Switzerland emerge victorious after a tight game against Germany

  • Switzerland edge out Germany in a close fought game Photo © WCF / Laura Godenzi

World champions Switzerland faced Germany in a tight game during Tuesday evening's seventh session of women's round-robin play at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in the Granly Hockey Arena in Esbjerg, Denmark.

In the fourth end, Germany's Daniela Driendl hit out a Swiss stone to score two, to tie the game at 4-4, and then, in the tenth end, with the scores tied again, this time at 8-8, Switzerland's skip Alina Paetz hit out a German stone to score two points and claim a 10-8 win.

Meanwhile Scotland faced an Estonian team who were still looking for their first win of the week. And Estonia were not to win in this session either.

In the sixth end, Scotland's skip Eve Muirhead drew her final stone into the house to complete a score of five points from the end and win the game by 10-1.

Sweden played Hungary and in the eighth end their skip Cecilia Oestlund made a clean draw for one point to take a 7-2 lead on the way to an 8-2 victory.

Russia faced Finland, and, after blanking the first end, they opened their account in the second when skip Anna Sidorova played a double take-out to score three points. The Russians proved to be too strong for the Finns recording a 9-1 win in just six ends.

Norway blanked the first two ends of their game against table-topping Denmark and opened the scoring in the third end when their skip Kristin Skaslien hit out a Danish stone to score three points.

In the fifth end, Skaslien had another hit, this time to score one point and take 4-1 lead. The final score in this game saw Norway hand Denmark their first loss, by 8-5.

They Said It:

Alina Paetz; skip, Switzerland (after 10-8 win over Germany):

"I think we had a pretty good start, but they played really well. They did lots of good freezes, so it was back and forth, back and forth. It was a good fight."

Kristin Skaslien; skip, Norway (after 8-5 win over Denmark):

It feels good, it's always nice to win. Our goal is to stay in the "A" Division and to qualify for the worlds, so that win means everything actually. I'm so happy. We made a two in the eighth end and that was the shot that made us believe we could win the game.

B Division Highlights:

Denmark remain on top of the standings in the men's B-division Group A after a 10-2 win over Poland. Lithuania edged Belgium by 5-4 to tie Slovenia, who lost 8-1 to Turkey, for second spot in Group A.

In Group B, Austria and Latvia are now tied for first place. The Austrians fell 9-8 to England, while Latvia picked up a 10-1 win against Israel.

in the women's B-division , the Czech Republic defeated Turkey 7-6 and are now sole leaders. Latvia, in second place, scored five points in the fifth end against the Netherlands on the way to a 9-7 victory.

WCTV Highlights: next live broadcast tomorrow at 1200 (CET), Russia v Sweden (Women's Session 8)


Scotland 10-1 Estonia; Hungary 2-8 Sweden; Finland 1-9 Russia; Norway 8-5 Denmark; Switzerland 10-8 Russia.

WOMEN'S STANDINGS after Session 7 (W - L):

Denmark 6-1
Russia 6-1
Scotland 5-2
Finland 4-3
Switzerland 4-3
Sweden 4-3
Norway 3-4
Germany 2-5
Hungary 1-6
Estonia 0-7