Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Morning Call: Wednesday, December 9

After yesterday's play in the men's Le Gruyere European Curling Championships, Norway shares the lead with Sweden, both teams with the same won six, lost one record. Scotland now is 5-2. Team Murdoch has its final two round robin games today, Switzerland at 09.00 and Italy at 19.00. The standings with just two games remaining in the round robin are:

Norway, Sweden 6-1
France, Scotland 5-2
Switzerland 4-3
Germany 3-4
Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland 2-5
Italy 0-7

Defending champion Mirjam Ott of Switzerland tops the women’s table following two wins yesterday. The Swiss now have won six and lost just one game. Russia’s Liudmila Privivkova had a bad day yesterday and has dropped to 5-2. It was a better day for the Scots, and Eve and the girls are very much still in contention. They have just one game today, against Norway at 14.00.

Women’s standings after seven games:
Switzerland, 6 -1
Denmark, Russia 5-2
Germany, Norway, Scotland, Sweden 4-3
Finland 2-5
Italy 1-6
England 0-7

In the B Divisions at the Curl Aberdeen rink, Netherlands and Latvia lead the women’s B1 division, unbeaten on four wins, while Austria leads the B2 division, on three wins and no losses. Russia is on top of the men’s MB1 division on eight wins and no losses, well ahead of the field, and Hungary leads MB2 on six wins and one loss, with Austria and Wales both on six wins and two losses.

The live scoring, statistics and results can be found here:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Linx is a sell out for Saturday's final games, and there is a waiting list for tickets. If you don't have a ticket, don't travel to Aberdeen expecting to get in on the door. If you do have a ticket, and don't plan to use it, please pass it to someone else! But there's a PS. The local organising committee is looking at the option of bringing in extra seating!

There is certainly space today, tomorrow and Friday (check the main website for draw information) if you want to experience this great event at first hand.

Have you seen Coo? She didn't come home last night. I'm worried someone has led her astray... again! Update later.

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