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Funeral of Major Allan Cameron

The World Curling Federation extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Major Allan Cameron whose funeral will be held on Friday 23 December on the Black Isle in Scotland. Major Cameron helped establish the International Curling Federation (precursor to the WCF) and was its President from 1966-1969. Major Cameron died on 4 December 2011. He was 94.

World Curling Federation World Rankings December 2011

Following the conclusion of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow, Russia this weekend, the World Curling Federation has released its latest world rankings. While there is little change to the position of the top curling nations in the world rankings at this stage of the season, the points gap between them continues to narrow.

ECC 2011 Men's Final

The men’s final of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow was between defending champions Norway, led by Olympic silver medallist Thomas Ulsrud and the 2009 champions Sweden, skipped by Niklas Edin. These two teams had produced two tight encounters earlier in the week and this time round it was Norway who had the better start.

ECC 2011 Women's Final

The women’s final at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow was between unbeaten Sweden and a Scottish team that started the event poorly but kept improving as the week went on. The Scots came out on top, overwhelming Sweden to win by 8-2 in just eight ends. The Scots started better, scoring singles in each of the first two ends for a 2-0 lead.

ECC 2011 Day 7 (Evening) Update

Russia’s women won bronze on home territory when they beat Denmark by 13-7 in the bronze-medal play-off at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow, while the Danish men beat the Czech Republic by 9-6 for their bronze medals.

ECC 2011 Day 7 (Mid-day) Update

Norway’s men’s team kept their title defence alive when they beat the Czech Republic by 5-2 in the semi-final of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow.

ECC 2011 Play-offs Day 6

In the Page Play-off session of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow, the Swedish men recovered from two bad ends to win by 5-4 and move directly to Saturday’s gold medal final. Both teams were cagey in the opening ends, but, with scores in both the fourth and fifth ends, Sweden built a 3-0 halfway lead, only for Norway to cut it back to 3-2.

ECC 2011 Day 6 (Mid-day) Update

Jiri Snitil and his Czech Republic team emerged victorious from the men’s tie-break sessions at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow, and now face Denmark in the Page 3-4 Play-off, with a place in the semi-final up for grabs.

ECC 2011 Day 5 (Evening) Update

Although the women’s round-robin section of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow has now been concluded, the play-off set-up has yet to be finalised, with tie-breakers still needed to determine final ranking. In the last round-robin session, table-toppers Sweden kept their unblemished record in fine style, overwhelming Latvia by 14-2 in just six ends.

ECC 2011 Day 5 (Mid-day) Update

As the round-robin section of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 reaches its conclusion in Moscow, the tension grows for every team. In the women’s eighth round-robin session, the game between Sweden and Russia was high-stakes indeed.

ECC 2011 Day 4 (Evening) Update

The Swedish women became the first team to qualify for the medal stages of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow when they won their seventh round-robin game, comfortably beating Italy by 8-3, retaining their unbeaten record in the process.

ECC 2011 Day 4 (Mid-day) Update

With the medal stages approaching fast, the action is hotting up at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow. In a tense sixth session of men’s round-robin play Denmark – last year’s silver medallists faced Scotland.

ECC 2011 Day 3 (Evening) Update

After five sessions of men’s round-robin play in the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow, three teams share the lead, each on four wins – Denmark, Germany and Sweden. Denmark had a solid 8-3 win over Italy, which now means that the Italians are still looking for their first victory of the week.

ECC 2011 Day 3 (Mid-day) Update

After four sessions of men’s round-robin play at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow, undefeated Germany lead the rankings. They consolidated that position with a 7-4 win over France, scoring in four successive ends in the middle of the game.

ECC 2011 Day 2 (Evening) Update

After the third men’s round-robin session in the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2011 in Moscow, Germany now are the only unbeaten side.

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