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ECC 2010 Women's Finals & Bronze Game

Sweden's Stina Viktorsson beat Scotland's Eve Muirhead by 8-6 in a high-class final on Saturday afternoon at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry, Switzerland to take gold and her first European crown. The game see-sawed between the two teams five times. The Scots started well, scoring two in the first end with a simple draw by Muirhead.

ECC 2010 Day 7 Update

The Danish men and Swedish women are through to the finals of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry, Switzerland. Denmark will meet Norway in the men's gold medal game and the Swedes face Scotland in the women's game on Saturday.

World Curling Federation Semi Annual General Assembly – Key Decisions/announcements

World Curling Federation Member Associations have unanimously approved changes to the WCF’s Olympic Winter Games qualifying system. Members voted to create a two year point qualification period and the creation of a new Olympic Qualification event. The new system takes effect immediately, pending approval of the International Olympic Committee, ahead of the Sochi 2014 games.

ECC 2010 Day 6 Update

Scotland's Eve Muirhead and Norway's Thomas Ulsrud both booked their places in Saturday's finals of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry, Switzerland when they won the Page 1-2 Play-off games on Thursday evening. The Scottish women were up against Russia's Liudmila Privivkova and finished the game off in spectacular style in the ninth end.

ECC 2010 Day 5 Update

Scotland, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden are through to the playoff stage of the women's event at this year's Le Gruyère European Curling Championships. Scotland's Eve Muirhead qualified in first place from the round-robin with two six-ends wins on Wednesday.

ECC 2010 Day 4 Update

Germany and Switzerland top the men's A Group rankings at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships with six wins and one loss each. Germany's Andy Kapp followed up an 8-2 win over France's Thomas Dufour in his Tuesday morning game with a 7-6 win over defending champion Niklas Edin of Sweden in the evening.

Lethbridge, Canada Awarded 2012 World Women’s Championship

The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) announced today that Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, will stage the 2012 World Women’s Curling Championship, March 17-25 at the 5,000 seat Enmax Centre. It will mark the 12th time that Canada has hosted the World Women’s Championship since the event began in 1979 in Perth, Scotland.

ECC 2010 Day 3 Update

Five teams share the lead on four wins and one loss - Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland - in the men's A Group at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry, Switzerland.

ECC 2010 Day 2 Update

Sweden stand alone unbeaten at the top of the women's A Group standings at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships after four sessions of round-robin play. After three sessions, the Danish and Germans share an unblemished record at the top of the men's A Group rankings.

ECC 2010 Day 1 Update

The opening day of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2010 in Champéry, Switzerland opened with four draws in the A Group - two games each for the men and women. Defending men's champion Niklas Edin and his team from Sweden opened their campaign well, with two wins, following up their opening 5-3 victory over the Netherlands with a tight 7-6 win over Russia.

Champéry, Switzerland ready to host 2010 Le Gruyère European Curling Championships

The 2010 Le Gruyère European Curling Championships for both men’s and women’s teams gets underway on Saturday 4th of December in Champéry, Switzerland. It is the 36th edition of the event since it began in Megève, France in 1975.

Chinese men & Korean women win Pacific Championships 2010

China has won gold at this year’s Pacific Men’s Curling Championship, beating Korea 9-3 and completing the event which was held in Uiseong, Korea on an unbeaten record. In the women’s event, the Korean women’s team won the gold medal game 10-7 beating Vancouver Olympic bronze medallists Bingyu Wang and her team from China.

Pacific Championships 2010 begin Tuesday in Korea

The 2010 Pacific Curling Championships get underway in Uiseong, Korea on Tuesday 16 November. 11 teams (6 men’s teams and 5 women’s teams) from the Pacific region will take part in the event with the finals taking place a week later on Tuesday 23 November. Full playing schedules/team line ups/results and photos can be seen here: http://www.2010pcc.

China and Russia qualify for Wheelchair Worlds 2011

China and Russia have won the two qualification spots for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2011. On the final day of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland, China beat Italy 10-4 to win the first spot. Russia, after beating Japan 9-6, went on the beat Italy 6-4, for the second berth.

China, Italy, Russia & Japan make Wheelchair Qualifying event Playoffs

The final day of round robin play at the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland, saw the teams from China, Italy, Russia and Japan making it through to the final stage playoffs on Friday. On top of the standings with 7 wins and 1 loss each are China and Italy. They will meet in the 1v2 playoff game on Friday morning.

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