WCT Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles
WCT Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles
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.
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.
In the first quarter final of the Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles in Zoetermeer Hungary 2 beat Canada 8-6. The Hungarians got off to a great start with a score of 3 in the opening end and a steal of 2 in the next. Canada clawed back with a power play score of 3 in the fifth end. But Hungary then also used their power play to score 2.
The other Hungarian team also won their elimination game against Switzerland 2. They will now face Scotland in the quarter finals. Switzerland 1 meanwhile defeated Latvia to claim the final spot in the quarters, against Russia 1.
Hungary 1 shook off the Scots to further advance to the semi final, where it will face Hungary 2. The second semi final will be between Russia 1 and Russia 2, who beat Switzerland 1 and Finland respectively.
Sunday 1 PM
Sheet A: Hungary 1 - Hungary 2 (semi final)
Sheet B: Russia 1 - Russia 2 (semi final) Watch live here
Sheet C: Netherlands 3 - Netherlands 4 (ranking game)
Switzerland 1 made sure none of the five Dutch teams in the tournament reached the play-off stages. Netherlands 3 had a chance to make 6 in the opening end, but had to settle for 1 point. The Swiss then scored 4 in the third end and didn't give the Dutch any more opportunities.
Latvia beat Netherlands 4 to stay in the race in group E, but had to wait for the result of the game between Estonia and Hungary 2 to know if they made it to the play-offs. That game was an absolute nail-biter with the two team copying each other until the extra end. Estonia had the advantage of last rock, but Hungary managed to steal three for the win, and first place in the group. It also meant that Latvia finished in second spot and Estonia was out of contention.
Netherlands 3 - Switzerland 1: 3-8
Estonia - Hungary 2: 7-10
Netherlands 4 - Latvia: 1-10
Russia 2 clinched top spot in group C with a commanding 11-2 victory over Australia. Netherlands 2 battled hard against Switzerland 2 but fell just short in the end. Scotland extended their point scoring streak to twelve ends in a row with another cleanly executed win against Belgium, giving them first place in group D.
Australia - Russia 2: 2-11
Switzerland 2 - Netherlands 2: 10-8
Belgium - Scotland: 0-16
In a battle for first place in group B Canada and Russia 1 provided a thriller. The score went up and down and was tied after eight ends. In the extra end the Russians came out in top with a score of 4 points. Romania beat the Netherlands 1 to finish in third spot in the group.
France and Hungary 1 also gave the spectators a nice show with some great shots. With two steals in a row halfway through the game the Hungarians managed to shake off the French, which means they're still in contention for the title in the inaugural Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles in Zoetermeer.
France - Hungary 1: 3-8
Canada - Russia 1: 5-9
Romania - Netherlands 1: 11-2
The Netherlands 3 struggled against the experienced Scottish team. Scotland opened the score with 5 and finished it off with a 6-ender in the sixth end bringing the final score at 18-0. After scoring in their first end Belgium also experienced difficulties against Switzerland, giving up 3 in the second end and then three consecutive steals. The Belgians got two back with the power play, but it wasn't enough to turn the game around. Scotland is now certain of a spot in the quarter finals.
Australia meanwhile beat Netherlands 2 in group C. The Australians took a 5-0 lead after a steal of 3 in the third. The Dutch got back in the game with a power play of 3 in the sixth end, but weren't able to topple the Australians.
Switzerland 1 - Belgium: 8-3
Netherlands 2 - Australia: 5-7
Scotland - Netherlands 3: 18-0
Canada and Russia 1 have ensured themselves of a spot in at least the elimination game. In the final round robin game in group B they will battle each other for direct qualification for the quarter finals. Netherlands 1 and Romania are out of contention.
After scoring in nine consecutive ends, Russia's streak was ended by a Romanian power play. The Russians quickly got back to business however and used their power play to score 5 and clinched the deal with a steal of 3.
Russia 2 did a good job in group C by beating Switzerland 2 with big numbers.
Russia 1 - Romania: 13-2
Netherlands 1 - Canada: 3-6
Russia 2 - Switzerland 2: 10-3
Being 1 down in 7, the Australians used their powerplay effectively to score 4 and go up by 3 into the final end. However the Suisse had their powerplay and used it in the very final end. The Australians chose to play the centre guard and with their final 2 stones they drew around it. That didnt prove good enough as the suisse made a 4 meter runback and then a hackweight tap to to remove the australian rocks for a score of 5.
Meanwhile both Russian teams proved to be very strong as they beat their Dutch opponents by a wide margin.
Netherlands 1 - Russia 1: 0-14
Australia - Switzerland 2: 7-9
Netherlands 2 - Russia 2: 5-11
*provided 20 teams apply