallen ice hall.
Following their two wins on Wednesday, beating China by 8-3, and then the Czech Republic by 6-4, table-topping Sweden, skipped by Oskar Eriksson, are assured of a place in the Page 1 v 2 play-off game at the World Junior Curling Championships in Perth, Scotland, no matter what happens in their last game against Scotland on Thursday.
Canada’s Trish Paulsen, fighting for survival, beat Russia’s Anna Sidorova, already assured of a Page Play-off place, by 6-3 in one of the major encounters of the seventh session of round-robin play at the World Junior Curling Championships in Perth, Scotland on Wednesday afternoon.