Sweden’s Anette Norberg qualified for Sunday’s final of the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in Esbjerg, Denmark by beating China’s Bingyu Wang by 7-6 in what was a tight Page one versus two Play-off game on Friday evening.
Apart from one wobble in the eighth, end when skip Amber Holland missed a double take-out to allow Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott a draw for three, Canada were in control of their Friday afternoon tie-breaker at the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in Esbjerg, Denmark, eventually running out as 8-6 winners.
A special tribute was made at the opening of the World Curling Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Esbjerg, Denmark to the victims of the earthquakes and tsunami that have hit Japan and New Zealand.
At the end of an exciting last day of round-robin play in the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in Esbjerg, Denmark, the Page Play-off line up was not quite complete. Sweden, China and Denmark are through to the final stages of the event. Canada and Switzerland face a tiebreaker for the final spot.
Sweden’s Anette Norberg booked her place in the weekend’s Page Play-offs with a 5-4 win over Canada’s Amber Holland in Wednesday evening’s session of round-robin play at the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Sweden’s double Olympic champion Anette Norberg won both of her games at the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in Esbjerg, Denmark on Tuesday to maintain her position at the top of the rankings.
Sweden’s double Olympic champion Anette Norberg moved to the top of the rankings by herself through two victories in Monday’s play at the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in Esbjerg, Denmark. She followed up her 7-5 win over China with a 10-7 victory over Korea in Monday evening’s eighth session of round-robin play.
The Danish hosts had their first win of the event in Sunday evening’s fifth session of round-robin play in the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship, being staged in Esbjerg, Denmark, when Lene Nielsen and her team held their nerves to beat Canada’s Amber Holland by 8-5, when Holland’s attempted angled take-out went wrong.
Defending champion Andrea Schöpp and her German team beat Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott by 10-7 in their second round-robin game of the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship on Saturday afternoon in Esbjerg, Denmark. At the same time, Norway’s Linn Githmark beat Korea’s Mi-Sung Shin by 5-2, and these two teams now top the rankings with two wins and no losses.
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.