Event reports and photos


Saturday, 24.03.2018, 11:00 H - Final Game

Women

Russia – Croatia

Russia started extraordinary in this final and wrote 4 stones in the very first end. Up to the half-time Croatia could keep up (4:5). After that the Croatian women was stronger and won all the remaining ends. What a surprise! Russia lost only one match in the whole tournament – the final.

 

 

Men

Russia – Finland

In the round robin, Russia won 10:6. In the final Russia needed an extra end and a little bit of luck, that the last stone of Finland was too short. Russia won all its 8 matches – a dignified European Champion!

 

 

 

Results:

Men 

 

FIN - RUS

7:8 after Extra End

 

Women

RUS – CRO

5:8 after 9th End

 


Friday, 23.03.2018, 19:00 H - Game for 3rd Place (Bronze)

Game for 3rd place

 

Women

Hungary – Germany

Hungary started excellent in this match and could write 4 stones in the first end. In half-time it was 7:2 and at the end Hungary won the bronze medal with 10:4.

 

 

Men

Switzerland – Hungary

The host was under pressure. A lot of spectators came to see the Swiss team winning. But at the beginning it didn’t look good and in half-time it was 4:6. After Switzerland could level the score in the 8th end it was then again Hungary who stroke back and won 9:7.

 

 

Results:

Men

SUI – HUN

7:9

 

Women

 

HUN – GER

10:4 after 9th End


Friday, 23.03.2018, 13:00 H - Semi-Finals

Women

Russia – Germany

Russia was simply too strong for Germany. In the round robin it was a close match, but the semi-final wasn’t. 9:0 in halftime and 14:1 at the end.

 

Hungary – Croatia

In the round robin Hungary won clearly, in the semi-final Croatia marked a successful revenge in a very exciting match. Croatia won in extra end 8:7.

 

 

Men

Russia – Switzerland

It was a surprisingly tight match until the break after 5 ends (3:3). But then Russia won all the remaining ends and won 8:3.

 

Hungary – Finland

Hungary has won in the round robin, Finland now won in the semis. It was a thrilling match with the better end for the Northern European.

 

 

Results:

Men

SUI - RUS

3:8 after 8th End

FIN - HUN

9:8

 

Women

 

RUS - GER

14:1 after 8th End

CRO - HUN

8:7 after Extra End


Thursday, 22.03.2018, 13:00 H - Draw 9

Women

Hungary – Germany

Hungary had a tremendous LSD and won its last match. They lost only against Russia during the round robin. Germany is also in the semi-finals and is playing Russia tomorrow.  

 

Croatia – Poland

Croatia won clearly against Poland. In the semi-finals is waiting Hungary, however Poland is ranked last and out of the tournament.

 

 

Men

Poland – Russia

Russia won also its last match of the round robin, although it was a tight match. Poland is ranked 6th and therefore out of competition.

 

Germany – Ukraine

Germany was playing well but they didn’t succeed to win against Ukraine. Ukraine is out of tournament because of the loss in the direct encounter.

 

Results:

Men

POL – RUS

6:10 after 9th End

GER – UKR

5:7 after 9th End

 

Women

 

HUN – GER

9:4 after 8th End

CRO – POL

11:3 after 7th End


Wednesday, 21.03.2018, 19:00 H - Draw 8

Women

Ukraine – Croatia

Croatia was the better team and won clearly. Ukraine won only two ends and gave up after 8th end.

 

Russia – Hungary

Both teams haven’t lost so far. It was a tight match, which Russia won after 3 stones in the 9th end. Russia is the winner of the round robin. Hungary is in the semi-finals, although they have lost. 

 

Men

Finland – Hungary

A top match between the second and the third of the ranking. The decision was made in the extra end, where Hungary achieved 5 stones!! Hungary will finish the round robin as second.

 

Switzerland – Germany

The Swiss team was forced to win against Germany, that has lost all of its matches so far. The match started well for the host and after the 6th end the match was over: Switzerland wrote 6 (!) stones.

 

Results:

Men

FIN – HUN

7:12 after extra End

SUI – GER

16:6 after 8th End

 

Women

UKR – CRO

2:10 after 6th End

RUS – HUN

8:4 after 9th End

 

 


Wednesday, 21.03.2018, 13:00 H - DRAW 7

Women

Germany – Croatia

Croatia had to win this encounter to have a chance for the semi-finals. The team took its chance and won clearly. Three stones in three ends were crucial for the outcome of this match.

 

Men

Germany – Poland

What a back and forth in this match. Poland won two ends, then Germany won four ends and, in the end, Poland won the last three ends and the match. Germany is still waiting for its first victory, Poland needs a victory over Russia in the last match to get in the semi-finals. 

 

Russia – Finland

First and second of the ranking – this should be an exciting match. And indeed, it was one. Up to the 8th end Finland was in the lead. Russia won the final spurt with two winning ends and now remains at the top of the ranking. 

 

Hungary – Switzerland

Switzerland won the hammer and the second end. All the rest went to Hungary. A clear loss for the host, who must win its last match against Germany.

 

Results:

Men

GER – POL

4:9 after 9th End

RUS – FIN

10:6

HUN – SUI

8:2 after 9th End

 

Women

GER – CRO

4:10 after 8th End

 

 


 


Tuesday, 20.03.2018, 19:00 H - Draw 6

Women

Poland – Ukraine

Both teams haven’t won a match so far. Nevertheless, Ukraine was the favourite. After Poland won the second end, it was Ukraine, that was stronger and got all the remaining ends.   

 

Men

Poland – Finland

Poland has lost all its matches, Finland has won all. So, the roles were clearly defined. But reality holds sometimes a surprise … Polish skip Twardowski succeeded a promotion takeout in the 10th end and the first victory! 

 

Hungary – Germany

Germany could keep up until halftime, but then Hungary won three stones in a row. Umpire Kevin Tschudi had to stop this match: Germany wanted to go on but had no chance to win this encounter with remaining two stones.

 

Russia – Ukraine

Ukraine was in front 2:0 after three ends, but with 5 stones in the 4th end, Russia stayed in control and won clearly. Russia is now the only team without a loss.

 

 

Results:

Men

POL – FIN

8:5

HUN – GER

7:4 after 9th End

RUS – UKR

9:3 after 8th End

 

Women

 

POL – UKR

1:10 after 9th End

 

 


Special: City Tour schaffhausen

 

 

About 50 people in three groups took part at the City Tour today. Roland Hermann, native-born from Schaffhausen, showed the groups around the old town and different places of interest. It was a chilly tour in the morning, and a sunny one in the afternoon. 


Monday, 19.03.2018, 19:00H - draw 5

Women

Russia – Germany

What a surprise at the beginning of this match. Germany was head after three ends 3:0. But the next 5 ends won Russia an it was 3:7. Two more stones for Germany in the 9th end and the final score was settled. 

 

Croatia – Hungary

Until the 8th end, both teams were equally strong, and the score was 6:4 for Hungary. But then Hungary scored 4 stones and won now all its three matches.  

 

 

Men

Ukraine – Poland

Ukraine is getting better and better. After the victory in Draw 4 they also won against Poland. After 6 ends, the score was 3:3. Then Ukraine won the next three ends and Poland gave up after the 9th end.

 

Switzerland – Russia

Russia showed its strength already in the LSD with 11cm and 33cm. With the hammer they started the score with 3 stones. After 5 stones for Russia in the 5th end, Switzerland gave up.  

 

 

Results:

Men

UKR – POL

8:3 after 9th End

SUI – RUS

3:10 after 6th End

 

Women

 

RUS – GER

7:5 after 9th End

CRO – HUN

4:10 after 9th End


Monday, 19.03.2018, 13:00h - Draw 4

Women

Hungary – Ukraine

Thanks to a strong final spurt, Hungary won this tight match against Ukraine 6:4. The last three ends went all to Hungary with 1 stone.  

 

Poland – Russia

Poland had absolutely no chance against the acting European Champion – 0:11 after the 6th end. We hope, that Poland will recover and strike back in the upcoming draws.

 

 

 

Men

Ukraine – Hungary

Ukraine got its first victory of the tournament. In the 2nd and 3rd end, Ukraine scored 4 and 3 stones. which was crucial for this match. 

 

 

Finland – Switzerland

Both teams won their first two matches, so the spectators could hope for an interesting match. But Finland was to strong today. With almost no mistakes, they played very well, and the Swiss gave up after the 9th end.

 

 

Results:

Men

UKR – HUN

10:3 after 6th End

FIN – SUI

8:5 after 9th End

 

Women

HUN – UKR

6:4

POL – RUS

0:11 after 6th End


Sunday, 18.03.2018, 19:00h - Draw 3

Women

Ukraine – Russia

Although Ukraine got in front 3:0 and 7:5, it was in the end Russia that won this match with 10:7. Russia stole two stones and Ukraine gave up after 9 ends.

 

Germany – Poland

Poland led with 3:0 after two ends, but then Germany stroke back and scored 5 (!) stones in the third end and 4 stones in the fourth end. That was to much for the Polish team. Perhaps they were also tired from the afternoon’s match. After 7 ends, they gave up.

 

 

Men

Russia – Germany

Russia was simply the better team and they earned this clear victory. Germany could only score once and lost this unilateral match with 1:12.

 

Ukraine – Switzerland

What a tight and exciting match. Only once a team could score two stones, all the other ends were zeros or ones. The Swiss guys were in front with 2:1 at half time, but then it was Ukraine that won the next three ends (2:4). Swiss skip Chris Sidler took a timeout in the 7th end and this seemed to be the right decision. They won 5:4 after extra end and were very, very happy.

 

 

Results:

 

Men

UKR - SUI

4:5 after extra End

RUS - GER

12:1 after 6th End

 

Women

UKR - RUS

7:10 after 9th End

GER - POL

15:4 after 7th End


Sunday, 18.03.2018, 13:00h - Draw 2

Women

 

Croatia – Russia

Russia, as acting European Champion, was the favourite in this encounter. But Croatia started well and was in front after the 6th end. In the 7th End, Russia got 3 stones!  After 10 ends, it was 7:7 – Extra end. The last stone of the russian skip Svetlana Tsedik just was a little long and came in the draw – 8:7 for Russia.

 

Poland – Hungary

Hungary started very good and got in front 8:0 after two ends. Poland tried hard, but they had some problems with the length. So they gave up after the 6th end at 2:11.

 

 

Men

 

Germany – Finland

Finland showed a predominant match. Only in the 5th end, Germany took their first stone. After Finland wrote 4 stones in the 6th end, Germany gave up at 1:15.

 

Poland – Hungary

Until the 4th end, it was a tight match. Before the break, Ungarian 4th, Joszef Bajusz, made a very good hit and roll and Hungary wrote 4 stones! After that, it was again a tight game, but with the lead of three stones, Hungary won after 9 ends 8:5.

 

 

Results:

 

Men

GER - FIN

1:15 after 6th End

POL - HUN

5:8 after 9th End

 

Women

CRO - RUS

7:8 after extra End

POL - HUN

2:11 after 6th End


Saturday, 17.03.2018, 14:00h - Draw 1

Men

Finland – Ukraine

 

Until to fourth End Finland had lead with four points, because they have stolen one stone in each end. Ukraine had started badly and tried to make more stones. Before the break they made a two-house. After the break Ukraine was slowly getting better, won two points in the 7th end and one in the 9th end. They could, for the first time, steal two stones after the 10th end. That lead to an extra end. Ukraine tried to defend his stones but Finland played well and won this game.

 

Switzerland – Poland

 

Many spectators attended the first match of the Swiss Team against Poland. They were very excited. The Swiss team played well and was focused. The communication in the sweeping work was very good. Poland tried hard but made some missing stones.

The stone of Filip Twardowski was too long so that the red stones are in favour of Switzerland. After the 8th end Poland gave up. Big applause to Switzerland. A successful revenge after Poland had won in Sotchi/RUS (3th Deaf Curling World Championships 2017).

 

Hungary – Russia

 

Russia is favourite of the Deaf Curling European Championships. Russia played very well and clean. They have made a good sweeping work. Hungary had sometimes problems with the distance and the precision. They gave up after 7ends.

 

Women

Ukraine – Germany

 

Ukraine had some problems with the distance and the precision. They have tried to shot the stones into the ice. The German women showed a good play. Clean work and the communication was good. After the 8th end Ukraine gave up. Germany was happy to win this game.

 

Results:

 

Men

  

FIN – UKR

9:7 after extra end

SUI – POL

10:3 after 8th end

HUN – RUS

4:10 after 8th end

 

Women 

UKR – GER

4:9 after 9th end


Opening Ceremony

Closing Ceremony with medals


Text: Roman Pechous, Linda Lochmann

Photos: Linus Eugster, Hanspeter Müller, Elisabeth Schlegel

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