Congratulations to all the medal winners from the 2015 European Curling Championships!
At the conclusion of women’s round-robin play, Russia topped the standings with an 8-1 record, followed by Scotland (7-2), Finland (6-3), and Denmark (6-3). Russia defeated Denmark in the semi-final, while Scotland defeated Finland. In the Bronze Medal game, Finland topped Denmark 10-8, while Russia defeated Scotland 6-4 to win Gold.
For the men, Norway went undefeated in round-robin play with a perfect 9-0 record, while Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, and Scotland all finished 5-4. This resulted in a tiebreaker game between Scotland and Sweden for the fourth playoff spot, which Sweden won. Sweden went on to defeat Norway in the semi-final, while Switzerland defeated Finland. Norway defeated Finland 7-4 for Bronze, while Sweden defeated Switzerland 7-6 for their Gold Medal.
Looking at my predictions for the event (available here), I was 2/4 with women’s qualifying teams and 3/4 for the men. On the women’s side I had Sweden and Switzerland qualifying instead of Denmark and Finland, while for the men I had Scotland instead of Finland. When it comes to final placing/medals, I was 2/4 with the women and 1/4 with the men. I predicted both Gold Medal winners correctly, and also had Scotland Women winning Silver. However, I had the Switzerland winning Bronze and Sweden finishing fourth for the women, while for the men I had Norway winning Silver, Switzerland winning Bronze, and Scotland taking fourth.
As for the ongoing NerdCurl vs Twine-Time Challenge, this event marks the first non-Grand Slam Of Curling event so far this season, and as such we agreed to score things a bit differently. Each correctly picked qualifier would be worth 1 point, with bonus points for final placing as follows: 2 for fourth, 3 for Bronze, 4 for Silver, 5 for Gold. Coming into this event, I was leading 48 to 45 through three events. Now, for the results:
Women: 3/4 QF, Gold, Silver, Fourth – 14 Points
Men: 4/4 QF, Fourth – 6 Points
Event Total: 20 Points
Season Total: 65 Points
Women: 2/4 QF, Gold, Silver – 11 Points
Men: 3/4 QF, Gold – 8 Points
Event Total: 19 Points
Season Total: 67 Points
And there you have it. NerdCurl loses this event (barely), yet still maintains a slim points lead for the season. With two big events coming up back-to-back, there are more points on the line and it’s still anybody’s game.
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