The teams for the 2nd edition of the Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles have been announced. Check out the team page to see who will be competing.
We are very pleased and honored to be inviting you to the 2nd edition of the Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles 2017 as part of the Curling Champions Tour, which will be held at Curlingrink Zoetermeer in the Netherlands!
System of play with 20 teams: 4 poules of 5. Top 2 teams each group to quarter Finals and consolation play-off for nrs 3 in each group. 4 games guaranteed.
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Dorottya Palancsa and Zsolt Kiss have won the inaugural CCT Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. The reigning world champions beat Russia's Victoria Moiseeva and Petr Dron in the final with a score of 10-6.
Russia scored 2 points in the first end, but then Hungary struck right back with a score of 5 and another 3 to lead by 8-2 after the third end. The Russians then looked for a comeback by scoring 1 in the fifth end with their powerplay and another 3 points in the sixth end. However, that proved to be too late to put serious pressure on Hungary. Russia ran out of stones in the eighth end and conceded with the final score 10-6 to Hungary.
Kiss and Palancsa took the long road to the final after losing their first game against Finland. But after winning the other games in their group they still finished in second spot and remained in contention for the quarter finals. They had to start early on Sunday and beat Switzerland 1 in an elimination game. With almost no rest in between they beat Scotland in the quarter finals, Hungary 2 in the semi finals and Russia 1 in the final. With their very impressive run the World champions now share 2nd place in the CCT mixed doubles ranking.
With the loss the Russian team came second after winning all of their earlier games. Ildikó Szekeres and György Nagy (Hungary 2) took third place in the tournament after beating Russia 2 after an extra end: 9-8.
The final of the inaugural Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles at Curlingbaan Zoetermeer will be a battle between Russia 1 and Hungary 1. Both teams beat their compatriots in the semi finals. Hungary 1, reigning world champions Kiss and Palancsa scored first against Hungary and kept the upper all the way. Russia 1 also took an early lead, but then Russia 2 surged back. With a power play score of 2 in the sixth end Russia 1 drew level again and then added two steals for the win.
The final will be played at 3.10 PM (15.10 CET) and can be watched live here.
Sunday 8.00 AM
Sheet A: Switzerland 1 vs. Latvia (elimination game) 6-3
Sheet B: Canada vs. Hungary 2 (quarter final) 6-8
Sheet C: Switzerland 2 vs. Hungary 1 (elimination game) 6-7
Sunday 10.00 AM
Sheet A: Russia 2 vs. Finland (quarter final) 10-5
Sheet B: Scotland vs. Hungary 1 (quarter final) 5-7
Sheet C: Russia 1 vs. Switzerland 1 (quarter final) 9-3
The teams that didn't reach the play-off stage still had one more game to play. The numbers 3 and 4 in groups A to C play Saturday night at 10 PM. On Sunday the Netherlands 3 will play against the Netherlands 4 at 1 PM and Estonia will play Belgium at 3 PM to determine the final ranking.
*provided 20 teams apply